Asus EEE webcam???

Mike McMullin mwmcmlln at
Fri Feb 29 18:04:57 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 16:20 +0100, Neil wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 3:44 PM, Bart Silverstrim
> <bsilver at> wrote:
> > Blaž Repas wrote:
> >  > Hi!
> >  >
> >  > I have bought an Asus EEE laptop, installed ubuntu on it and tried Ekiga...
> >  > But the webcam does not seem to work...
> >  >
> >  > Can anyone help me??
> >
> >  I read somewhere that the webcam was disabled in the BIOS.  you might
> >  want to look there.  Maybe it was a power save thing...?
> Under the original OS (Xandros) the web cam works perfectly, so it
> can't be disabled in the BIOS. Or does Xandros perform a separate
> hardware check that Ubuntu doesn't?

  It may well be a simple driver issue.  Do you offhand know which
driver Xandros was using?  If you don't then we need to track down the
driver.  I'm not sure if the camera would be on the usb bus or the pci
bus, though usb makes more sense.  For info on the USB bus in a terminal
enter lsusb, and look for the info, if you don't get enough info, try
lsusb -v, that will produce a lot of info and you need to look for the
camera, if you cannot scroll back far enough try lsusb -v >> lsbusb.txt,
and then open that with a text editor.  For the pci bus, try lspci.  For
more info on either man lsusb or man lspci.

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