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and yet I still have problems getting my webcam (Lenovo Easy Camera) to work under VirtualBox in an Ubuntu (12.04) Host. The host machine is a Lenovo ideapad U410 running Ubuntu 12.10.

In the host machine the camera is not listed in lsusb, yet works fine with all applications (listed under /dev/video0).

I was wondering if there is anyway to get the camera working in the guest machine.

lsusb in host:

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 13d3:5163 IMC Networks 
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 8087:07da Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

P.S.

Even though running an Ubuntu guest inside an Ubuntu host machine (inception!) sounds idiotic, I have some good reasons for that!

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VirtualBox not seeing the Webcam? What application are you using with the Webcam? –  Mitch May 2 '13 at 13:57
    
When I start the VBox, there is no application in the host machine which is using the Webcam (at least not that I know of). And in the guest machine I tested the camera with Cheese. –  Yan Zax May 2 '13 at 15:33
    
You might want to look into Linux Containers for Ubuntu - essentially, a way of isolating a program from the system, without having to virtualize a second operating system. If you need snapshots, btrfs supports them natively. –  ignis May 2 '13 at 17:48
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run your viurtual box using sudo

sudo virtualbox
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