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I think I just need a driver, if anyone knows how I can get one. When I plug the iRez K2 camera into the (appropriate) USB 2 port, I get nothing - no LED light on the camera, no image on the monitor, no activity in the system monitoring log.

For those who will give advice about video cards, please know (see computer specs) that VGA for my computer is built into the motherboard.

For your information I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and here is my devise list using lsusb followed by my specifications first for the camera, then for my computer:

bobs@bobs-desktop:~$ lsusb
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 016: ID 04b8:012e Seiko Epson Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 015: ID 03f0:3104 Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 960c
Bus 002 Device 011: ID 047d:102f Kensington Pilot Optical Pro Wireless
Bus 002 Device 009: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. 
Bus 002 Device 007: ID 04b4:6560 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. CY7C65640 USB-2.0 "TetraHub"
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024  
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 11aa:1518 GlobalMedia Group, LLC iREZ K2
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024  
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
bobs@bobs-desktop:~$ 

iREZ K2 USB 2.0 Video Camera Specifications

Image Sensor Size: 1/3"; 0.35 
Megapixels Resolution: Up to 640x480 Focus Distance: 5cm to ∞ Field of View: 54o Colors: Up to 32 bits RGB 
Frame Rate: Up to 30 fps at 640x480 (VGA) 
USB Cable Length: 2 meters Manual Focus Auto White Balance Auto Exposure Control LED Indicator

(This is an older camera that is compatible with Windows XP. I can get a driver supported in Windows XP. So, I'm also wondering, can wine be of any help?)

SHUTTLE XPC computer (Model SH67H3) Specifications

PROCESSOR: Intel next generation Core i5, LGA1155 socket 95w max. Support 
CHIPSET: Intel H67 MEMORY: DDR3 1333 MHz, Dual channels support up to 32 GB total (I'm at 16 GB) 
VGA: Integrated in CPU AUDIO: Realtek ALC888, 7.1 channel High Definition Audio 
ETHERNET: Realtek RTL 8111E, 10Mb/s,100Mb/s,1Gb/s operation, Support Wake-ON-LAN function, Support PXE function 
STORAGE INTERFACE: (2) SATA 3G, (2) SATA 6G ONBOARD CONNECTORS: (1) 4 Pin fan connector (1) 3 Pin fan connector (4) SATA 2.0 connectors (1) ATX main power (2*10) (1) ATX main power (2*2) (2) 2x5 pin USB header (1) RS232 header (1) AUX-in header (1) Power button header (1) front audio connector (1) PCIE x 16 (1) PCIE x 1

Since I was asked to edit my question by disconnecting my webcam, typing dmesg, then reconnecting my webcam and typing dmesg again, I did so and saw new information since first typing dmesg. That new information came mostly at the front end of the output, with two new lines right before the end as follows:

