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Camera stops working on my laptop after suspend and wake. I have to restart to get it back. When listing the /dev/ directory there is no /dev/video after wake. Is there a way to get it back without restarting since I practically use suspend instead shutdown?

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Suspend/wake events are handled by the pm-utils package. See my answer Why is wireless down/strange after switching to battery or closing/opening the lid?, but change "wireless" to "video" or "camera", as needed.

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Thanks. I'll accept/upvote the answer in next few days if I see that the problem is not reoccurring. – enedene Jun 13 '12 at 17:18
Unfortunately the /dev/video0 still disappears. – enedene Jun 14 '12 at 22:37

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