[SOLVED] WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

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[SOLVED] WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by raj_red_devil » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:26 am

Hello guys,

I am facing an issue regarding my in-built webcam on my Lenovo Thinkpad T430, the camera is not even recognized in applications like Cheese and Skype. It shows "No device found". Please help me to solve this problem. I had previously looked into many other threads but could not find any solution yet. I am new to Linux and would appreciate your response. Thank you in advance. :D

PS: I tried some commands from other posts. I think this might be helpful.

I executed following

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inxi -Fx
Got this output.

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System:
  Host: ThinkPad-T430 Kernel: 4.15.0-51-generic x86_64 bits: 64 
  compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 
  Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 2350BL5 v: ThinkPad T430 
  serial: <root required> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 2350BL5 serial: <root required> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO 
  v: G1ET41WW (1.16 ) date: 05/25/2012 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 86.3 Wh condition: 86.4/93.6 Wh (92%) 
  model: LGC 45N1011 status: Unknown 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-3320M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 20752 
  Speed: 1198 MHz min/max: 1200/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1197 2: 1197 
  3: 1197 4: 1197 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1600x900~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 4.2 Mesa 18.2.8 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-51-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e 
  v: 3.2.6-k port: 5080 bus ID: 00:19.0 
  IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: 00:21:cc:cb:eb:27 
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi 
  v: kernel port: efa0 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: 60:67:20:41:3e:06 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 111.79 GiB used: 48.31 GiB (43.2%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: PNY model: CS900 120GB SSD size: 111.79 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 109.53 GiB used: 48.31 GiB (44.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3618 
Info:
  Processes: 234 Uptime: 1h 48m Memory: 7.50 GiB used: 3.91 GiB (52.2%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 
  inxi: 3.0.27 
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sudo lsusb
Output :

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Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0a5c:21e6 Broadcom Corp. BCM20702 Bluetooth 4.0 [ThinkPad]
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 17ef:1003 Lenovo Integrated Smart Card Reader
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 1c4f:0002 SiGma Micro Keyboard TRACER Gamma Ivory
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 1c4f:0065 SiGma Micro 
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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dmesg | grep usb
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    0.093601] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[    0.093601] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[    0.093601] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[    1.048075] usb usb1: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002
[    1.048077] usb usb1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[    1.048078] usb usb1: Product: EHCI Host Controller
[    1.048080] usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 4.15.0-51-generic ehci_hcd
[    1.048081] usb usb1: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1a.0
[    1.068059] usb usb2: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002
[    1.068061] usb usb2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[    1.068062] usb usb2: Product: EHCI Host Controller
[    1.068063] usb usb2: Manufacturer: Linux 4.15.0-51-generic ehci_hcd
[    1.068065] usb usb2: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.0
[    1.069683] usb usb3: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002
[    1.069684] usb usb3: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[    1.069686] usb usb3: Product: xHCI Host Controller
[    1.069687] usb usb3: Manufacturer: Linux 4.15.0-51-generic xhci-hcd
[    1.069688] usb usb3: SerialNumber: 0000:00:14.0
[    1.070341] usb usb4: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0003
[    1.070342] usb usb4: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[    1.070343] usb usb4: Product: xHCI Host Controller
[    1.070345] usb usb4: Manufacturer: Linux 4.15.0-51-generic xhci-hcd
[    1.070346] usb usb4: SerialNumber: 0000:00:14.0
[    1.070723] usb: port power management may be unreliable
[    1.388221] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
[    1.404024] usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
[    1.408034] usb 3-1: new low-speed USB device number 2 using xhci_hcd
[    1.544834] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=8087, idProduct=0024
[    1.544836] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
[    1.560828] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=8087, idProduct=0024
[    1.560831] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
[    1.561404] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=1c4f, idProduct=0065
[    1.561408] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[    1.561411] usb 3-1: Product: Usb Mouse
[    1.561414] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: SIGMACHIP
[    1.688034] usb 3-2: new low-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd
[    1.832129] usb 1-1.1: new full-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci
[    1.842671] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1c4f, idProduct=0002
[    1.842673] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[    1.842674] usb 3-2: Product: USB Keyboard
[    1.842675] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: SIGMACHIP
[    1.855656] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
[    1.855657] usbhid: USB HID core driver
[    1.857874] input: SIGMACHIP Usb Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.0/0003:1C4F:0065.0001/input/input7
[    1.857999] hid-generic 0003:1C4F:0065.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [SIGMACHIP Usb Mouse] on usb-0000:00:14.0-1/input0
[    1.858128] input: SIGMACHIP USB Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-2/3-2:1.0/0003:1C4F:0002.0002/input/input8
[    1.916411] hid-generic 0003:1C4F:0002.0002: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [SIGMACHIP USB Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:14.0-2/input0
[    1.916558] input: SIGMACHIP USB Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-2/3-2:1.1/0003:1C4F:0002.0003/input/input9
[    1.951468] usb 1-1.1: New USB device found, idVendor=17ef, idProduct=1003
[    1.951470] usb 1-1.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[    1.951471] usb 1-1.1: Product: Integrated Smart Card Reader
[    1.951472] usb 1-1.1: Manufacturer: Lenovo
[    1.976318] hid-generic 0003:1C4F:0002.0003: input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.10 Device [SIGMACHIP USB Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:14.0-2/input1
[ 1604.574136] usb 1-1.4: new full-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
[ 1604.687677] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=0a5c, idProduct=21e6
[ 1604.687683] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 1604.687686] usb 1-1.4: Product: BCM20702A0
[ 1604.687689] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Broadcom Corp
[ 1604.687691] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 74E543212B9D
[ 1604.737754] usbcore: registered new interface driver btusb
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Re: WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by AndyMH » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:11 am

