Most webcams use usb to connect. Type "lsusb" into a terminal and find the...

Most webcams use usb to connect. Type "lsusb" into a terminal and find the line that lists your webcam. If you're sure it's a Bison, look for the line with Bison in it. I have a Microdia webcam and the line looks like this:
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0c45:63fa Microdia
Use Google to search for the webcam using the vendor:product ID. On my line the vendor:product ID is 0c45:63fa.
SInce a vendor usually makes more than one product, there's no way we can tell you how to solve your problem, as the driver and/or instructions need to point for your specific product.
Also, since most webcams have drivers that are already in the kernel, if no webcam line shows up in lsusb, then, the webcam might not be recognized by the particular version of Ubuntu that you are using. Which is possible, but would be strange since Mint is just a more polished version of Ubuntu.

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