My Inbuilt Webcam not working. I am using ubuntu 11.10 with MacBook

Asked by Ratna Prabhakar Chilakamarthi on 2012-03-17

Hi,

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 on my Mac Book. My inbuilt webcam not working. Please help. I tried cheese webcam booth but not useful.

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Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsusb

Thanks

Hi

priyanka@priyanka-MacBook:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsusb
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
Linux priyanka-MacBook 3.0.0-16-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 12:49:42 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05ac:8300 Apple, Inc. Built-in iSight (no firmware loaded)
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05ac:0217 Apple, Inc. Internal Keyboard/Trackpad (ANSI)
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 05ac:8240 Apple, Inc. IR Receiver [built-in]
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 05ac:8205 Apple, Inc. Bluetooth HCI

Hi Thanks.

PFB the output for the above command.

priyanka@priyanka-MacBook:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsusb
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
Linux priyanka-MacBook 3.0.0-16-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 12:49:42 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05ac:8300 Apple, Inc. Built-in iSight (no firmware loaded)
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05ac:0217 Apple, Inc. Internal Keyboard/Trackpad (ANSI)
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 05ac:8240 Apple, Inc. IR Receiver [built-in]
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 05ac:8205 Apple, Inc. Bluetooth HCI

A websearch for:
05ac:8300 Apple, Inc. Built-in iSight (no firmware loaded)

Shows:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1873066
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1795893

I am new to UBUNTU... couldn't solve reading the above posts...
Help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks.

If you read the top command, it gives the commands. Anything I type here will be just a copy and paste form the page so is a pointless excercise.

I tried the mentioned commands... See the output below..
kindly help.

priyanka@priyanka-MacBook:~$ sudo apt-get install isight-firmware-tools
[sudo] password for priyanka:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
isight-firmware-tools is already the newest version.
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  gir1.2-wnck-3.0
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
priyanka@priyanka-MacBook:~$ sudo ift-extract -a AppleUSBVideoSupport

** ERROR **: Unable to read driver AppleUSBVideoSupport.

sudo ift-extract -a /lib/firmware/AppleUSBVideoSupport

priyanka@priyanka-MacBook:~$ sudo ift-extract -a /lib/firmware/AppleUSBVideoSupport

** ERROR **: Unable to read driver /lib/firmware/AppleUSBVideoSupport.

Hey Andrew,

Thank you.

I downloaded the AppleUSBVideoSupport file.. Its working now.. thanks a lot for your help.