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Macbook iSight not working

I've tried to get my iSight camera working but for some reason don't know what's wrong. I've followed the instructions on both: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleiSight and ...
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Camdesk doesn't work

I'm trying to use camdesk following this OMG article, but camdesk isn't working and not sending any error messages. I open it in terminal using: ./camdesk.py A white square appears in the middle ...
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How to change the default webcam? Changing dfaults in Multimedia selctor not working

I have Logitech c920 set up. With help from an experienced AskUbuntu user, I installed GUVCview, Video4 linux control panel, and QT V4L2 utility tester on here. I am able to change from my Toshiba's ...
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Webcam not working on Sony Vaio with 12.04

I'm new to ubuntu, literally installed it yesterday, but enjoying it so far! Except for this issue with the webcam, which is not working at all. I've been through the questions and answers here, and ...
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Need to disable USB device

My laptop has a built in camera. Ubuntu detects this as a pluged in USB device and turns on the power. One, I don't want the camera on all the time, feel like some one is watching me. Two, it starts ...
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Black screen when playing a movie in VLC player, just the sound is enabled

When I move the VLC player window, I can see the video but when I stop moving it, then it gets back to black. This happens not only in VLC but with my webcam too, when I use camorama webcam.
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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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Built-in camera not working Ubuntu 12.04 + Lenovo Ideapad Y400

I have problems with my built-in camera, I've been looking at. It doesn't work with cheese nor any other programs and it worked fine with windows. The programs recognize the cam as Lenovo EasyCam but ...
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HP dv9000 with just a few issues

I have an HP pavillion dv9000 series with 2x64 bit processors, nvidia drivers, but while all of those things are running fine... I could use a little help getting webcam, & cd drive recognized ...
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Motion 3.2.12 with a Logitech Orbit Sphere Camera - Does not track?

I have installed motion and am successfully using it to display a video stream. The problem I have here is using the Tracking features within Motion. I keep getting ioctrl error messages when I send ...
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Integrated webcam in lenovo t410 not working with 12.04

I have a Lenovo T410 with an inbuilt webcam and I haven't been able to get the webcam working. I tried skype, cheese, both just give me a black window. The microphone works fine with skype, by the ...
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Can I Use Ubuntu Server As A Desktop?

an older relative of mine still has Windows XP. The hardware is ok for XP, but definetively too weak for Windows 7. Also, I think, Ubuntu would be a nice OS for him to work with, since it's easy and ...
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Missing USB devices on ThinkPad X1

I've been running Ubuntu 13.10 on my ThinkPad X1 Carbon for 6 months. A couple of months ago the camera spontaneously stopped working; I'm not sure what the trigger was, but it could have been an ...
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Ubuntu does not detect my VAIO webcam

I've installed Ubuntu 12.10. I'm using a Sony VAIO VGN-FE52B laptop which I bought in Japan. Since I installed Ubuntu (and accidentally overwrote the VISTA recovery partition) I have not been able to ...
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How can I broadcast a local video file as a webcam feed?

I want to broadcast a local video file file.avi as if it were a webcam via a flash-based broadcasting system inside Google Chrome on a public website (a-la ustream).
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Webcam doesn't work in browser…?

I'm running the latest version of Ubuntu, and I have a Dell Sp2009wfd monitor with built in microphone and webcam. I've gotten the microphone working on mumble and on sound recorder, and I've gotten ...
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WEBCAM software with Motion Detection help with MOTION

Greetings I am searching for some Ubuntu software for using webcam. It needs to be able to record video with motion detection with the option of saving it to disk. I have tried ZONEMINDER and found ...
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How can I install Manycam or a Manycam equivalent in Ubuntu 10.04?

I am wondering if there is an Ubuntu equivalent to the Manycam program or if there is some way I can get Manycam to run in Ubuntu. Ideally, does this program have the same features as Manycam? Can ...
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How to manage connection lost with avconv

what I am trying to do is record the stream of an IP cam using avconv. It works great, but I need the recording to finish in the event that the connection to the camera was lost, either because the ...
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can't handle tinychat broadcasting option

I was hanging on the website bobisnothing.com and I want to use webcam of my laptop in order to make a broadcasting. but when I click on the button "start broadcasting" I have to click "allow" to ...
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How do I initialize webcams without signing in to an X session?

I'm attempting to use OpenCV for a robotics project, and I'd like to be able to capture from the webcam without having to log in to an X session on the host. Currently I have to sign in through the ...
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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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Stream Webcam via command line to vlc

I've spent the morning doing searches and can't find any tutorials on how to stream my webcam(with sound) so I can watch it remotely on VLC. I have avconv installed, and can stream to twitch just ...
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How can i make NGS TX-SIGHT work in ubuntu 13.10?

