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I bought a Lenevo IdeaPad Y500. I erase its windows and install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on it. I can not use my webcam on my laptop. I check Skype and guvcview non of them can detect my webcam. The following link said it will be working by upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04. Lenovo Y500 camera not working.

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You may not have the most up to date kernel.

Try opening up Terminal and entering the following command, entering your password as necessary.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

This will update your software and kernel hopefully getting the software you need for the camera.

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I did the update but no change. this is the error that I get from guvcview. no codec detected for H264 no codec detected for MP3 - (lavc) Checking video mode 640x480@32bpp : OK libv4l2: error turning on stream: Input/output error VIDIOC_STREAMON - Unable to start capture: Input/output error libv4l2: error turning on stream: Input/output error VIDIOC_STREAMON - Unable to start capture: Input/output error Also there is no change in skype. –  Vandad Aug 1 '13 at 7:00
    
As mentioned in Ubuntu Forum by decreasing the resolution the guvcview come to the work. so what should I do now for my skype. –  Vandad Aug 1 '13 at 7:24

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