I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my imac G5 and I need help detecting my internal camera, help!

Asked by Jessica Davis on 2012-06-28

I installed unbuntu 12.04 on my imac G5 and I am having difficulty detecting my internal camera. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Can you please give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsusb


Jessica Davis (jldavi24) said : #2

Thanks for responding. My output from "lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsusb" is :
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux jessica-iMac 3.2.0-25-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 23 20:33:05 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 002: ID 05ac:1006 Apple, Inc. Hub in Aluminum Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05ac:8300 Apple, Inc. Built-in iSight (no firmware loaded)
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 05ac:0304 Apple, Inc. Optical USB Mouse [Mitsumi]
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 05ac:8240 Apple, Inc. IR Receiver [built-in]
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 05ac:0220 Apple, Inc. Aluminum Keyboard (ANSI)
Bus 005 Device 004: ID 05ac:8206 Apple, Inc. Bluetooth HCI

Good so far, does it work in cheese? What have you tested the webcam with?

Jessica Davis (jldavi24) said : #4

No, it does not work with cheese, or skype or gmail. When I try to open cheese it says, "no device found".

ok run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mactel-support/ppa
sudo apt-get install isight-firmware-tools

Reboot and retest

Jessica Davis (jldavi24) said : #6

Alright, I performed the above actions, rebooted and retested and I'm still getting the same "No device found" message on cheese.

ok reboot and run:

dmesg | grep -i sight

What is output?

Jessica Davis (jldavi24) said : #8

Input of "dmesg | grep -i sight" is :
[ 12.256497] Unable to load isight firmware
[ 12.257326] usbcore: registered new interface driver isight_firmware


sudo ift-extract -a /lib/firmware/AppleUSBVideoSupport -f /lib/firmware/isight.fw


Jessica Davis (jldavi24) said : #10

This is my output from "sudo ift-extract -a /lib/firmware/AppleUSBVideoSupport -f /lib/firmware/isight.fw" :
Error: Unknown option -f/lib
  ift-extract [OPTION...] - built-in iSight firmware extractor and patcher

Help Options:
  -h, --help Show help options

Application Options:
  -a, --apple-driver Path to the AppleUSBVideoSupport driver file.
  -d, --output-directory=/lib/firmware Output firmware directory
  -f, --output-filename=isight.fw Name of the output firmware file

AppleUSBVideoSupport driver is usualy found in /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBVideoSupport.kext/Contents/MacOS/ in your Mac OS X root volume.

If you have a non-working Apple driver file, please send it to https://bugs.launchpad.net/isight-firmware-tools/+filebug withmachine description and OS X version.

Did you read the rest of the page I linked...

Jessica Davis (jldavi24) said : #12

Yes I read the link and followed the steps, still not working.

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