Cheese is a cheesy program to take pictures and videos from your web cam.

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Cheese doesn't record video from my webcam

Cheese doesn't record video from my webcam... the picture freezes when I press the 'Record a Video' button. If I stop the records, then try and click the record button again it crashes the ...
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Cheese won't start: assertion 'CHEESE_IS_CAMERA_DEVICE (device)' failed

Cheese (photobooth) used to open just fine on my iMac 12,2 running Ubuntu 12.04 however it has stopped opening from either the launcher or terminal. I thought it might be due to running WMII but I ...
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Webcam detected but not showing up

I'm using Acer 4530 with Suyin webcam. The webcam can be detected but not showing anything. Before I start anything, I ran lsof /dev/video0 to make sure nothing is using the camera, and I started ...
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Integrated Webcam Stopped Working Ubuntu 14.04

I've been on Ubuntu 14 for maybe 2 months. When I first installed it I was on unity until I switched to gnome, and then I removed unity, lightdm, and gnome and now I use i3wm. My built in webcam ...
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Can't capture video on Cheese

ilirian@luta-linux:~$ sudo cheese [sudo] password for ilirian: no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory (cheese:20899): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_mini_object_unref: ...
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Webcam not detected in cheese, also not listed in lsusb

I have dell inspiron n5110 laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 installed in it. Webcam works fine in windows. But in ubuntu , cheese shows "no device found". Here is my output of lsusb: Bus 002 ...
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Why doesn't cheese work on Ubuntu 12.04?

I recently replaced Windows by Ubuntu on my laptop. Ubuntu however does not recognize my graphics card (ati radeon hd 5470) nor my webcam. I installed Cheese to solve the problem with the webcam, but ...
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Jack and webcam videorecording

Is there any means to record sound and video from the webcam and microphone while jack is operating? Cheese stops recording when I start jack. VLC can output in jack and apparently record sound ...
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Cheese is crashing when taking video in Saucy

It happened in 12.10 and the problem has returned. Using version 3.8.3 from Software Centre. How to fix it?
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Help with installing Cheese from package (12.04 LTS)

I need help with installing Cheese 3.8.3 from the package I downloaded on the website. The instructions attached with the file aren't clear enough for me.
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Cheese isn't working from the Software Centre

I've been trying to use Cheese, but the current version from the Ubuntu Software Centre doesn't seem to work at all. It just opens and then closes. I downloaded the latest stable version from the ...
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how do i close fullscreen in cheese

I have a HP 6vt and once I put cheese in full screen it has no way to move back to a window since nothing on my computer works at that point except the off button.I even went to software center and ...
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Microsoft Lifecam VX-2000 doesn't work anymore in Cheese

I got have two Lifecam VX-2000's and they don't work in cheese anymore. I don't know if it's a problem with a missing package, or a package I installed. Here is the output. (cheese:11122): ...
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Cheese will not start in 12.04

I start Cheese on my 12.04 installation. I have used it before in my previous installations but since I upgraded to 12.04, no joy! I have a GeForce GT-520 video card with the "recommended" additional ...
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Cheese launches but webcam area is black

Command-line 12.04 Cheese (cheese:4144): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to add a widget with type GtkImage to a GtkToggleButton, but as a GtkBin subclass a GtkToggleButton can only contain one widget at ...
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Which other “photo booth” program can I use besides cheese (on a Toshiba AC100)?

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a Toshiba AC100 several days ago, as described at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/TEGRA/AC100, and seeing during the installation that the OS was able to use the camera ...
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Inactive buttons in Cheese on ubuntu 12.04

I upgraded to ubuntu 12.04 and now I get error messages in terminal when I run cheese. The program opens, but none of the buttons are active and preferences is not highlighted and can't be clicked on. ...
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there was an error playing video from the webcam

cheese is working nice for taking photos, but I cannot take video in that, it is showing this error "there was an error playing video from the webcam"
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xubuntu does not recognize built in WebCamMacBook 2006

I installed xubuntu on my MacBook from 2006 and I cant get the webcam to work. I used cheese and it says device not found
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Ubuntu webcam access core-dumps on VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu running as guest OS on VirtualBox. I want to do some programming in cv2 (openCV) involving the built-in webcam on my dell laptop, but when I try to run Cheese, I get: ...
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Cheese and GTK UVC Video Viewer not detecting external webcam

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit. External iBall webcam usb 2.0. Lenovo Z560 Laptop. My problem is, Cheese and GTK UVC Video viewer do not detect my external webcam. It just shows a black screen. The solutions ...
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cheese burst weird errors

When taking pictures in 'burst' mode with cheese I get errors such as these: (cheese:7899): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 348 was not found when attempting to remove it (cheese:7899): GLib-CRITICAL ...
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Is it possible to apply cheese effects to any application that uses webcam?

I want to record some live videos using Hangouts on Air, or have some fun on my Skype video calls, and I wanted to know if it is possible to apply Cheese's webcam effects to any application that tries ...
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Cheese works on Xfce session, but not on Ubuntu

Trying to use cheese, on my main ubuntu 14.04 LTS I get an error message, and screen is black. "There was an error playing video from the webcam" Similar to this question - UBUNTU 14.04 cheese booth ...
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Integrated webcam is not detected after every restart in 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu14.04 in Lenovo Thinkpad E520 and after every time I restart my system, integrated webcam is not detected. Cheese webcam booth is installed and it displays No device found message at ...
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Cheese - Black screen after an update with apt-get

I'm sorry, but have installed Lubuntu on my old notebook, the integrated camera worked fine until I updated und upgraded with apt-get. Now, when I start cheese in the terminal I receive this error: ...
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Cheese webcam app not working

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My cheese program seems to have a problem. Every time I open the application, I see a white window and it just closes. I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling ...
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Cheese refuses to work

Everytime I attempt to launch the application "Cheese", it opens and abruptly closes, how may this situation be resolved?
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Attempt to unlock mutex that was not locked

While running cheese in desktop i get the following error report. adwaita@adwaita-HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ cheese (cheese:2711): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: The property GtkAlignment:xscale is deprecated ...
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Cheese for HP laptop with Ubuntu 12.04

I can't install cheese on my laptop. I tried using the HELP button in my laptop and looked for Photos and clicked the "Install" button but, the button cannot be clicked. I am not very familiar with ...