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I've not been able to find any documentation on whether or not I should expect to be able to make the webcam work on my Macbook Pro 11,3 with Ubuntu 14.10. Would appreciate guidance.

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  • Boot the live USB and try it, this is what live usb are for – Panther Mar 28 '15 at 16:23
  • I already have 14.10 installed on the iron from the Live CD. – nrvale0 Mar 28 '15 at 22:05
  • so does it work ? If not, error message ? – Panther Mar 28 '15 at 22:33
  • My system logs say something about a Failed Link with "pciehp 0000:00:1c.0:pcie004" with an Status Code 0x1001 this is maybe related??? Later in this post it says apple changed the PCI location of the webcam in the newer MacBooks (11,3) – Asher Dec 4 '17 at 4:14
  • The other error I see is "Failed to set new screen percentage: GDBus.Error:org.gtk.GDBus.UnmappedGError.Quark._gsd_5fpower_5fmanager_5ferror.Code0: gsd-backlight-helper failed: Could not get the maximum value of the backlight: got invalid backlight value from /sys/devices/pnp0/00:03/backlight/gmux_backlight/max_brightness" – Asher Dec 4 '17 at 4:18
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I have a MBP 11,3 and there isn't a drive for the webcam yet (as far as I know). The camera is on the PCI bus and has changed from years past making it a bit more difficult to get working. (Broadcom please help!)

Here is the kernel bug on it: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=71131 and Launchpad/Ubuntu bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/isight-firmware-tools/+bug/1247476

There is a project started but apparently isn't working yet. https://github.com/patjak/bcwc_pcie

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