[ubuntu-uk] Cheese on netbook

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 21:33:14 GMT 2010

There is a hardware information tool that should be able to detect what is
visible to the kernel in a bit more meaningful way than dmesg but its name
escapes me at the moment. Have a search for 'hardware' in Software Centre.


On 5 Nov 2010 20:59, "Barry Drake" <bdrake at crosswire.org> wrote:

Hi there ....

Cheese is an app I never use except to give it a test.  The other day I
was showing my Dell Mini 10v to a friend, and Cheese said that it
couldn't find the camera (built into the netbook).  I re-installed
Cheese, and also gstreamer.  I then rebooted and still Cheese says 'no
device found'.  dmesg and lshw don't show anything that looks like a
webcam (to me) but I'm not really sure what I should be seeing.  The
thing is, the netbook is still under warranty, and I want to find out as
much as I can before I tell Dell there is a faulty camera.  To send it
back to Dell, I will have to back up my system and restore the version
of the software that Dell supplied as it came with 8.04 and I'm running
10.04.  Obviously if I do that and it doesn't work, the fault will be in
the hardware, but if there's an easier way to test for a hardware fault
I want to do that first!!!

Regards,                Barry Drake.
Sent from my Dell Netbook using Ubuntu - the window-free environment
that gives me real fresh air.

ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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