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Webcam on XPS M1530 doesn't work with 12.04

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http://askubuntu.com – I have a Dell XPS M1530 that originally came with Ubuntu (back in 2006 or so). The Webcam has always worked out of the box in Cheese, Skype, etc. I don't use it regularly, but I had tested it before. I recently tried it after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04, and I'm getting a black screen in every application I try. (The blue webcam light does go on, I just don't get any video.) Here's what I've figured out: This is my webcam as reported by lsusb: Bus 003 Device 003: ID 05a9:2640 OmniVision Technologies, Inc. OV2640 Webcam It should be supported by the UVC drivers: http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc (HowTos)