Webcam on HP DV9000 series

niel bqz69 at
Sat Nov 17 20:25:32 UTC 2007

I am using HP dv9540, and my webcam is only called "HP webcam".

You can see the specifications of my HP laptop here:

Here is my lsusb output (if it might help):

$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c517 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 08ff:2580 AuthenTec, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b023 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

On Friday 16 November 2007 01.42.43 Derek Broughton wrote:
> Gilles Gravier wrote:
> > Try launching Ekiga, the GNOME Video Conference application. Make sure
> > that, in the video detection screen, your camera is visible, either as a
> > V4L or V4L2 device. If it isn't visible in Ekiga, then chances are you
> > don't have a driver for it.
>... depends on your luck and if it's a (1), (2) or (3) category cam.
> > :)
> Mine (on an hp dv6000) is UVC, but in my research it would appear that
> _very_ few programs actually support uvc yet (at least the versions in the
> Ubuntu repos).  luvcview does - but it's pretty much just a proof of
> concept for uvc.  Kopete does.  Ekiga _should_ (but I couldn't make it),
> and mplayer has a patch that I haven't tried.
> David - what does lsusb show?  The DV6000s have at least two different
> webcams (only one of which is supported at all), so we need to know that,
> at least.
> --
> derek

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