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Name: 720p FaceTime HD Camera


Name: 720p Facetime HD Camera

Note: Multimedia controller [0480]

lspci output:

04:00.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:1570]
Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:1570]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at c1d00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Memory at a0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at c1c00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [68] Vendor Specific Information: Len=44 <?>
Capabilities: [ac] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [13c] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-ff-ff-00-00-00
Capabilities: [150] Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities: [160] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [1b0] Latency Tolerance Reporting
Capabilities: [220] #15


2015-01-25 08:34:25

Are you sure? with, this device looks like a USB 3 peripheral controller in a Broadcom SoC. The FaceTime is known as USB device, if yours is in the "lsusb" output then it is probably not related to this device.


2015-01-26 12:35:16

Name: James An

Hey, yes, I'm fairly certain. The camera on the latest Macbook Pro (MBP11,3) uses the PCIe bus to transmit raw 720p video, it seems. It appears that there is no linux-compatible driver for it at the moment and that Broadcom has not released any information on this device to help with that. This issue has been filed both on the Arch Linux wiki and bug tracker:,x#Web_cam

There is an effort in progress to reverse-engineer construct a linux driver for this on GitHub:


2015-01-26 18:09:09

Name: 720p FaceTime HD Camera

Thank you for the information. I have accepted the entry for the moment; may do some further research on it as it still bothers me that the bdc module also claims this ID.


2015-01-27 11:06:12



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