Fedora Workstation won't detect my webcam Macbook Pro 2015


Apple Inc. MacBookPro12,1
Firmware: 430.
Fedora Linux 38 (Workstation Edition)
Gnome 44.2
Linux 6.3.7-200.fc38.x86_64

Zoom, Cheese, OBS not detecting my camera hardware.
In Zoom and OBS I can stream/connect audio is working but no camera detected or usable.

Suggested next steps? I’d love to continue to use Fedora Workstationa as a complete replacement for my web dev work laptop OS.


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According to Linux Hardware Database (LHWDB) your system uses a “Broadcom 720p FaceTime HD Camera”. Linux kernel driver support ended at 5.11. There is facetimehd camera driver on github, but it hasn’t been updated recently, so may not work with current kernels. Better USB cameras are available – see Linux UVC supported cameras. These use the uvcvideo module.

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This works for me with my Macbook Pro 12,1 in zoom and signal. It does not work with cheese.

The cost is a tainted kernel…

Thank you for those resources I know where to look now. Very Appreciated.