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I have an Asus laptop. It is the X53 Model. I use Ubuntu 11.04 on it and I have no problems but when I try to open a multimedia program the LED of my webcam turns on. What can I do to about it?

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closed as off topic by Jacob Johan Edwards, jrg May 10 '12 at 2:19

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This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. –  Jacob Johan Edwards May 10 '12 at 2:01
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These programs are activating the webcam in order to get some information and do a light hardware scan. There isn't much you could do about it, but you could ask them in a bug report to provide an option to stop hardware checking every time they load.

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