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I've bought a Lenovo U310, installed Ubuntu 12.10 and wanted to use the internal webcam with Skype and Google Hangout. But I cannot get any video signal out of it. Other apps like cheese can. Audio or an external webcam work fine. Any idea on how to fix that?

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Upgrading to kernel 3.5.0-26-generic, which came as a normal system update, fixed the problem. Now everything works fine.

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Apparently the webcams on several Lenovo models have stopped working due to a recent kernel update. Try the solution posted here:

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Thanks for the note. Yesterday I've upgraded my kernel to 3.5.0-26-generic, which came as a normal system update. Now the webcam works fine :). – Oktay Acikalin Mar 21 '13 at 10:20

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