Here's the Dell Official Solution:
Also note that there will be a factory cut in this month, so that newly shipped systems won't have this problem out-of-the-box.
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I got the following error while installing. However, cheese now works fine. Is this something I should worry about?
Error! The dkms.conf for this module includes a BUILD_EXCLUSIVE directive which does not match this kernel/arch. This indicates that it should not be built.
I have solved this issue with pre release of Ubuntu (xenial)
Go to settings -> software and updates -> Developer Options
check pre-released updates for (xenial-proposed)
go to About this computer and do system update and reboot. It solved.
It has be released in pre releases but not on the main branch of xenial i guess
Since I am using it for devleopment purpose I don't mind using pre releases. I also noticed sound was improved with pre released.
I updated my Dell XPS 13" this morning (Ubuntu 18.04) and the latest version of the kernel includes the webcam driver. Tested with success with Cheese this morning. And I will test with Hangout this afternoon.
Thanks guys, great work !
FYI, the patch will land on Fedora 27 and 28 testing-update next week, and should be release in regular update in 2 weeks or so. The patch is integrated with Linux 4.17.
I'm running the git version right now and it's working quite well.
it worked, up to suspend/resume !!!!
- on Ubuntu 16.04 lwe (kernel 4.13.0-45.50)
- after resume no camera, lsusb shows no device
in dmesg after resume:
[ 151.043132] usb 1-7: reset full-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd
[ 151.302739] usb 1-10: reset full-speed USB device number 4 using xhci_hcd
[ 152.471164] [drm] RC6 on
[ 153.732059] PM: resume of devices complete after 2990.242 msecs
[ 153.732426] usb 1-7:1.0: rebind failed: -517
[ 153.732435] usb 1-7:1.1: rebind failed: -517
[ 153.732980] PM: Finishing wakeup.
[ 153.732982] OOM killer enabled.
[ 153.732983] Restarting tasks ...
[ 153.733126] usb 1-5: USB disconnect, device number 2
[ 153.741098] done.
Thanks for the info!
I currently have the latest software and firmware installed, and the webcam works when I first boot my laptop. However, after waking from suspend, the webcam no longer works. Is this a known issue?