I have the Ngs TX-Sight webcam for a long time and knowing ubuntu has a huge database for drivers I wonder if it will have the right driver for this, if not, how to make it work? if not, nevermind ...
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Unable to access camera with adobe flash, in Chromium. Ubuntu 12.10

So when trying to goto a video chat site my webcam will not work properly. when I go to the adobe website to change my settings it wont let me enable the camera. Any Ideas
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After install some dvd programas and cheese input audio dont work in 12.04LTS

I installed some dvd programs and cheese (webcam program) in 12.04LTS 64 bit and after that the only program that recognize my input Audio webcam is Skype, the sound manager on the system setting ...
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Does Sony/Logitech Eyetoy work under Ubuntu 13.10?

Sony Eyetoy webcam + mic (made by Logitech) used to work with Ubuntu 12.04. Is this still true with 13.10 ? When I connect it to my pc lsusb sees it only as an audio device but where is the video ...
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Default webcam app

On a fresh 12.04 install what app does ubuntu use to take initial user profile pic? I want to use the same app to run webcam tests. Thanks
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Ubuntu Saucy Salamander 13.10 Webcam Not Working

I have been using Ubuntu here and there and sometimes switching back to Windows and coming back using Ubuntu. I was wondering, why is it that I can't use my webcam? I'm using a Samsung RV511 and my ...
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ubuntu 13.10 flash webcam blank white

I have a flash plugin webcam application, I tried this link: Webcam doesn't work in browser...? The camera works by showing the LED on, but in my webpage, It only leave a blank white, I tried to ...
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Camera Monitor keeps triggering

Just installed Firefox into WINE and now webcam-monitor keeps saying something is accessing my webcam. What's going on?
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How to turn on the integrated webcam?

How do I turn on the integrated web-cam on Dell Vostro I have Ubuntu 10.10
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Recording video with audio from webcam?

I've tried cheese and wxCam and both of those record the video fine, but there is no audio in the videos. How can i record a video from my webcam with audio as well?
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How do I build and install the gspca webcam driver?

I tried to install gspca to run Orite webcam on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, but I failed. It lost a lot of headers, here are my instructions but failed. wget ...
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What is the hardware address of my Webcam Mic?

I know that the video is /dev/video0 however I do not know how to find the hardware address of my mic. I know that it is not hw:0,0 or any of those. The output of aplay --list-device is: **** List ...
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Disabled my built in laptop camera, but it re-enables after reboot

I'm on 12.04LTS. I have an external USB HD cam that I run as default (preferably). To do this, after every reboot I have to run sudo su -c 'echo "0" > ...
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How do I get my mic working with streaming?

I'm able to stream from my computer and watch the stream on a local vlc using the following command: cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 :v4l2-standard= :inputlave=alsa://hw:0,0 :live-caching=300 ...
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My webcam not working on ubuntu 3.10

My laptop camera is not working in Ubuntu 13.10. Like if I go to http://webcamtoy.com/, it says no webcam found.
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Show date and time on GUVCViewer recordings?

I am using GUVCViewer to record video using my webcam. How do I display the current date time on the video which is being recorded?
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Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time?

Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time? I would like to use it simultaneously under Skype and under guvcview, but it can't do that. Thanks!
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How can I save frames from an IP camera to disk on demand?

I have an IP camera that is running correctly. I can open http:its.address.com/videostream.cgi in my browser and view the video successfully. Now I would like to create a program or script that saves ...
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Skype 4.2 webcam is green

I already install video4linux control panel and I already adjust the settings but the adjusted settings don't work for skype. The video was still green. How can I fix this? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Use Webcam in 12.10 from Hyper-V

I just installed 12.10 on Windows 8 Hyper-V because I have a task which needs Windows and Ubuntu simultaneously (even though I have Ubuntu dual-booted). I need to use the webcam from Hyper-V and am ...
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Toshiba P50 AX3111 series laptop webcam not responding on ubuntu 13.04

I am running ubuntu 13.04 on vmware platform. The webcam is not being detected. Tried taking pics from cheese photobooth. Only a black screen appears. Please help
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video recording of webcam not working (guvcview & cheese)

When installing linux cheese was already there and while recording video from cheese it freezes. I then installed guvcview at first it worked fine later when I press record button the guvcview turns ...
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Is there a CLI webcam image grabber that works with a video4linux2 device?

I've tried everything in apt-cache search webcam |sort -u and everything has some problem. Correcting any syntax mistakes, showing how to use a "GUI only" from the CLI or a good ...
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v4l2-ctl exposure-auto setting fails

I am trying to tune a C920 webcam for picture quality using v4l2-ctl utility on Ubuntu PC. I am unable to set exposure_auto to 'Auto' mode, but I am able to set it to 'Manual Mode' or in 'Aperture ...
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Connection refused when connecting DroidCam using ADB

I have installed DroidCam on my Ubuntu 12.10 according to the procedure mentioned on its website. But try to connect my Android to with Droidcam using ADB connection I am getting Connection ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10

I have installed 10.04 in june 2010 and last time while updating I messed up with my graphics driver. I am not able to apply the extra visual effects and also yet I am unable to find out driver for ...
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How to check if a Webcam is broken?

I just bought an Acer Aspire 3830TG, it comes with an integrated 1.3M HD Webcam. Before buying it i tried with a bootable Lubuntu usb stick, everything worked well except for the webcam, which i ...