deeva@androliyah-A6200:~$ sudo lshw -C video
[sudo] password for deeva: 
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 02
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:43 memory:f0000000-f03fffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:e080(size=8)

How do I get my webcam to work?

  • Please provide an answer via separate post below. May 22, 2012 at 20:01

1 Answer 1


If your laptop is like mine, you have what is called a "function" button (mine is located next to my "Ctrl" button). This button says "Fn" on it. You can use this button to enable/disable things via keyboard.

The whole time, my webcam was disabled. I had to press my Fn button + the webcam button (button should have a webcam on it, just like the bluetooth has the bluetooth symbol on it and so forth).

Solution - Press Fn+Webcam Button. Your webcam light should now switch on when using apps that allow webcam use.

  • Oh my goodness... I've been struggling for months. Can not believe it's that simple. Thank you
    – beanaroo
    Jun 7, 2012 at 11:55
  • Youre welcome beanaroo. Can you vote my answer up if it worked for you? Thanx.
    – Androliyah
    Jun 28, 2012 at 20:31
  • if that worked for you make sure to mark the answer as accepted and give it a thumbs up ;)
    – dlin
    Jun 28, 2012 at 20:39
  • best.laptopwebcam.answer.ever worked for me!
    – David Lam
    Nov 13, 2014 at 6:06

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