[ubuntu-uk] Cheese on netbook

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Fri Nov 5 22:44:18 GMT 2010

On Fri, 2010-11-05 at 22:39 +0000, Barry Drake wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-11-05 at 21:33 +0000, Simon Greenwood wrote:
> > 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.
> Thanks.  Not found anything useful so far.  BUT I tried plugging in an
> old USB webcam and Cheese found that OK.  I think this means that I have
> a hardware problem, so I imagine I'm going to have to restore the
> supplied system, test and then return to Dell.  Any other thoughts?
> Regards,		Barry Drake.
> -- 
> Sent from my Dell Netbook using Ubuntu - the window-free environment
> that gives me real fresh air.

Can you try with a live CD or USB?  If the webcam is still not found,
then I think you will pretty well have proved a hardware fault.


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