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first time noob so dont be hard on me :)

I recently installed Lubuntu 13.04 on an old LG x120 netbook, everything works fine except the webcam.

tested it in skype, google hangouts and cheese. the first two indicate that there is no camera connected and the third just show black square.

I've googled the problem for a few hours and tried various solutions without success...

at first I found this page- that states that the lg x120 webcam "Works perfectly in skype/cheese/ffmpeg - uses uvcvideo driver".

and then I tried unsuccessfully to find a way to install/activate this "uvcvideo" driver.

and then I came across this page - states that after installing Lubuntu on the x120 "Almost everything works just fine right after the installation (webcam, wifi, touchpad, 3g adaptor...)"

Am I doing something wrong?

btw, the camera worked just fine on windows 7 with the proper driver installed...

lsusb shows :

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 17ef:6019 Lenovo 
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 18e8:6252 Qcom 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

have no idea what is means... :(

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    Not that I don't believe you (I do), but how do you know the webcam doesn't work? The question lacks any info on how you tested it, and what was the result. The output of lsusb would also have been nice. – mikewhatever Jul 13 '13 at 8:34
  • added lsusb results, and I know it doesn't work because I tested it in skype, google hangouts and cheese. the first two indicate that there is no camera connected and the third just show black square. – Ori Jul 13 '13 at 10:54
  • Enter Synaptic Package Manager and make sure that your system has the following files installed: libv4l-0 and libwebcam0 – user123492 Jul 13 '13 at 11:00
  • libv4l-0 - was installed. libwebcam0 - was not, installed it, restarted pc - nothing... :( – Ori Jul 13 '13 at 11:17
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    Hm..., looks like no webcam is detected. Could it be broken? How much time has it been, since it worked in Windows 7? – mikewhatever Jul 14 '13 at 14:04

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