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    Default Leap 15.2 macbook camera

    Multimedia controller [0480]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries 720p FaceTime HD Camera [ ]
    Subsystem: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries 720p FaceTime HD Camera [

    Where can I get the driver? I've looked.

    Macbook model a1502

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    Quote Originally Posted by CosmicShock View Post
    Multimedia controller [0480]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries 720p FaceTime HD Camera [ ]
    Subsystem: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries 720p FaceTime HD Camera [

    Where can I get the driver? I've looked.

    Macbook model a1502
    Hi
    You need to extract the isight.fw firmware from macOS (or get the AppleUSBVideoSupport file) and install in /lib/firmware

    Code:
    zypper in isight-firmware-tools
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    "Hi

    You need to extract the isight.fw firmware from macOS (or get the AppleUSBVideoSupport file) and install in /lib/firmware



    Code:
    :     zypper in isight-firmware-tools
    "

    Code:
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Resolving package dependencies...
    
    The following 2 NEW packages are going to be installed:
      isight-firmware-tools libusb-0_1-4
    
    2 new packages to install.
    Overall download size: 59.5 KiB. Already cached: 0 B. After the operation,
    additional 126.3 KiB will be used.
    Continue? [y/n/v/...? shows all options] (y): y
    Retrieving package libusb-0_1-4-0.1.13-lp152.3.5.x86_64
                                               (1/2),  32.8 KiB ( 68.1 KiB unpacked)
    Retrieving: libusb-0_1-4-0.1.13-lp152.3.5.x86_64.rpm .....................[done]
    Retrieving package isight-firmware-tools-1.6-lp152.3.5.x86_64
                                               (2/2),  26.8 KiB ( 58.1 KiB unpacked)
    Retrieving: isight-firmware-tools-1.6-lp152.3.5.x86_64.rpm ...............[done]
    
    Checking for file conflicts: .............................................[done]
    (1/2) Installing: libusb-0_1-4-0.1.13-lp152.3.5.x86_64 ...................[done]
    (2/2) Installing: isight-firmware-tools-1.6-lp152.3.5.x86_64 .............[done]
    steve@localhost:~>
    Camera still doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CosmicShock View Post
    "Hi

    You need to extract the isight.fw firmware from macOS (or get the AppleUSBVideoSupport file) and install in /lib/firmware



    Code:
    :     zypper in isight-firmware-tools
    "

    Code:
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Resolving package dependencies...
    
    The following 2 NEW packages are going to be installed:
      isight-firmware-tools libusb-0_1-4
    
    2 new packages to install.
    Overall download size: 59.5 KiB. Already cached: 0 B. After the operation,
    additional 126.3 KiB will be used.
    Continue? [y/n/v/...? shows all options] (y): y
    Retrieving package libusb-0_1-4-0.1.13-lp152.3.5.x86_64
                                               (1/2),  32.8 KiB ( 68.1 KiB unpacked)
    Retrieving: libusb-0_1-4-0.1.13-lp152.3.5.x86_64.rpm .....................[done]
    Retrieving package isight-firmware-tools-1.6-lp152.3.5.x86_64
                                               (2/2),  26.8 KiB ( 58.1 KiB unpacked)
    Retrieving: isight-firmware-tools-1.6-lp152.3.5.x86_64.rpm ...............[done]
    
    Checking for file conflicts: .............................................[done]
    (1/2) Installing: libusb-0_1-4-0.1.13-lp152.3.5.x86_64 ...................[done]
    (2/2) Installing: isight-firmware-tools-1.6-lp152.3.5.x86_64 .............[done]
    steve@localhost:~>
    Camera still doesn't work.
    Hi
    You have to extract the firmware and copy it, see here for instruction on Ub* https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...am/AppleiSight I did it ages ago for my MacBook 2007, just made sure I kept a backup of the file to use in later installs.
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    You have to extract the firmware and copy it, see here for instruction on Ub* https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...am/AppleiSight I did it ages ago for my MacBook 2007, just made sure I kept a backup of the file to use in later installs.
    I am noob, are there code equivalents from ubuntu to opensuse for example the zypper function is different for different distros, are the Ubuntu instructions similar enough or what are the idiosyncrasies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CosmicShock View Post
    I am noob, are there code equivalents from ubuntu to opensuse for example the zypper function is different for different distros, are the Ubuntu instructions similar enough or what are the idiosyncrasies?
    Hi
    Have you located the download for AppleUSBVideoSupport for your system? If so download and then use the tool you installed with zypper to extract.

