Installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS on my MacBook pro. Applications like Zoom, Gmeet, Teams, Skype shows 'No Device Found'. Using a MacBook Pro 11, 4.

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You'll need to do a little bit of work to get the camera to work on your mid-2015 era MacBook Pro. Fortunately, it's not too difficult:

  1. Install git on your machine if you do not already have it:
    sudo apt-get install git
  2. Install three more tools:
    sudo apt-get install curl xzcat cpio
  3. Clone the facetimehd-firmware repository to your machine:
    git clone https://github.com/patjak/facetimehd-firmware.git
  4. Enter the directory:
    cd facetimehd-firmware
  5. Compile and install the firmware:
sudo make install
  1. Return to your home directory with cd ~
  2. Install a few more bits of software:
    sudo apt-get install kmod libssl-dev checkinstall
  3. Clone the FaceTime HD driver to your machine:git clone https://github.com/patjak/bcwc_pcie.git
  4. Enter the directory:
    cd bcwc_pcie
  5. Compile and install the driver:
sudo make install
  1. Make sure everything is hooked up:
sudo depmod
sudo modprobe -r bdc_pci
sudo modprobe facetimehd
  1. Edit your /etc/modules file as sudo:
    sudo vi /etc/modules
  2. Add this to the end of the file:
# Add FaceTimeHD drivers
  1. Reboot

This should give you everything you need 👍🏻

  • Sorry for the late Reply.... It's working after following these steps Thank you so much.. May 14, 2021 at 15:03
  • Sorry but it cant locate - xzcat and cpio in the commando, sudo apt-get install curl xzcat cpio. How do i do?
    – Tomas
    Jun 27, 2022 at 5:58

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