I have recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Macbook Pro, everything works fine except the camera does not work/ is not found. Both Google Hangouts and the Cheese application say "no device found".
Anything I can install to get it working?
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As at 8/3/2020 follow the instructions Here. They come in two parts, make sure you also follow the ones for your platform. They are a bit jumbled on the site so I have included them below.
I'm running 18.04 LTS (Bionic) on a 2013 Macbook Pro. The instructions that worked for me were as follows:
sudo apt-get install git sudo apt-get install curl xzcat cpio git clone https://github.com/patjak/facetimehd-firmware.git cd facetimehd-firmware make sudo make install cd .. sudo apt-get install kmod libssl-dev checkinstall git clone https://github.com/patjak/bcwc_pcie.git cd bcwc_pcie make sudo make install sudo depmod sudo modprobe -r bdc_pci sudo modprobe facetimehd sudo nano /etc/modules **add line "facetimehd", write out (ctl+o) & close**
Most of those steps will need to be repeated every time the kernel is upgraded.
I also followed the instructions here prior to testing the colors of the camera.
I followed the instructions here(under the section "webcam drivers") and it is working now.
git clone https://github.com/patjak/bcwc_pcie.git cd bcwc_pcie/firmware make sudo make install cd .. make sudo make install sudo depmod sudo modprobe -r bdc_pci sudo modprobe facetimehd