Ubuntu guest, isight-firmware-tools and VirtualBox... HELP!

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Ubuntu guest, isight-firmware-tools and VirtualBox... HELP!

Postby tommed » 11. Apr 2009, 22:16

Hi Guys,

I have seen on the internet people using isight-firmware-tools to get the built-in isight camera on my MacBook working from within a Guest linux OS. However I am unable to get my camera recognised on my MacBook. :(

This topic describes how to do it in Fedora: http://www.derekhildreth.com/blog/fedor ... -51-guide/

I am running a minimal version of Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid as a guest (with the OpenBox window manager).
- I have extracted the isight.fw from AppleUSBVideoSupport and have checked that it is in /lib/firmware.
- I have rebooted
- I can see the iSight camera using lsusb (listed as:
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Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05ac:8501 Apple, Inc. Built-in iSight (Micron)
)
- However, I have no entries in /dev for video (iow:
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ls /dev/video*
returns nothing)

If anyone could help me get this working I would be ever-so greatful as I currently working on a opencv project (so having a camera would be extremely helpful!!) :)
Many Thanks & Kind Regards,
Tom
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Re: Ubuntu guest, isight-firmware-tools and VirtualBox... HELP!

Postby virtual life » 15. Apr 2009, 07:05

did you try going to port settings in host virtual box and enabling it and adding a filter with isight....

that should work since you already have the drivers
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Re: Ubuntu guest, isight-firmware-tools and VirtualBox... HELP!

Postby tommed » 16. Apr 2009, 00:08

Unfortunately Yes I have; VirtualBox settings look like this:

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I also have no errors in dmesg.
I also tried installing on a vanilla install of Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty, and still could not get it to work.

Any other ideas?
Thanks,
Tom
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