I have a laptop with an HP Truevision built-in webcam that is not working under Ubuntu 12.10. Not in Skype, not in Google Hangouts. It used to work on 12.04LTS, but then stopped working after an update.

I upgraded to 12.10 hoping that it would help, but it's still down, even though it worked fine from the Live-USB (!) and I could take my picture with it.


Try booting to an older kernel. On a number of webcams, all the kernels after 3.5.0-23 had this problem.

Solution is posted here: integrated webcam issues lenovo t430u ubuntu 12.10

Also accounted for here: 12.10: Webcam stopped working after update

If this is the problem then please add your name to bug report.

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