Thanks for responding.
That webcam should show in the lsusb command and it doesn't.
No, it does not show in lsusb
Do you have all the updates installed (level 1 to 5)? Consider to upgrade the 3.2 kernel to 3.3 or 3.4 (viewtopic.php?t=40185&f=42).
Level 4 is unsafe & 5 is Dangerous according to the update manager. Or is this an exaggeration? Would the update be easily recognized (have the word webcam in it?)
The current kernel is 3.2.
Is the webcam disabled in bios or somewhere else?
The BIOS is very simple and other than virtualization and a couple other items contains not much else.
Is the webcam working in Windows, in the Mint liveCD or in other liveCD's?
The original OS on this laptop was Windows Vista so you can take a guess why I got rid of it.
I had Ubuntu 10.10 prior to MInt 13. To be honest, I never was interested in the webcam until recently. I just got a job where I'll be travelling quite a bit so I thought skype would be nice to install.