Ticket #3573 (closed defect: duplicate)
Host USB Cameras Not Available
|Reported by:||lwsiv||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 2.1.4||Keywords:||web cam|
I am running windows XP and have a VBox Ubuntu 8.10 Guest. I have a Creative Optia Pro Web Cam attached via USB. When I attempt to access it inside of my Ubuntu Guest, it is a black screen.
The USB device is turned on, and seems to be available in Ubuntu Guest, lsusb reports it. lsmod shows the loading of the v4lin2 drivers. Even when I run the various apps they detect it. However, the video feed coming out is black - nothing. And I have set the perms on /dev/video0 to 777 so this is not a permissions issue.
I have run the exact same camera on a the same xp box in a VMWare virtual machine, with ubuntu 8.10. It runs and you get a valid picture. I also have no issues with the camera on the xp box.