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I had been using Ubuntu 11.10 with all the bells and whistles, every thing fine. I download and install the newest version of Ubuntu (12.04) and the webcam doesn't work. I tried installing cheese, but this application reports that it does not find any devices. Then I found a similar question here, but installing the application gave me the same error:

Guvcview error:
Unable to open device
Please make sure the camera is connected
and that the correct driver is installed.

I have an HP G60 with integrated webcam that worked perfectly under 11.10. What should I do?

Thx!/Francisco

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Procedure to install web cam in UBUNTU 12.04 LTS OS

First download the libwebcam0 files from Ubuntu one. then, enter the command : $ echo guvcview It will ask your root pass word: *** Give your pass word ,then it will unwrap required files itself. before that it ask the consumption of disk space ,Give Yes

After completion of this step give : guvcview libwebcam0

your web cam will activate.

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Similar experience, figured out a temporary workaround. You can find it posted here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1253907&highlight=hp+dv9000+webcam The post's toward the end, it doesn't work 100% but if your problem is the same as mine it should help a bit.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Eliah Kagan Sep 16 '12 at 14:33

Use guvcview and select video type as YV12. It will solve the problem.

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It may help the person who asked the question if you could fill the answer with a bit more detail. This may then help other users who have similar problems. –  SimplySimon Jul 29 '13 at 13:45

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