    Then switch to root user (your path to the download);

    Code:
    ift-extract -a /stuff/repositories/apple_firmware/AppleUSBVideoSupport 
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Found firmware signature at offset 0x29A8.
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Firmware extracted successfully in /lib/firmware/isight.fw
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Firmware version 2.38.83 (0x02.0x26.0x53)
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Apply patch 0 : Fix device descriptor
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Apply patch 1 : Fix interface assocation descriptor
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Apply patch 2 : Fix video interface collection
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Apply patch 3 : Fix video streaming device qualifier
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Apply patch 4 : Fix video control interface descriptor
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Apply patch 5 : Fix video streaming interface descriptor
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Firmware patched successfully
    Like I said, then copy the isight.fw file to a location for backup....
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Have you located the download for AppleUSBVideoSupport for your system? If so download and then use the tool you installed with zypper to extract.

    Then switch to root user (your path to the download);

    Code:
    ift-extract -a /stuff/repositories/apple_firmware/AppleUSBVideoSupport 
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Found firmware signature at offset 0x29A8.
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Firmware extracted successfully in /lib/firmware/isight.fw
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Firmware version 2.38.83 (0x02.0x26.0x53)
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Apply patch 0 : Fix device descriptor
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Apply patch 1 : Fix interface assocation descriptor
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Apply patch 2 : Fix video interface collection
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Apply patch 3 : Fix video streaming device qualifier
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Apply patch 4 : Fix video control interface descriptor
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Apply patch 5 : Fix video streaming interface descriptor
    ** Message: 16:50:44.934: Firmware patched successfully
    Like I said, then copy the isight.fw file to a location for backup....
    I'm not sure what the instructions mean by the Mac OS that I'm running... I'm running leap 15.2, not a Mac Os so I don't know what 'for my system'. I found https://archive.org/details/macbook-isight-webcam-linux and downloaded that.

    Is that what I'm supposed to extract?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CosmicShock View Post
    I'm not sure what the instructions mean by the Mac OS that I'm running... I'm running leap 15.2, not a Mac Os so I don't know what 'for my system'. I found https://archive.org/details/macbook-isight-webcam-linux and downloaded that.

    Is that what I'm supposed to extract?

    Picking up on the Mactelsupport page/ link that you sent regarding the process on Ubuntu...
    Code:
    steve@localhost:~> sudo zypper install isight-firmware-tools 
    [sudo] password for root:  
    Loading repository data... 
    Reading installed packages... 
    'isight-firmware-tools' is already installed. 
    No update candidate for 'isight-firmware-tools-1.6-lp152.3.5.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed. 
    Resolving package dependencies... 
    Nothing to do. 
    steve@localhost:~> ls /lib/firmware/isight.fw 
    ls: cannot access '/lib/firmware/isight.fw': No such file or directory 
    steve@localhost:~>

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    Hi
    You need to find the file AppleUSBVideoSupport for your MacBook model, if you have osX installed as a dual boot from there, or from apple support downloads.

    Then on linux you run the command I indicated as root user (which is what I run too, just have the file already).
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    You need to find the file AppleUSBVideoSupport for your MacBook model, if you have osX installed as a dual boot from there, or from apple support downloads.

    Then on linux you run the command I indicated as root user (which is what I run too, just have the file already).
    Yeah I don't know where to find the file, Apple downloads doesn't seem to have anything and I don't have OSX installed anymore.

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