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internal webcam HP dv6700

Postby jaws222 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:00 pm

I have a dv6700 laptop with Linux MInt 13 installed. I installed Skype but it cannot seem to find the interal webcam. I've also checked system info and do not recognize the device. Any suggestions?

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
09:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
09:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
09:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
09:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
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Re: internal webcam HP dv6700

Postby remoulder on Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:13 pm

Internal webcams are usually USB, try lsusb
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Re: internal webcam HP dv6700

Postby jaws222 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:22 pm

Thanks. Not much there.


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:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
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Re: internal webcam HP dv6700

Postby jaws222 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:43 pm

No advice here for this?
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Re: internal webcam HP dv6700

Postby nunol on Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:58 am

The Webcam doesn't show on the lsusb.

Do you know what that webcam is?
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Re: internal webcam HP dv6700

Postby jaws222 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:28 pm

HP Webcam-101
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Re: internal webcam HP dv6700

Postby nunol on Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:12 am

That webcam should show in the lsusb command and it doesn't.

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).

Is the webcam disabled in bios or somewhere else?

Is the webcam working in Windows, in the Mint liveCD or in other liveCD's?
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Re: internal webcam HP dv6700

Postby jaws222 on Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:59 pm

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.
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Re: internal webcam HP dv6700

Postby bluefish on Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:43 am

Hi,
please try
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ls /dev/video*
it should show something like /dev/video0 if not it could be that your webcam is disabled. Please look for a switch or a keycompination to reactivate.
If it shows something please install cheese.
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sudo apt-get install cheese
Start the program. Do you see a video?
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Re: internal webcam HP dv6700

Postby nunol on Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:20 am

jaws222 wrote: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.

The level 4 and 5 are used by default in Ubuntu. They could cause problems but a problem you already have and the latest 3.2 kernel could fix that and provide other security updates. The older kernel is still there just in case.
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Re: internal webcam HP dv6700

Postby jaws222 on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:55 am

Yes, I already tried that with no joy. It seems the issue is with the crappy HP internal webcams. Once you upgrade from say XP to Vista (or downgrade like most people did) or go from Vista to 7 the webcam becomes inoperable. Even the HP forum seems to have given up. A lot of the suggestions they offer do not work. SO, I would imagine going from Vist to LInux MInt is another issue. I may just buy an external webcam cheap on ebay for my laptop. Any suggestions as to a linux-friendly cam?


bluefish wrote:Hi,
please try
Code: Select all
ls /dev/video*
it should show something like /dev/video0 if not it could be that your webcam is disabled. Please look for a switch or a keycompination to reactivate.
If it shows something please install cheese.
Code: Select all
sudo apt-get install cheese
Start the program. Do you see a video?
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