okay, I have been trying to figure this out for two days. I am kind of a noob, so bear with me. I'm on Ubuntu trying to get my cam set up and working with Cam4 temporarly(yes, I am a cam girl, I know, I know lol).
I have Acer Aspire 5515 series laptop which has webcam built-in.
When i open cheese - it says "no device found".
camorama says: "Could not connect to video device. Please check connection".
Neither lspci nor lsusb contain any records that can be webcam.....
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