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I have a Lubuntu 13.10 installed on a HP Pavillon dv6000. I just bought a new webcam, Make is Growing, model is "Impala PC Camera". I want to use it with skype, but it is not detected at all. Nor it is in cheese. Any help would be appreciated.

The following command gave those results:

lsmod |grep uvcvideo 

uvcvideo               71309  0  
videobuf2_vmalloc      13048  1 uvcvideo   
videobuf2_core         39125  1 uvcvideo   
videodev              107508  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core

lsusb

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub     
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub   
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub   
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04d9:048e Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. Optical Mouse   
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub   
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub 
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i am not sure weather it will work or not but may be you can try this script

1st of all your terminal should give you

$ ls /dev/video*
/dev/video0 

where video0 is your current webcam

then

sudo apt-get install fswebcam 

then

fswebcam --device /dev/video0 --input 0 --resolution 352x288 --save /var/www/public/webcam/webcam.jpg --skip 20 -v

or

fswebcam -r 640x480 -d /dev/video0 -v ./webcam.jpg

or simply use software center and install

Darktable Photo Workflow Software

Found one and not anywhere, inside Software Center. Darktable:

http://i.stack.imgur.com/uTm0I.png

enter image description here

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type lsusb and give us the device id it should help. –  user2849835 Nov 5 at 14:51

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