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#1 2022-06-22 20:33:02

Registered: 2019-03-07
Posts: 3

Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320: Camera issues (Intel IPU6 MIPI on Alder Lake)

I installed Arch Linux on the new Dell xps 13 plus 9320 developer edition laptop. It mostly works, except for the camera.

The camera does work on Dell's original Ubuntu image. Firefox identifies it as an Intel MIPI camera.

A bit of research shows that Ubuntu recently added "Support Intel IPU6 MIPI camera on Alder Lake platforms to their linux-firmware package. Looks like they took the drivers from ipu6ep seems to be the one for Alder Lake.

When I run "lsmod | grep ipu6" on Ubuntu, I see a couple of modules that seem to be related:

intel_ipu6_psys        86016  0
intel_ipu6_isys       114688  0
videobuf2_dma_contig    20480  1 intel_ipu6_isys
videobuf2_v4l2         32768  1 intel_ipu6_isys
videobuf2_common       61440  4 videobuf2_dma_contig,videobuf2_v4l2,intel_ipu6_isys,videobuf2_memops
intel_ipu6             81920  2 intel_ipu6_isys,intel_ipu6_psys
v4l2_fwnode            28672  2 ov01a10,intel_ipu6_isys
v4l2_async             28672  3 v4l2_fwnode,ov01a10,intel_ipu6_isys
intel_vsc              16384  4 mei_ace,mei_csi,ov01a10,intel_ipu6_isys
videodev              237568  7 v4l2_async,videobuf2_v4l2,ov01a10,v4l2loopback,intel_ipu6_isys,videobuf2_common
mc                     57344  5 videodev,videobuf2_v4l2,ov01a10,intel_ipu6_isys,videobuf2_common

Anyway, I could be totally wrong and the above has nothing to do with it smile.

Could anyone help me get the camera working on Arch Linux?


#2 2022-06-24 22:15:25

Registered: 2022-06-24
Posts: 1

Re: Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320: Camera issues (Intel IPU6 MIPI on Alder Lake)

Hey there!

I just got the same laptop 1260p i7 version and I'm having the same issue. Sorry to raise your hopes by my posting. Just thought I'd signal boost smile Help would be great!


#3 2022-06-26 23:45:30

Registered: 2015-04-02
Posts: 1

Re: Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320: Camera issues (Intel IPU6 MIPI on Alder Lake)


Thanks for the hints @fstab.

After some effort, I managed to get the camera barely working. The steps I followed was :

1) Compiled (out-of-tree) the Intel Vision Sensing Controller (ivsc) kernel modules from
2) Installed ivsc firmware binaries available at
3) Compiled (out-of-tree) the IPU6 drivers from
4) Installed ipu6ep firmware from
5) Compiled and installed the userspace library at
6) Compiled the gstreamer plugin icamerasrc from … c_slim_api

The sensor on the device is ov01a10.

After all the steps, I can barely turn the camera on and see the image using `gst-launch-1.0`. Although, `v4l2-ctl` recognizes and lists the device, i have not managed to get other applications (cheese or firefox) to capture images with it.


#4 Yesterday 19:28:36

Registered: Yesterday
Posts: 1

Re: Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320: Camera issues (Intel IPU6 MIPI on Alder Lake)

Sorry for spamming the thread, very interested in picking one of these machines up. If you get the chance throwing up a wiki page on the machine and your experiences would be awesome!


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