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Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 is not recognized as a Webcam.
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When I connect a Microsoft Lifecam VX-3000 (I know it's ancient), it does not appear as a supported device in Cheese, let alone Skype.
However, when I run lsusb, it appears in the device list in the terminal.

Perhaps this post from 2010 could help?

https://burgerminds.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/microsoft-lifecam-vx-3000-and-gnulinux/

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moriel5 created this task.Feb 18 2017, 6:37 PM

Can you run sudo lsmod from a terminal, and paste the output either in hastebin/pastebin or here? Thanks.

moriel5 added a comment.EditedFeb 23 2017, 2:07 AM

I'll be glad to, so here it is.
I had run it on my laptop rather than my desktop, however I do not think that should not change anything, though.

Update: Oddly, now I don't seethe webcam in the output, so I'll be back with the output from my desktop.

I'm sorry about the tardiness, however here is the output from my desktop.
Strangely enough, I do not see the webcam in this one either, however in Ubuntu it works fine (other than a fuzziness that is due to the drivers, as there is no such fuzziness in Windows XP (I had tested it on an old PC before taking apart the said PC)) with Cheese.

JoshStrobl triaged this task as Normal priority.Mar 21 2017, 3:10 PM
JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to Other on the Hardware board.Oct 26 2017, 2:42 AM
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Does the Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 show up under a fully-upgraded Solus 3?

I'll check when I'll have the time to do so.

Alright, then.
I have tested it out, and yes, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 shows up in Cheese, and even Skype.
However, the output is so fuzzy (even more so than it was on Ubuntu), that the webcam is not usable.

I am guessing there is not much to do, but to wait for some one to build new drivers from scratch?

Is this still an issue?

I'll check tonight.

moriel5 added a comment.EditedAug 7 2018, 8:38 PM

I am extremely sorry, I had checked it back then (results, no difference), however I simply did not have time to post anything until I had forgotten all about it.
I had only remembered about it right now, however my desktop computer is pretty much disabled, since I had placed all of my 3x2GB sticks (as well as one from my father's PC) into my sister's new PC (GA-H77M-D3H Rev.1.1, i7-2600 (our sisters', I am planning on getting a 3700K once I have the budget for anything), Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 550 4GB (the bust our budget would allow, she needs at the very least a 1070 Ti (for video creation), 4x2GB DDR3-1333 (I need to get her more RAM), and my Antec HCG-520 and Antec P9 (I need to get her her own PSU, and mod one of my cases so as to have USB3 in the front)), so I cannot test it from there any further.

From my laptop (IdeaPad 300-15ISK), the LifeCam does not appear under Cheese, however it's dedicated button does work, which indicates that it is showing up in the system, and while I could not find anything interesting with lsmod (other than the unrelated fact that It would appear that I have Thunderbolt support on my motherboard, regardless of the fact that I have no TB, USB-C , or even DP connectors that can even utilize it), but with hardinfo (I had built it from source) it does appear as a USB device.

Enclosed are the results from lsmod on my laptop:

Thanks, though I do not think that it is relevant, since my model is neither.
From dmesg, it looks like the kernel thinks it's a sonixj camera for some reason.

This issue can be closed for now, since the current drivers lack support for UVP (more reverse engineering will need to be done with Microsoft's proprietary protocols).

Girtablulu closed this task as Wontfix.May 22 2020, 1:52 PM
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as per request