Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 483226
webcam does not work on eee pc 900
Last modified: 2009-02-13 04:32:50 EST
Description of problem:
kernel does not find webcam of eee pc 900. Smolt profile here:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
system fully updated as of today.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch ucview
2. ucview fails with message "No supported video capture devices found!"
this is consistent behaviour from F-9 upwards (not finding webcam). Note that the linux version pre-installed worked found the webcam just fine, and so did the application (ucview). (There is no longer the original distro installed)
manual modprobing uvcvideo (as described in
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EeePc#Webcam) succeeds but the webcam is still not detected.
Hans, is this camera supported in 2.6.29?
(In reply to comment #1)
> Hans, is this camera supported in 2.6.29?
It should be, the 900 has known hardware problems where it drains the battery even when off, one possible workaround advertised for this is to disable all usb ports in the BIOS, that could be the cause of this.
1) Check that USB is enabled in the BIOS
2) Do: "lsusb" on a terminal and paste the output here
3) Do: "lsusb -n" on a terminal and paste the output here
The camera was disabled in the BIOS. Enabling it made it work for the first time in Fedora. The reason I had not checked there before was that the camera worked with the asus-specific distro.
Closing NOTABUG for now, if you would like the lsusb info anyway, let me know.
As an additional datapoint, the webcam became self-disabled again in the BIOS and it needed manual enabling again.