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15.04 libopencv conflicts, how to resolve?

So, I installed Cheese from the main repo, and it doesn't want to work. It just seg faults as soon as you launch it. It was working fine in 14.04, so I don't know what's going on. So, I hunted ...
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How do I make a video using my webcam? [duplicate]

I have an EEE PC 701 and want to record video using the built-in webcam. I have installed Lubuntu 14.10. I already have installed avconv and I want to use avconv.
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Webcam not working on Skype 14.04

My webcam does not work on Skype and I'm trying in vain to figure it out. In 'options' in the 'video-devices' my camera is working but when I call someone, I can't press the camera button nor does it ...
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Skype video captures with green static noise

Recently I've put 64-bit Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15 5548. I am experiencing big troubles with the video in Skype. It is capturing with big green static noise, while with other programs such ...
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Problem webcam Ubuntu 14.10, please help me! :(

The Cheese Webcam Booth this not working properly when I try to take a picture, she calls usually can capitar images, but when I click to take the picture, it is saved all black, no image only black ...
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streamer is talking poor photos

I have a usb web camera on /dev/video0 Ive used streamer in the past, and it worked great, but for some reason, right now, its taking lousy photos. Compare these photos: one taken using streamer, one ...
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C920 + OpenCV and VLC resolution problem

I am trying to use one webcam Logitech C920 with OpenCV to record videos and the resolution recorded is 640x320. I already tried to change the resolution with .set(CV_CAP_PROP_FRAME_WIDTH,1280) but it ...
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How do I prevent webcam hacks [closed]

I have read on many websites that there is an increasing number of attacks on webcams, based on viruses and similar software that allow third parties to gain control of the webcam of an attacked ...
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Dell Letitude E6400 Webcam Issues

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and when I inter lsusb in the terminal I get: root@joel:~# lsusb Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0a5c:5800 Broadcom Corp. BCM5880 Secure Applications Processor Bus 001 Device 001: ID ...
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Using a webcam with an odroid XU3

I am new to ubuntu having to use it for a project, i have an odroid XU3 running Ubuntu 12.04 and i am having issues with getting an input from a logitech webcam. Having looked around a few forums I ...
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webcam not working

I have a usb webcamera, which isnt working right. when i run cheese, or streamer, the light comes on, but I never get video or photo output. here is what dmesg says: [151626.040060] usb 1-4: new ...
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Drivers / setup for Macbook Pro 11,3 webcam and Ubuntu 14.10?

I've not been able to find any documentation on whether or not I should expect to be able to make the webcam work on my Macbook Pro 11,3 with Ubuntu 14.10. Would appreciate guidance.
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 - Integrated Webcam not found with lsusb but it shows up in usb-devices?

This is an Alienware Area-51 m15x laptop, pre-2009 so not a Dell product. The integrated webcam worked under Ubuntu 10.x and I actually had it working briefly and could see my face in guvcview after ...
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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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My webcam is not working

I can't turn on my camera on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS because no device found, I tríed to use Cheese, but it still doesn't work! How can I fix it?
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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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Laptop Asus Integrated Webcam is disabled

I've searched around google for this problem, but all solutions weren't successful on my pc. So the situation is this: :~$ lsusb Protocol spec without prior Class and Subclass spec at line 17509 ...
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How do I make firefox hello recognize my usb webcam?

I have a labtec usb webcam. It works well with cheese. It doesn't work with firefox hello. lsusb output Bus 002 Device 004: ID 093a:2626 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
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inconsistent recorded audio volume (Lubuntu 14.10 on Lenovo Ideapad G50-45)

I'm a Linux novice, I have a Lubuntu 14.10 installation on a newly bought Lenovo Ideapad G50-45. I managed to install everything myself on a computer that only had DOS, using lots of help from the ...
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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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How to use PrimeSense Sensor on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a PrimeSense Sensor RD1.082 that I am trying to get working on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, but with no such luck. Are there any drivers available for this device? Has anyone else managed to get ...
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Unable to make Skype videocall in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have Lenovo Ideapad-Z560 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit), iBall external cam USB 2.0. Skype 4.3 I am unable to make video call in Skype. When I go to Skype-->Options-->Video Devices, it ...
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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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Where's the settings/preferences in Cheese photo booth?

