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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:29 am    Post subject: How do I check my laptop webcam if its installed properly? Reply with quote

Hi,

I installed gentoo x86 on my acer laptop, I think I had checked usb video, multimedia support and usb multimedia in kernel configuration when configuring and compiling.

How do I check if my webcam works properly?

lsusb shows some devices, but I don't recognize if one of the list is a webcam.

there's no video in /dev (ex video0)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: How do I check my laptop webcam if its installed properl Reply with quote

bigbanana69 wrote:
I think I had checked usb video, multimedia support and usb multimedia in kernel configuration when configuring and compiling.
Usually, this is not enough and you need to specify in the kernel support for a particular camera chip.

bigbanana69 wrote:
How do I check if my webcam works properly?
I check in cheese or skype
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, lsusb shows some device Chicony so it's probably the webcam, I am on gentoo x86, skype is only x64 now.

I'll try cheese.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lsusb -v -d 04f2:b47f

shows it as vga webcam, later I'll try with cheese.
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