[    0.893025] rtc_cmos 00:05: RTC can wake from S4
[    0.893045] rtc_cmos 00:05: rtc core: registered rtc_cmos as rtc0
[    0.893072] rtc0: alarms up to one month, y3k, 114 bytes nvram, hpet irqs
[    0.893120] device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
[    0.893166] device-mapper: ioctl: 4.15.0-ioctl (2009-04-01) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
[    0.893222] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.1.0 loaded
[    0.893223] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[    0.893276] EISA: Probing bus 0 at eisa.0
[    0.893300] EISA: Detected 0 cards.
[    0.893427] cpuidle: using governor ladder
[    0.893509] cpuidle: using governor menu
[    0.893687] TCP cubic registered
[    0.893764] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[    0.894103] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[    0.894537] Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
[    0.894575] PM: Resume from disk failed.
[    0.894580] registered taskstats version 1
[    0.895025]   Magic number: 7:868:233
[    0.895064] rtc_cmos 00:05: setting system clock to 2011-12-29 14:13:34 UTC (1325168014)
[    0.895065] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[    0.895066] EDD information not available.
[    1.187927] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[    1.209369] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[    1.209378] Freeing unused kernel memory: 668k freed
[    1.209489] Write protecting the kernel text: 4684k
[    1.209508] Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 1844k
[    1.217876] udev: starting version 151
[    1.229482] r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
[    1.229499] r8169 0000:05:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[    1.229536] r8169 0000:05:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[    1.229541] r8169 0000:05:00.0: unknown MAC, using family default
[    1.229588]   alloc irq_desc for 30 on node -1
[    1.229589]   alloc kstat_irqs on node -1
[    1.229602] r8169 0000:05:00.0: irq 30 for MSI/MSI-X
[    1.229883] eth0: RTL8168b/8111b at 0xf8094000, 80:ee:73:20:fb:34, XID 0c200000 IRQ 30
[    1.231506] ahci 0000:00:1f.2: version 3.0
[    1.231516] ahci 0000:00:1f.2: PCI INT B -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[    1.231537]   alloc irq_desc for 31 on node -1
[    1.231538]   alloc kstat_irqs on node -1
[    1.231545] ahci 0000:00:1f.2: irq 31 for MSI/MSI-X
[    1.243977] ahci 0000:00:1f.2: AHCI 0001.0300 32 slots 6 ports 6 Gbps 0xc impl SATA mode
[    1.243979] ahci 0000:00:1f.2: flags: 64bit ncq sntf pm led clo pio slum part ems sxs apst 
[    1.243985] ahci 0000:00:1f.2: setting latency timer to 64
[    1.246080] ohci1394 0000:06:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[    1.246088] ohci1394 0000:06:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[    1.251985] scsi0 : ahci
[    1.252045] scsi1 : ahci
[    1.252081] scsi2 : ahci
[    1.252116] scsi3 : ahci
[    1.252144] scsi4 : ahci
[    1.252171] scsi5 : ahci
[    1.252261] ata1: DUMMY
[    1.252261] ata2: DUMMY
[    1.252264] ata3: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m2048@0xfe705000 port 0xfe705200 irq 31
[    1.252267] ata4: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m2048@0xfe705000 port 0xfe705280 irq 31
[    1.252268] ata5: DUMMY
[    1.252269] ata6: DUMMY
[    1.301946] ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.1 (PCI): IRQ=[16]  MMIO=[fe401000-fe4017ff]  Max Packet=[512]  IR/IT contexts=[4/4]
[    1.320172] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[    1.320273] hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found
[    1.320379] hub 1-1:1.0: 6 ports detected
[    1.383889] usb 2-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[    1.490389] ata4: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
[    1.490392] ata3: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
[    1.491396] ata4.00: ATA-8: ST3250318AS, CC38, max UDMA/133
[    1.491398] ata4.00: 488397168 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 31/32)
[    1.492023] ata3.00: ATAPI: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7261S, 1.03, max UDMA/100
[    1.492588] ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
[    1.493985] ata3.00: configured for UDMA/100
[    1.511597] scsi 2:0:0:0: CD-ROM            Optiarc  DVD RW AD-7261S  1.03 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[    1.514773] usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[    1.514965] hub 2-1:1.0: USB hub found
[    1.515113] hub 2-1:1.0: 8 ports detected
[    1.516154] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[    1.516158] Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
[    1.516250] sr 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
[    1.516276] sr 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 5
[    1.516394] scsi 3:0:0:0: Direct-Access     ATA      ST3250318AS      CC38 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[    1.516474] sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
[    1.516509] sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] 488397168 512-byte logical blocks: (250 GB/232 GiB)
[    1.516620] sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[    1.516621] sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[    1.516673] sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[    1.516868]  sda: sda1 sda2 < sda5 >
[    1.547170] sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
[    1.764372] EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
[    1.790448] usb 2-1.2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[    1.878747] usb 2-1.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[    1.878912] hub 2-1.2:1.0: USB hub found
[    1.879036] hub 2-1.2:1.0: 4 ports detected
[    2.150365] usb 2-1.2.1: new low speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
[    2.248615] usb 2-1.2.1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[    2.318327] usb 2-1.2.2: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
[    2.366693] ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]  GUID[001b8c000001006d]
[    2.413743] usb 2-1.2.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[    2.486151] usb 2-1.2.3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
[    2.579210] usb 2-1.2.3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[    3.270747] Adding 8811512k swap on /dev/sda5.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:8811512k 
[    3.581372] udev: starting version 151
[    4.408664] type=1505 audit(1325168018.011:2):  operation="profile_load" pid=511 name="/sbin/dhclient3"
[    4.408670] type=1505 audit(1325168018.011:3):  operation="profile_replace" pid=477 name="/sbin/dhclient3"
[    4.409039] type=1505 audit(1325168018.011:4):  operation="profile_load" pid=511 name="/usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action"
[    4.409049] type=1505 audit(1325168018.011:5):  operation="profile_replace" pid=477 name="/usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action"
[    4.409245] type=1505 audit(1325168018.011:6):  operation="profile_load" pid=511 name="/usr/lib/connman/scripts/dhclient-script"
[    4.409257] type=1505 audit(1325168018.011:7):  operation="profile_replace" pid=477 name="/usr/lib/connman/scripts/dhclient-script"
[    4.428601] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[    4.786889] xhci_hcd 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[    4.786906] xhci_hcd 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[    4.786910] xhci_hcd 0000:03:00.0: xHCI Host Controller
[    4.786963] xhci_hcd 0000:03:00.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
[    4.793986] xhci_hcd 0000:03:00.0: irq 17, io mem 0xfe600000
[    4.799179] usb usb3: config 1 interface 0 altsetting 0 endpoint 0x81 has no SuperSpeed companion descriptor
[    4.799230] usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[    4.799232] xHCI xhci_add_endpoint called for root hub

Then there were several lines of identical information, until at last, this:

[133776.908694] usb 1-1.2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
[133777.337638] usb 1-1.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
bobs@bobs-desktop:~$ 
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closed as too localized by con-f-use, Eric Carvalho, Chris Wilson, gertvdijk, qbi Feb 3 '13 at 10:25

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please post the output of lsusb . Also which version of ubuntu are you using? –  fossfreedom Dec 29 '11 at 18:48
    
I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 –  lucysbestfriend Dec 29 '11 at 20:15
    
... thanks ... still need you to copy and paste the output of lsusb. Dont forget - this is a Q&A site - so please edit your question with any relevant information such as lsusb output and your ubuntu version. –  fossfreedom Dec 29 '11 at 20:17
    
ok - need more information since this webcam should be recognised. Disconnect your webcam. Type dmesg. Connect your webcam. type dmesg again. You should see new information being outputted since you first typed dmesg. Please post that new output into your question. –  fossfreedom Dec 30 '11 at 17:36
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