A camera is a device that captures light and digitally turns the captured light into images that can be transferred to your computer. This tag applies to digital handheld cameras; use the "webcam" tag for a webcam instead.

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mount canon 500d

When I plug my canon 500d camera into the usb port of my ubuntu pc it shows the camera in the files, and I can see the images on the camera, but if I try to copy any of them to the pc, nothing ...
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Photo transfer problems from camera

We have a digital camera (Cannon SX130 IS) which we often connect to the Ubuntu 12.10 desktop via USB in order to download the images. In past flavours of Linux (Mint 12 was most recent) it worked ...
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How to transfer photos from camera to PC over Wi-Fi (Canon S110) Xubuntu 13.10

The Canon S110 comes with an optical disk containing a software bundle for Windows (and of course nothing for Linux), including an utility for connecting to the computer through WiFi. Also I think ...
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How to prevent Unity from auto-mounting and locking my camera so gphoto2 can work?

Whenever I plug in my Canon camera via USB, it gets locked, so when I run gphoto2, I get: Error (-60: 'Could not lock the device') Weeks ago, when I first connected the camera, a dialog asked me, ...
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Touchscreen, WebCam and Screenlight not working!

I have an Acer Aspire V5 that came with windows 8. Now I have the Ubuntu 12.10, 32 bits. First, the command to dim or brighten the screen with -Fn up or down- is acting on the screen (it shows that ...
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can I use sonycybershot digital camera for videochatting

I have an HP laptop which have a built in web camera. It has low visual clarity. So I like to use my digital camera as web cam. Is it possible. If yes, how? which software is suitable for that? camera ...
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How to connect Nikon D800 to Ubuntu?

(Nearly-new Ubuntu user here.) What is the best way to connect my Nikon D800 to Ubuntu? When I plug the USB cable into the computer, I get an error message saying Unable to mount NIKON DSC D800 ...
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How do I show missing icons in the system tray?

I have two programs; Retroshare and cameramonitor (which are both great programs) that will not show in the system tray. It's frustrating.
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About powering USB device on Linux: Android camera app recognizes USB camera but Ubuntu doesn't

On my notebook, I have a USB camera, 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04 running on SD Card and Android Jelly Bean on flash memory. Ubuntu doesn't recognize the camera (even the USB port), cause it doesn't offer any ...
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Suyin сamera problem

I got an Acer with a Suyin camera built-in. It has worked perfect since I have change from Windows 8 three weeks ago but recently (two days ago) showed me a black screen when using Skype or Cheese. ...
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isight camera on quantal is erratic (macbook air 4,2)

I have a macbook air 4,2 (13" - 2011). The isight camera has become rather erratic in quantal. If I just pull up something like skype and go into the settings, things look fine. The problem occurs ...
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Can't sync photos from DroidX2 external microSD card

I can't find or select the Camera Directory that is located on the microSD card in my Droid X2 phone from your Android App. It will only allow me to select the Camera Directory on the internal memory. ...
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Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04

Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04 How I open a Camera: In terminal (text after the $ prompt = commands that I type): $ ls /dev/video* /dev/video0 /dev/video1 $ vlc ...
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find photos shot by a certain type of camera via terminal

I have a huge collections of photos shot with different cameras on my computer. Now, I would like to find all photos which has been shot with a certain camera via the terminal. I think it should be ...
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Wine and ip camera tool

I installed an IP camera tool using wine in ubuntu 14.04 LTS, in order to configure IP cameras. The IP camera tool's icon is on my desktop, but when I double click on it, the application does not ...
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My FujiFilm Finepix HS50EXP used to work fine on Ubuntu 13

My FujiFilm Finepix HS50EXP used to work fine on Ubuntu 13 (after installing the Fujiplay app) but now it wont recognise the camera after I upgraded to 14.10. Please advise how I can rectify this.
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How to set up a Video call call using Empathy and google+

I'm trying to set up a video call between a Lenovo Z580 laptop and a Samsung Ace 2 Android smart phone using google+. The laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04 with Empathy and the phone is using Hangout. ...
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Camera protocol doesn't work

My Android device is set to use the media player mode when the USB cable is plugged in. When I plug it in, it launches the media player thingy on my device and it shows up in the "Device Notifier" ...
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SimpleCV: How can I get the resoultion of a Logitech cam?

Is there a way to alter the resolution of my Logitech usb cam (C930e) in SimpleCV? I seem to get the stream only in 640x480.
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MSI FX600 003US Ubuntu 12.04LTS Camera

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04LTS in my MSI FX600 003US laptop and the OS seems to be unable to detect the device itself. I'm not really familiar with Ubuntu so I might need some guidance in here in ...
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Camera's pts and dts jumps issue

I use ffmpeg library in my code for capturing rtsp streams from cameras and writing in flv. If I capture streams from only one camera and camera has only video stream then there's no any errors, I got ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - how to do power off and power on of USB interfaces?

Like FreeBSD how can i do Ubuntu 12.04 USB interface power off and power on? Is there any packages or source codes for Ubuntu? usbconfig -u 1 -a 2 suspend usbconfig -u 1 -a 2 resume ...
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Help me set up Zoneminder?

Zoneminder is a piece of software used to view/control surveillance cameras. I'm about half way through installing and configuring it but I've reached a dead end with my linux knowledge. I have got ...
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unable to get Point Grey USB camera working

I have problem in using POINT GREY FIREFLY MV FMVU-13S2C digital camera to work on Ubuntu 11.04. This is the version of ubuntu. adrian@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. ...
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Old Digital Camera control - Take pictures

What I would like to do I was trying to take pictures with an old digital camera directly from pc I found about gphoto2 software, I tried but I'm just able to get the pictures that are stored in the ...
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Access to wifi JVC Adixxion camera

I don't know how to get streaming video from the camera. It is recognized, establish the connection but... then what? I'm not an advanced user There is an application included (wi-video) but only for ...
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How to launch Shotwell when a camera gets plugged in?

