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unable to install in-built bison/chicony 2.0 megapxel camera driver in my laptop for fedora 18?

asked 2013-05-16 08:21:53 -0600

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updated 2014-09-29 04:57:24 -0600

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I tried my best to locate the driver support for in-built bison/chicony 2.0 megapxel camera for my HCL laptop. I am the regular user of fedora 18, i am working perfect expect this camera access for my laptop, I don't wish to switch back to windows that I suppose only one way for it.

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Hi there, the answer bellow is right, we need to know more details about your installation. I've here same cam (asus k43u) and it worked out-of-the-box. what program are you using with webcam? had you tried cheese (you find it in the multimedia section) to check it out?

armandrix gravatar imagearmandrix ( 2013-06-05 08:03:15 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-06-04 22:47:31 -0600

updated 2013-06-04 22:49:54 -0600

Generally, if your webcam doesn't work out of the box with Fedora, it should be considered as a bug, and you should report it.

In the bug report, please provide the following informations:

  • The version of the kernel you are running (hopefully the latest one):
$ uname -a
  • The exact model of your webcam. You can extract that from the output of one of the following commands, try to identify which one relates to your camera:
$ lspci
$ lsusb

Also, some laptops have a "media key" to enable/disable the webcam. If your laptop has such a key, try the following, as root:

# journalctl -f

The above command will print the last few lines of system logs, and then wait to print new lines of logs as things happen. Leave it like that, and press that media key on your keyboard to enable/disable the webcam.

If you see new lines appear which seem to relate to your webcam, and if that doesn't magically make your webcam work, add these lines to the bug report. ;)

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