VM program: Virtual Box 4.1.12
Host OS: Windows 7
Guest OS: Ubuntu 11.10
I am unable to use my webcam (my laptop is Lenovo Z470) in the Ubuntu VM. Most other devices work perfectly fine. I have installed Guest Additions and I use Ubuntu in seamless mode. I am also able to use shared folders. When it comes to USB devices, I am able to mount USB mounted on my host OS onto my guest OS. I can also use my Epson scanner which connects to my laptop through a USB cable.
By default my laptop webcam is undetected by my guest OS Ubuntu. I go to
Devices>>USB Devices>>Unknown device OBDA:58EA . When I click on it a new device is detected and it appears as
Devices>>USB Devices>>LOEAAI10P2SF00721W05636 Lenovo easy camera . I click it to enable it (a tick mark appears to its left). So far so good.
Then when I start Skype, in
Options>>Video Devices I am able to select webcam
Lenovo easy camera (/dev/video0). Unfortunately, in spite of the
Enable Skype Video option being ticked, I am not able to test the webcam or use it in Skype conversations. I can click the
Test button in
Skype>>Options>>Video Devices but I see no picture. The led which is associated with the webcamera fails to turn on too.