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Using cheese/skype on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, my webcam is not found. My last (successfully) use of the webcam with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS dated back to two moths ago.

The output of lsusb confirms that the device is not found. How could I check whether the problem depends on a software issue (upgrade?) or hardware issue (i.e., the webcam is dead)?

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