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I have a problem recently my cam (built in) is really really dark when using Skype or cheese I can barely see anything, Only when I spot a light on the cam I can see it but really dark

I have a Sony Vaio F127FD , I am running Ubuntu 10.10 (Desktop edition) fully updated

Note: the webcam was fine I guess the problem has something to do with the latest updates

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! We need more hardware information to help you, can you look at this question and then edit your question adding more detail?… – Jorge Castro Apr 23 '11 at 3:02
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If not already installed, install the Video for Linux 2 Universal Control Panel (v4l2ucp), that will allow you to adjust your video settings

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