Webcam Lenovo E430 does not work

Asked by Hubert on 2012-10-20

Hello,

For five weeks now I have my ThinkPad E430 and I can't use the webcam.
Before removing Win7 I have not tested the webcam.
I read around on the net, without success.
First I was with Ubuntu. For now I'm testing my laptop (battery) and the webcam with Lubuntu, same problem, the webcam does not work.
Next week I will install Ubuntu 12.10.

Here's what lsusb gives me:

lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 147e:1002 Upek
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 045e:0039 Microsoft Corp. IntelliMouse Optical

When I open GTK UVC video viewer I see this message:
Guvcview error:
Unable to access the device
Please, make sure that the device is connected and the driver is installed.

With Cheese it is written,
 no device detected.

I hope someone can help me.
I don't want to install win7.

Thanks.

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2012-10-21
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2012-10-21

The Upek thig is a finger reader. Is the cam built in or is it a USB device?

Hubert (hubert-ch) said : #2

Hi,

The cam is built in.
Thanks for the info about the finger reader. This one doesn't work but for me it's more important to have the cam functional.
I can live without the finger reader.

Thank you.

Do you dual boot the system?
Is the cam enabled in BIOS?

Hubert (hubert-ch) said : #4

No dual boot.
 I replaced windows 7 by Ubuntu 12.04. Now I did install Lubuntu 12.10. My cam doesnt work with any distro.
By installing Lubuntu I also wanted to see if my battery last longer than Ubuntu.

Yes my cam is enabled in the bios.

From what I have read, most of the time the camera works, there is no problem.

Thanks

Let me search

I've seen a page where a guy asked for one without a cam. Could this be the case?

Hubert (hubert-ch) said : #8

Hi,

This is the stupid question of the year :-)
I was certain that I had a camera.
I do not know what to say. Certainly I'm sorry but thank you solved my problem.

Do I win a prize for that :-)

Hehe if you like:
http://www.motherrr.com/Files/Image/Winner%20Cup.jpg

Sorry this didn't turn out better

Hubert (hubert-ch) said : #10

Hi,

I am proud of my trophy.
I hope this will help other lunatics like me.

Thanks.