My built in camera doesn't work well, it's damage and have crappy and blurry result, so I use a Logitech webcam. Since I can switch the cams in Skype, I think the same option should be there for ...
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Access webcam on server

I have a couple of webcams connected to my Ubuntu 14.04 server by USB. Now I would like to access them from my client (Linux, Mac, Windows). What would be the best way to do that? Are there any ...
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Taking video and snapshots simultaneously using a webcam

I'm trying to do something fairly specific and I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for ways to do it. I'm working on a program and for it I need an application to do the following ...
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FFmpeg rc buffer underflow

I have a problem with running ffmpeg+ffserver on my old laptop which has 1.7 Pentium 4 Single Core CPU. FFmpeg causing high CPU usage up-to 100% while running it produces "rc buffer underflow" error ...
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desynchronized audio with video after recording a webcam (With avconv 11-6:11-1 )

Giving the following function, I recorded a Logitech C525 webcam stream with sound and that gives me an unsynchronized video with sound. It progressively delay till 15 seconds on 1h30... I have now ...
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Thinkpad edge e535 Ubuntu 12.04 issues

I have a lenovo thinkpad edge e535 AMD A8 laptop. I purchased it a couple of years ago with Windows 7 preinstalled. Before a couple of months, I decided to install Ubuntu on this laptop for several ...
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Can't enable integrated webcam with function keys or via BIOS

I'm on 14.04 and I can't activate the integrated webcam on my Medion Akoya P6630 laptop. Usually, this is done with Fn+F9, but this does not work. Other function key combinations (Sleep, Brightness, ...
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How to set webcam video as desktop background?

I use a webcam to monitor inbound traffic, etc. for my office and would like to be able to set my desktop background to be a live feed from my webcam on my secondary or both monitors. How would one ...
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skype conference call problem

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit version. I have installed Skype 4.3.0.37. I can call anyone. But when I try for conference call, my video device does not work and my friends on the call can see that my ...
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How to fix “camera is busy or broken” bug in google chrome/chromium?

I have a laptop with ubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm unable to use my build in camera in google chrome or chromium. Camera works in cheese or skype without any issues. I just can't use websites like omegle or ...
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Skype not detecting webcam and microphone, while Audacity does

I have a Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro (Quickcam Pro 9000) and Skype doesn't detect it. When I start pavucontrol, the only place I can find the microphone is in "Configuration", where it is listed as: ...
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Can't enable laptop webcam and bluetooth with fn keys

I already researched a bit and tried some solutions like editing /etc/grub/default with: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=" And: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=Linux" But ...
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See processes which use device

I have this (hopefully) irrational fear someone might hijack my webcam, especially since some of my colleagues started to put some tape around theirs. For some reason I am sometimes not able to ...
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Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 in kdenlive crashes after 1 second

In Kubuntu 14.10 in kdenlive, when recording from a Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, recording works for 1 second, then freezes. When stopping recording, kdenlive reports the video as "invalid", and the ...
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Gstream video stream error

I'm trying to stream webcam video from one computer to another with low or zero latency. I used the following command. Sender: gst-launch-1.0 v4l2src ! video/x-raw,width=640,height=480 ! x264enc ! ...
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How to get the port of my webcam?

I have an integrated webcam on my laptop and I need to see the video stream outside my LAN. So how can I get the port of my integrated webcam ?
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How to enable WebCam in a browser?

My built-in WebCam on a Compaq 615 works in Skype and cheese, but doesn't work using a browser in chats like omegle. I can't enable it. Clicking on the flash player option doesn't do anything. How ...
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webcam applications not finding webcam

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and every time I open cheese or any other web-cam program, they do not detect my web-cam device. cheese displays an error telling me that no camera was found. what should I ...
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Webcam old vaio not detected

I'm runnin ubuntu on a VGN-CR150F and my webcam is not detected. I'm not sure if there's a way to work this out. I've seen many solutions for different vaio versions but not for mine. Thanks
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Webcam works with cheese, but not in chrome

I have a HP dv7t-6c00 running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. The webcam works when I try it from cheese, but when I try it from Chrome at webcamtoy.com all I get is a black picture. In chrome I select "Use ...
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Recommend FOSS Webcam Sharing Software

This question feels lousy to ask but... I am just having the hardest time finding software that can let me share what my USB webcam sees with my co-workers on a LAN. Cheese is popular but it seems ...
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Integrated webcam is not detected on alienware m14x

It seems my Ubuntu 14.10 won't detect integrated webcam. Each of those commands give no output: sudo lsusb | grep -i cam sudo lspci | grep -i cam sudo lshw | grep -i cam
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Webcam not detected on samsung series 7, Samsung-Tools has webcam set to “last status” but can't be changed

Ok, so it's taken me some time to find as much information as I've put together but here we go. I have a Samsung Series 7 laptop with elementary OS luna. The webcam is absolutely not detected, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Integrated webcam not working

This issue seems to have a lot of unanswered questions. From the top: System: lenovo T420. webcam is enabled in BIOS. Originally installed with 12.10, no issues with the webcam then--it worked fine. ...
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fswebcam multiply Devices [closed]

Im new to Ubuntu. I try to capture images with fswebcam and 2 webcams. Operating System is Raspbian on a Bananapi. GD library is installed. lsusb find both webcams. tried following code: sudo ...
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How to get my webcam working on Skype?

My HP webcam doesn't work on Skype. I have Ubuntu version 14.01 and I don't really want to buy an external webcam. Can anybody please help?