I am trying to use my USB Microsoft LifeCam Cinema webcam with Ubuntu 12.04. When not in use, it blinks incessantly and seems to slow down my system. Using google voice or guvcview, the camera works for 5 seconds and then freezes.
closed as off topic by Tom Brossman, SirCharlo, Eliah Kagan, Mitch, John S Gruber Sep 7 '12 at 18:14
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I filed a bug report today here:
Feel free to add that you are affected by the bug as well so that it hopefully gets fixed sooner rather than later.