Ubuntu 13.04 LifeCam NX-3000 webcam black screen

Asked by ephlodur on 2013-06-14

Hello is there anyboy else having issue with video with cheese or with skype for
Ubuntu 13.04 with kernel 3.8.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 1 16:35:23 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

before the video device was not showing after an update today from Ubuntu now the video device is found but the screen is black

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

You can report a bug about this.


What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsusb


ephlodur (ephlodur) said : #3

LSB Version: core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 13.04
Release: 13.04
Codename: raring
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 045e:0721 Microsoft Corp. LifeCam NX-3000 (UVC-compliant)

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #4

Is the uvcvideo module loaded ?

Give the results of

    lsmod | grep -i uvc

If uvcvideo is not listed in the results, then you can manually load the module with the command below

    sudo modprobe uvcvideo

Then retry to use the camera. If it works, you can add this module in /etc/modules , to be loaded in every startup. (make it permanent)

    echo uvcvideo | sudo tee -a /etc/modules


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