cafray
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:23 am

2014 Razer Blade Webcam not working

Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:38 am

Hello All,

Whenever I launch Cheese, my webcam starts working for a few seconds then dies with " There was an error playing video from the webcam".
Testing webcam over VLC, just shows a black screen.

Here are some basic output:

blade:/etc$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
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 004: ID 04f3:0423 Elan Microelectronics Corp.
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 1532:011d Razer USA, Ltd
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c537 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 006: ID 0bda:579f Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 8087:07dc Intel Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

blade:/etc$ dmesg | grep uvc
[ 4.477151] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device USB Camera (0bda:579f)
[ 4.485195] uvcvideo 3-14:1.0: Entity type for entity Extension 4 was not initialized!
[ 4.485197] uvcvideo 3-14:1.0: Entity type for entity Processing 2 was not initialized!
[ 4.485199] uvcvideo 3-14:1.0: Entity type for entity Camera 1 was not initialized!
[ 4.485325] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo

forkandles
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:38 pm

Re: 2014 Razer Blade Webcam not working

Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:11 am

cafray,

You may need to select 720p in Cheese.

Alternatively, you could use guvcview.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/662274/ ... h-luvcview

cafray
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:23 am

Re: 2014 Razer Blade Webcam not working

Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:32 am

Thanks for the update, I was using Cheese on 720p but guvcview is working like a charm!
:D :D

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