Bug 525201 - Webcam not turned off default
Summary: Webcam not turned off default
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: v4l2ucp
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Hans de Goede
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-23 16:16 UTC by Georg Wild
Modified: 2009-09-23 16:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-09-23 16:48:11 UTC

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Description Georg Wild 2009-09-23 16:16:56 UTC
Since the upgrade to fc12 alpha my built-in webcam isn't turned off default. I see this by a green led built into my laptop.

Extract from messages:
Sep 23 17:28:59 localhost kernel: uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device USB 2.0 Camera (174f:5a35)
Sep 23 17:28:59 localhost kernel: input: USB 2.0 Camera as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.5/usb1/1-6/1-6:1.0/input/input11
Sep 23 17:28:59 localhost kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo

When I use cheese and cancel the webcam gets out.

Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2009-09-23 16:48:11 UTC
Your webcam is a UVC cam, so the LED is controlled by the firmware inside the
webcam. In older Fedora versions hal used to open and close the cam to probe it during boot, there by probably turning the LED off (like running cheese does).

We've stopped doing this probing, but your webcam firmware really should just start with the LED off.

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