Ubuntu: Integrated camera vmware/Ubuntu not detected


I have a Lenovo 700 15isk laptop. while working on project on vmware (virtual machine) in ubuntu 16.04.

I came to the part where I need to use my integrated laptop camera (which works on windows 10), but the camera is not detected. I installed cheese and it says "no device found".

The output of lsusb command is:

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub  Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0e0f:0008 VMware, Inc.  Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0e0f:0002 VMware, Inc. Virtual USB Hub  Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0e0f:0003 VMware, Inc. Virtual Mouse  Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub  

When I click on the bar camera icon and choose connect(disconnect from host) it gives me the output on screen:

The connection for the USB device "ACER Lenovo EasyCamera" was unsuccessful.
Driver error

Additional drivers menu:

Changing it doesn't help.


For me the solution was to connect any usb device to ubuntu and than when ubuntu recognizes it, connect the camera. Also you have to go to virtual machine settings and change USB compatibility to 1.1

I guess this is because lenovo integrated camera is connected on usb 1.1 port.

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