So I installed Unbuntu 11.10 because I like the feel and the overall stability of Linux (will use it to learn programming, too), so naturally, I installed VirtualBox because of how easy it is to get it up and running and didn't have any issues during that process. Well, I installed it, but there is something that really pisses me off about it, every time I load Unbuntu, the bloody USB webcam LED goes on, but as soon as I shut down Unbuntu, it goes off. Surely, there must be some way to prevent the USB webcam from turning on, is there not? Yes, I could unplug it, but I'd rather not wear out the cable and/or USB port every bloody time I want to use Linux. The webcam I have is a Microsoft LifeCam HD-5001, which obviously doesn't have this issue in the host OS (windows 7), but does in the guest OS. I've tried commands such as, echo 'SUSPEND_MODULES="uvcvideo"' | sudo tee /etc/pm/config.d/modules_unload... but nothing happened. I should note that I tried installing Ubuntu on VMWare, but it would never connect to the internet, much less my home network (tried both NAT and Bridged) , so that's why I made the switch to VirtualBox. Any suggestions, terminal commands?