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    i am looking for a way to id my hardware or add the drivers to do so i have a built in camera and only one program can find it also i have an hdmi port id like to use is there a plugin or area that i can adrress my hardware in ubuntu i cant seem to find a hardware profile area.

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    Stuff plugged into the MB can be identified (including what kernel module is driving it) by typing in a terminal

    lspci -nnk

    USB/FW hardware can be identified with

    lsusb

    ... if you need excruciating detail for your USB stuff

    sudo lsusb -v

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    the camera is not usb its built into the moniter if had had to guess its hard wired to some port on the motherboard

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    Is this a laptop? Even a built-in camera is usually hardwired through a USB or FireWire chipset to simplify driver writing. The commands I gave you above will list all the hardware that plugs in (or goes through such an interface chipset); even unknown hardware will be listed as such with a vendor ID you can use to find out exactly what it is and what you'd need to make it work.

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