Gateway NV55C 1.3 MP webcam - Where is it??

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Dec 18 13:36:16 UTC 2011

Jay Ridgley wrote:
> >> >  I recently purchased a brand new laptop system as above. In
> >> >  Windows the webcam works.
> >> >  
> >> >  However, in Ubuntu 10.04.3 it does not show up at all. What
> >> >  must I do to enable it? As far as I know (from Windows) it is
> >> >  a usb video device.

> cdjsys at kodiak:~$ lsusb

> Bus 001 Device 003: ID 064e:c21c Suyin Corp.

The line above is the entry for your camera. According to google, that 
camera is a uvc device and I think it should be supported by the 
uvcvideo module. Try the program guvcview to find out if it works.

However depending on your application you may need the v4l1 
compatibility library, especially skype is one of those candidates. 
Install the package libv4l-0 and then run the command

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ skype

in a terminal to use the camera with skype.


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