Builtin Webcam not found

Hi everyone. I noticed that my webcam is not working, or not found to be exact. I have been searching for a solution with no luck so far. lshw | grep webcam is not giving me any info, same as lsusb and lspci. I know it was several days because I have had a zoom meeting. So here I am. Here is my “gardua-inxi” output below.

garuda-inxi
System:
  Kernel: 6.6.1-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc available: acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=e3358bab-8e05-4deb-bb10-5d3077e74637 rw rootflags=subvol=@
    loglevel=3 quiet splash nvidia_drm.modeset=1 ibt=off
  Desktop: Hyprland info: waybar vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux
    base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Alienware product: Alienware x14 v: 1.5.0
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Alienware model: 0J3PYX v: A01 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: Alienware v: 1.5.0 date: 07/11/2022
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 59.4 Wh (100.0%) condition: 59.4/80.5 Wh (73.8%)
    volts: 12.7 min: 11.4 model: COMPAL PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion
    serial: <filter> status: full cycles: 381
CPU:
  Info: model: 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H bits: 64 type: MST AMCP
    arch: Alder Lake gen: core 12 level: v3 note: check built: 2021+
    process: Intel 7 (10nm ESF) family: 6 model-id: 0x9A (154) stepping: 3
    microcode: 0x430
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 14 mt: 6 tpc: 2 st: 8 threads: 20 smt: enabled
    cache: L1: 1.2 MiB desc: d-8x32 KiB, 6x48 KiB; i-6x32 KiB, 8x64 KiB
    L2: 11.5 MiB desc: 6x1.2 MiB, 2x2 MiB L3: 24 MiB desc: 1x24 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 467 high: 755 min/max: 400/4600:4700:3500 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 499 2: 400 3: 400 4: 400
    5: 650 6: 400 7: 400 8: 400 9: 400 10: 731 11: 400 12: 400 13: 400 14: 400
    15: 400 16: 755 17: 400 18: 400 19: 719 20: 400 bogomips: 107520
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-P GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: Dell
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-12.2 process: Intel 10nm built: 2021-22+
    ports: active: eDP-2 empty: DP-2, DP-3, DP-4, DP-5 bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:46a6 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA GA107BM [GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile] vendor: Dell
    driver: nvidia v: 545.29.02 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+
    status: current (as of 2023-10; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Ampere code: GAxxx
    process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-2023 ports: active: none
    empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,eDP-1 bus-ID: 0000:01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:25e2
    class-ID: 0300
  Display: wayland server: X.org v: 1.21.1.9 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.2
    compositor: Hyprland driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: nouveau
    alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915,nvidia display-ID: 1
  Monitor-1: eDP-2 res: 1920x1080 size: N/A modes: N/A
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0
    drv: nvidia device: 1 drv: iris device: 3 drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia
    surfaceless: drv: nvidia wayland: drv: iris x11: drv: iris
    inactive: device-2
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 545.29.02
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop
    GPU/PCIe/SSE2 memory: 3.91 GiB
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.269 layers: 11 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu
    name: Intel Graphics (ADL GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
    device-ID: 8086:46a6 surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland device: 1
    type: discrete-gpu name: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU driver: nvidia
    v: 545.29.02 device-ID: 10de:25e2 surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland device: 2
    type: cpu name: llvmpipe (LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe
    v: 23.2.1-arch1.2 (LLVM 16.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000
    surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Alder Lake PCH-P High Definition Audio vendor: Dell
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
    alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:51c8 class-ID: 0401
  Device-2: NVIDIA driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 0000:01:00.1
    chip-ID: 10de:2291 class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.6.1-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
  Server-1: sndiod v: N/A status: off tools: aucat,midicat,sndioctl
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.85 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-P PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 0000:00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:51f0 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX211 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 3-10:4 chip-ID: 8087:0033
    class-ID: e001
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 5.3
    lmp-v: 12 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 7c010c
RAID:
  Hardware-1: Intel Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller driver: vmd
    v: 0.6 port: N/A bus-ID: 0000:00:0e.0 chip-ID: 8086:467f rev: class-ID: 0104
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 168.96 GiB (35.4%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: PM9A1 NVMe 512GB
    size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 36308229 temp: 43.9 C
    scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 287.92 GiB size: 287.92 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 74.46 GiB (25.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 576 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 287.92 GiB size: 287.92 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 74.46 GiB (25.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 287.92 GiB size: 287.92 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 74.46 GiB (25.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 287.92 GiB size: 287.92 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 74.46 GiB (25.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 19.53 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 15.29 GiB used: 1024 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: 100 comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 20
    dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 430 Uptime: 6m wakeups: 0 Memory: total: 16 GiB note: est.
  available: 15.29 GiB used: 5.29 GiB (34.6%) Init: systemd v: 254
  default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 16.0.6
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 2241 libs: 604 tools: octopi,pamac,paru,yay
  Shell: fish v: 3.6.1 running-in: guake inxi: 3.3.31
Garuda (2.6.19-2):
  System install date:     2023-11-02
  Last full system update: 2023-11-20
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Failed units: 
lsusb

Same output.

lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0d62:3740 Darfon Electronics Corp. 
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 187c:0550 Alienware Corporation LED controller
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 8087:0033 Intel Corp. AX211 Bluetooth
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0bda:0328 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB3.0-CRW

Anybody?

Check that you do not have a kill switch enabled. Sometimes companies will set up a firmware kill switch for the camera that can be toggled with the media keys.

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