The webcam is too dark

Microsoft Corp. LifeCam HD-3000
The camera is super dark, only some kind of light source is visible.
On windows OC, the brightness is normal.
I tried to fix it in guvcview - unsuccessfully.
I looked in Discord, in Cheese I don’t find the device at all.

Here’s what gave hwinfo --usb

12: USB 00.2: 0000 Unclassified device
  [Created at usb.122]
  Unique ID: YBiL.0Jk327yJZc6
  Parent ID: uIhY.2DFUsyrieMD
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-4/3-4:1.2
  SysFS BusID: 3-4:1.2
  Hardware Class: unknown
  Model: "Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000"
  Hotplug: USB
  Vendor: usb 0x045e "Microsoft Corp."
  Device: usb 0x0779 "LifeCam HD-3000"
  Revision: "1.07"
  Driver: "snd-usb-audio"
  Driver Modules: "snd_usb_audio"
  Speed: 480 Mbps
  Module Alias: "usb:v045Ep0779d0107dcEFdsc02dp01ic01isc01ip00in02"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: snd_usb_audio is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd_usb_audio"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #15 (Hub)
  Kernel: 5.15.14-200.fc35.x86_64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 2.37-10.fc35 Desktop: GNOME 41.3 Distro: Fedora release 35 (Thirty Five)
  Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU104 HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1
  Device-3: C-Media ZET GAMING Blackout type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 3-1:4
  Device-4: Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-4:3
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.14-200.fc35.x86_64 running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.43 running: yes

Thank you in advance

Welcome to ask.:fedora:edora @boodmi

Could you please give us more info’s as :

inxi -Fzx in terminal and post the output as </> Preformatted text here.

people with visual difficulties and users of screen-readers are you thankful if you not post pictures.
You can use the </> Preformatted text option and cut and paste.

Hi, if you still have guvcview, how about disabling Exposure, Auto Priority (uncheck it), then adjust the brightness. Is there any changes? You could also lowering Power Line Frequency.

You could also try to reload the module uvcvideo with:

# First, remove it
sudo modprobe -r uvcvideo

# Load it again
sudo modprobe uvcvideo

Now it is not recognized anywhere at all.
And hwinfo now does not display the 12 point with the camera. (11, and then 13)

Is it after sudo modprobe uvcvideo? Or without doing anythings?


There are two modules need by your device to work snd_hda_audio and uvcvideo.

The above commands I shared, we remove the uvcvideo with sudo modprobe -r uvcvideo and than load it again with sudo modeprobe uvcvideo.

If because of two commands above you can’t connect to your webcam, you can reboot your system. The modprobe will not persist since we not create specific configuration inside /etc.

I apologize for such a long answer.
Restart did not help, it will not connect to the webcam

Thank you for trying to help

However, I’m feels bad. I just want to make sure that nothing bad happen after running above modprobe commands, are this device still work with Windows?

Get well.
It works, without problems on Windows.

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