Are you sure it's got one? I've got 3 x T430, two have cameras one doesn't. Check the recess above the screen where the camera sits, if it's a blank bezel you don't have one, if there is a small round lens in there you do have one. It should appear in lsusb if present:

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andy@T432 ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 04f2:b2da Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd thinkpad t430s camera <-----------------------------
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0a5c:21e6 Broadcom Corp. BCM20702 Bluetooth 4.0 [ThinkPad]
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 147e:2020 Upek TouchChip Fingerprint Coprocessor (WBF advanced mode)
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 045e:07b2 Microsoft Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0951:1666 Kingston Technology DataTraveler G4
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
On the T430 it works with mint 'out of the box', or at least it does in LM19.0. So... if you have one and it's not showing up, I'd say it was broken.
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Re: WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by raj_red_devil » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:17 am

Hey Andy,

Thanks for your response, unfortunately, I figured out that my T430 does not have a webcam on it as described by you. There is just a black coating which emits light when pressed fn+space. :( Have a nice day!

Regards,

Raj Joshi.

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Re: WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by AndyMH » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:26 pm

If it's any consolation, it took me about an hour to figure out why the webcam didn't work on the T430 I've got that hasn't got one :D
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Re: WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by raj_red_devil » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:35 pm

Haha yeah even asked my supervisor who provided me the machine and even he wasn't sure about the same. :lol:

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Re: [SOLVED]WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by AndyMH » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:27 pm

Even if it doesn't have a camera, you've got an excellent laptop in the T430. And there is lots you can do with it, I have across the three I've got - replaced the main HDD with SSDs (on all), replaced the stock i5-3320M CPU with an i7-3632, upped the memory to 16G, replaced the DVD drive with a caddy + HDD for backup (on all), put an mSATA SSD in one and a WWAN card (plus SIM, there is a slot in the battery compartment for a SIM) in another, replaced the stock 1366x768 screen with a gloss 1600x900 screen (infinitely better than the lenovo 1600x900 screen). Lots of resources on the web, parts cheap (ebay/amazon). :D
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Re: WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by br1anstorm » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:48 pm

raj_red_devil wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:17 am
.....I figured out that my T430 does not have a webcam on it as described by you. There is just a black coating which emits light when pressed fn+space.......
I've got a T430 which I use as a spare laptop. It has what I believe Lenovo calls a 'ThinkLight'. This corresponds exactly with the description above and is switched on by Fn+space. It appears to be an alternative way of illuminating the keys if a backlit keyboard isn't installed as part of the spec.

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Re: [SOLVED]WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by AndyMH » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:44 pm

And the way you tell if you have a backlit keyboard - on the space bar is a light symbol, if it's shining away from you, it's a backlit keyboard, if it's shining towards you - you just have the light top of the screen.
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Re: [SOLVED]WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by raj_red_devil » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:07 pm

AndyMH wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Even if it doesn't have a camera, you've got an excellent laptop in the T430. And there is lots you can do with it, I have across the three I've got - replaced the main HDD with SSDs (on all), replaced the stock i5-3320M CPU with an i7-3632, upped the memory to 16G, replaced the DVD drive with a caddy + HDD for backup (on all), put an mSATA SSD in one and a WWAN card (plus SIM, there is a slot in the battery compartment for a SIM) in another, replaced the stock 1366x768 screen with a gloss 1600x900 screen (infinitely better than the Lenovo 1600x900 screen). Lots of resources on the web parts cheap (ebay/amazon). :D
Yes even I have these specs installed on my custom machine which I received for a Project:-

- Intel© Core™ i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz × 2
- 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD

It's blazing fast with Linux Mint on top. I just love it.

