Ubuntu – Integrated webcam detected but not working

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it's was working on ubuntu 18.04 kernel 4.18.0 then some problems happened and I reinstall ubuntu and it's updated to kernel 5.3.0 and I found my webcam not working it shows a black screen in any camera app (eg: Cheese) so I searched and I try this commands :

$sudo apt-get install cheese build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
$sudo apt-get install guvcview

then I restarted and press "fn + V" camera shortcut key and I opened cheese and its working in all apps,
but in the next boot, I found it not working and show black screen again, I tried previous commands agian and nothing change.

$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 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
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 058f:a014 Alcor Micro Corp. Asus Integrated Webcam
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0cf3:3005 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3011 Bluetooth
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
$ uname -r
5.3.0-42-generic
lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
Release:    18.04
Codename:   bionic

Best Answer

  • Restart your system and select as the kernel any other kernel version than 5.3.

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