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Lenovo ThinkPad T530 WebCam

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T530.
Everything works except the WebCam. Can anyone tell me how to get the WebCam to work? Thank you.

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lsusb 
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:16.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family KT Controller (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation QM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
02:00.0 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd PCIe SDXC/MMC Host Controller (rev 07)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (rev 3e)
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T530 WebCam

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I don't see anything looking like a webcam in there, so maybe this will help:

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2381751
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T530 WebCam

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In the Bios menu under i/o access the integrated camera is displayed as activated. So there should be one built in.
According to manufacturer: Webcam: 720p HD Resolution.
Also pressing the fn + CAM (F6) has no effect (WebCam on/off).
With another live distribution I had not tested yet because I actually want to use Debian.
I was suggested to update the bios, which I would try as a last resort. Is that the right thing to do then? https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/prod ... (ThinkPad)???
Unfortunately there is no T530 listed here. http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/ (https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Thinkpad-acpi)

It should work somehow without updating the bios?
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T530 WebCam

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Hello,

I just did a quick research for your laptop model and found something at this link:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... 175613565/
and this link:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T530

The code below may help find info for your webcam:
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bash-4.4$ grep b2ea /usr/share/hwdata/usb.ids
b2ea Integrated Camera [ThinkPad]
bash-4.4$ grep 04f2 /usr/share/hwdata/usb.ids
04f2 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd

Cheese has not always worked well for me, but guvcview has. I would install uvcvideo and v4l2, v4l,etc. and anything else related to video. You may have to add yourself to the video group. It has been awhile so do not remember everything well. I would especially install uvcdynctrl and libwebcam. Once you install uvcdynctrl it may be interesting to test it with that first and/or guvcview.

I do not believe you would have to upgrade the bios to make this work.

If I find out more, I will let you know.

Good fortune with this.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T530 WebCam

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Solved: The WebCam is optional for the T530. :? You can install a WebCam afterwards, there is no WebCam on my laptop. :lol:
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T530 WebCam

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khz wrote:Solved: The WebCam is optional for the T530. :? You can install a WebCam afterwards, there is no WebCam on my laptop. :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

If there's no webcam, there's no webcam :mrgreen:

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T530 WebCam

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No brain, no headaches. == No webcam, no tape.
^^ :D ^^
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