I just have a small issue regarding the screen flickering when I connect it with my monitor. Do you have any idea about this?

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Re: [SOLVED]WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by raj_red_devil » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:09 pm

AndyMH wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:44 pm
And the way you tell if you have a backlit keyboard - on the space bar is a light symbol, if it's shining away from you, it's a backlit keyboard, if it's shining towards you - you just have the light top of the screen.
Well I don't think so it has backlit keyboard, it just has some light in place of webcam.

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Re: [SOLVED]WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by AndyMH » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:44 am

Not had any issues with screen flickering, running with two external monitors, either 1920x1080 or 2560x1080, the smaller usually via vga and the ultrawide via displayport to hdmi. No problems all the way thro' LM17 to my current LM19.0 and with kernels 4.4 to the current 4.15. If it is a real issue for you then start a new topic, I know a little about configuring monitors, but not much, there are others here who know a lot more. If you do, provide as much info as possible, including the output from inxi -G and the output from xrandr. Enclose the output between code markers (the </> button above the edit window) - makes it easier to read.
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Re: [SOLVED] WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by raj_red_devil » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:59 pm

Many thanks for hearing me out. Well, I occasionally face screen flickering on LM 19.1 (like it sometimes there but when I reboot 2-3 times then it is gone for some time and appears again.) I have honestly moved away from Windows but some small issues on Linux are holding my mind to think in a different way. Please help me with configuring my monitor as mentioned in the post if you can. It will be a great help and motivation to use LM 19.1 on my machine. Thanks in advance. :D

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inxi -G
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 4.2 Mesa 18.2.8 

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xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
LVDS-1 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
   1600x900      59.98 +  59.94    59.95    59.82  
   1440x900      59.89  
   1400x900      59.96    59.88  
   1440x810      60.00    59.97  
   1368x768      59.88    59.85  
   1360x768      59.80    59.96  
   1280x800      59.99    59.97    59.81    59.91  
   1152x864      60.00  
   1280x720      60.00    59.99    59.86    59.74  
   1024x768      60.04    60.00  
   960x720       60.00  
   928x696       60.05  
   896x672       60.01  
   1024x576      59.95    59.96    59.90    59.82  
   960x600       59.93    60.00  
   960x540       59.96    59.99    59.63    59.82  
   800x600       60.00    60.32    56.25  
   840x525       60.01    59.88  
   864x486       59.92    59.57  
   800x512       60.17  
   700x525       59.98  
   800x450       59.95    59.82  
   640x512       60.02  
   720x450       59.89  
   700x450       59.96    59.88  
   640x480       60.00    59.94  
   720x405       59.51    58.99  
   684x384       59.88    59.85  
   680x384       59.80    59.96  
   640x400       59.88    59.98  
   576x432       60.06  
   640x360       59.86    59.83    59.84    59.32  
   512x384       60.00  
   512x288       60.00    59.92  
   480x270       59.63    59.82  
   400x300       60.32    56.34  
   432x243       59.92    59.57  
   320x240       60.05  
   360x202       59.51    59.13  
   320x180       59.84    59.32  
VGA-1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 527mm x 296mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+
   1600x1200     60.00  
   1680x1050     59.95  
   1400x1050     59.98  
   1600x900      60.00  
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02  
   1440x900      59.89  
   1280x960      60.00  
   1152x864      75.00  
   1280x720      60.00  
   1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00  
   832x624       74.55  
   800x600       72.19    75.00    60.32    56.25  
   640x480       75.00    72.81    66.67    59.94  
   720x400       70.08  
HDMI-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

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Re: [SOLVED] WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by AndyMH » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:08 am

start a new topic
It is more likely to get a response from someone that knows with a title like 'T430 -Screen flicker on external monitor'. I've not had any problems with screen flicker so can't help. All I can suggest is that you try using the displayport with a suitable cable/adaptor instead of VGA.
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Re: [SOLVED] WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by raj_red_devil » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:16 am

I have a VGA port in my T430. what do you mean by "display port" ?

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Re: [SOLVED] WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by AndyMH » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:59 am

On the left hand side between the 2 USB3.0 ports and the vga connector. You need something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rankie-Display ... 149&sr=8-3 if your monitor is vga only, or there are also adaptors mini-displayport to displayport or hdmi or dvi.
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Re: [SOLVED] WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by raj_red_devil » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:48 am

I have HDMI support on my monitor. How about VGA to HDMI connector fair if I choose one? :|

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Re: [SOLVED] WebCam not detected on Thinkpad T430 in Linux Mint 19.1

Post by AndyMH » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:46 am

That's what I'm using at the moment, displayport to hdmi cable to connect my LG ultrawide monitor. No guarantees that it will fix your flicker problem.
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