Ubuntu 14.04 (fresh install). About This Computer -> Removable Media -> Select how media should be handled Photos => Shotwell When I plug in a digital camera (Canon PowerShot SX20 IS), a ...
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How to mount PowerShot ELPH 300 HS on ubuntu 14.04?

I'm null on cameras, and I'm trying to mount my camera on ubuntu to see the photos. on lsusb: Bus 003 Device 011: ID 04a9:3229 Canon, Inc. PowerShot ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS on dmesg: ...
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Sony VAIO laptop builtin camera error code 45?

I have a Sony VAIO laptop , SV-F1532C , recently I sent it for a keyboard repair , they had to change the whole plastic of the keyboard , and maybe reinstall the keyboard driver , but now , instead my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 USB Issue

I recently rolled out a Dell Latitude D620 with XUbuntu 12.04 installed. The user in question has an HP Deskjet 2512 printer/scanner and a Nikon Coolpix L22, both of which were detected and worked ...
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web Camera (Arkmicro Technologies Inc) not working in ubuntu 12.04

webcamera not working My Arkmicro Technologies Inc. webcamera not working in Ubuntu 12.04 I tried Cheese and guvcview, but neither of them worked. and Skype won't work
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Fuji camera software

I've just bought a Fujifilm X20 camera, and would like to install the Fuji software from the CD. Tried using Wine with Ubuntu 13.10. However, when trying 'install' the program won't run at all. FYI ...
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How can I install the Webcam C170 drivers Ubuntu 12.04

The logitech camera green light comes on and go's back out, but does not load the application it self. Please advise
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how do I config a Foscam FI9821W IP camera on Firefox

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox. I've got a Foscam FI9821W IP camera and I'm trying to get live video on Firefox. Then I want to add to zoneminder. I opened the IPCam Client page and downloaded ...
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My Lenovo camera does not seem to work since I loaded Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and have a problem with my camera when using skype. Since loading Ubuntu 12.04 my Lenovo Y510 camera does not work. The picture is upside down. Can anyone help me. I have looked for ...
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Can anyone explain or walk me through this posted answer on a thread I found regarding my problem?

I'm having trouble making my usb camera my default webcam. I have it selected in Multimedia selector as default, yet my laptop camera is activated when I open guvcview or G+ Hangouts, and when I ran ...
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C510 camera not working in skype

I have a C510 Logitech camera running 12.04. Looking up the list of cameras, this should just work out of the box, but it does not work in skype. lsusb gives this as the camera: Bus 003 Device 003: ...
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USB UVC Camera only works for 1 or 2 minutes

I have an interesting issue - I am not certain if it is hardware or software related. I have an AMD 64 bit install of 13.10. I recently picked up a UVC compliant Celestron Digital Microscope ...
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ASUS eee pc 1000HA/H Camera not being detected

Hello I am new to Ubuntu I have an old ASUS eee 1000HA/H On Ubuntu 13.10 x32 with windows 7 dual boot I could not get the camera running in any OS I have it enabled in the BIOS My ...
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How to download photos from Canon 60D to my Kubuntu 13.10 machine

This problem started after upgrading from Kubuntu 13.10 from Kubuntu 13.04 (it worked with 13.04). My 13.10 system notices that a camera was connected but I cannot drill down in the file manager ...
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Help, cannot Calibrate Camera

I have a problem calibrating my camera. It does not let me set a color theme, scheme or anything... I also can't calibrate it through Skype... I would like someone to help me with a solution . ...
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How to mount a Nikon Coolpix P520 on 12.04 LTS 64bit?

My camera doesn't work anymore in the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I using the 32 bit version it's great, but now in the 64 bit doesn't work.
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Ubuntu Touch softwate camera

I want to make an offer for the software for the camera. Offered in the software for the camera by default assigned to the shutter button one action, for example, take a picture. On the motion of the ...
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gvfs gphoto2 and ptp camera with ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 connects to my Canon 700D (only PTP, no MSC mode) and opens a folder like "gphoto2 mount on USB[001,001]" and seems to be mounted on ~/.gvfs/ I can download photos from that folder but ...
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Macbook air 4,1 camera and skype

I have a macbook air 4,1 running raring 13.04 I am trying to use skype to video chat, but when I do, the video seems to cut out after short amounts of time. It seems like the camera has just been ...
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logitech c615 ubuntu 12.10 problem

I have problem with display. Video always smudging, there are these floating stripes. This problem occurs on ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04. I tried all various settings with guvcview and nothing helps. I ...
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Camera not working but camera light is on when trying to use it

I can't use my camera in Google hangout, I can share desktop in Google Hangout and it works fine but camera never works, it looks like this I have also tried using Cheese and i also just get a back ...
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Identifying hardware in a tablet

Have a tablet here which supposedly have ethernet and wifi. Those I can locate and identify using lshw: whitetrash description: Notebook product: MC-C5 () vendor: Motion Computing ...
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dell vostro 3550 integrated camera in ubuntu

2 years back I purchased a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop and I directly installed Ubuntu 11.10 at that time. Whenever I use Skype or any other website which uses the webcam, it worked fine. But for the last ...
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12.04, My logitech webcam wont work now. Any built in testing for webcams?

i started the guvcview application to see if my webcam is still working. it recognizes that the camera is pluged in but the app isnt bringing up the second window of the video feed. so i unplugged ...