My Microsoft LifeCam VX3000 no longer works on 18.04 using Cheese. Worked before with 16.40 Microphone is fine but no video. No image on Skype either. I can see the camera on "lsusb". VLC error: "VLC is unable to open the MRL 'v4l2:///dev/video0' log: v4l2 error: cannot set format: Device or resource busy v4l2 error: not a radio tuner device v4l2 error: cannot set format: Device or resource busy But works fine on Camorama. Any ideas please?


Works pefectly (better than on m$ ;-). All you need to do is to add user to group 'video'. My lsusb is:

Bus 003 Device 006: ID 045e:00f5 Microsoft Corp. LifeCam VX-3000
  • That did not work. Video group does not exist. Is one expected to be present without user interference? – br116 Dec 29 '18 at 18:05
  • I installed default desktop installation of 18.04, Kubuntu. It is very strange you do not have video group. I have checked - also on regular 18.04 i have video group on desktop installation. – TadejP Dec 31 '18 at 10:29

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