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Something is using my camera on Ubuntu 14.04.2

My camera is always active and it shuts down(led on camera) when I open-close cheese web-camera program. Is someone using my camera or just a bug? I have heard that many can control web-cameras. On ...
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Laptop webcam no longer recognised in Ubuntu 15.04

As the title implies, my laptop no longer seems to see the built in webcam. I installed 15.04 about a week ago and it's been fine until around yesterday. lsusb: Bus 004 Device 006: ID 1770:ff00 Bus ...
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Two webcams of the same model are not working

I've been developing a dual webcam system for stereoscopic purposes, in a linux enviroment, using c++ with the opencv library The ideal setup would be with 2 webcams of the same model, but it didn't ...
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Thinkpad L450 Webcam not working

I've installed ubuntu 15.04 on my new Thinkpad L450. So far everything is working. But the Webcam does not seem to work, it is not recognized, e. g. by cheese. $ lsusb Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ready-...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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?
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Logitech Webcam C270 sound to start slow

I have a Logitech C270 webcam on Ubuntu 14.04 for use with Skype (4.3.0.37). The webcam video works flawlessly, but sound always needs about 5 minutes and/or a couple of other things to work. What I ...
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Logitech c310 with Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

I am currently trying to use my Logitech c310 camera with Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS but have gotten no where with it. I have built and installed the uvc drivers. All i need to do is take a picture any ...
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No webcam detected on dell

I recently acquired a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, model PP29L reference No 07146. It was running Windows Vista with no problems. I decided to get rid of Vista and installed Kubuntu 14.10 32bit. After ...
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Web cameras fails under 14.04 with usb2

system: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz RAM:8Gb XUbuntu 14.04 (all latest updates) kernel: 3.13.0-45-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 13 19:36:28 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux ...
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How to install the default Ubuntu webcam driver?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 lts and a Android tv box that I managed to install a slimmed down Ubuntu desktop 14.04 lts. When I plug my Microsoft lifecam into my laptop it works out ...
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Sony Vaio Ricoh Webcam not working

I've been stumped by this for a couple of days now trying to get my webcam on my laptop working with my Ubuntu. It is a dual booted Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 if that matters for anything. My webcam works ...
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How do I install drivers for a Logitech webcam?

I have tried to set up a Logitech C270 webcam, and it will not work even though this webcam is one on a list of compatible webcams. How do I get the drivers for this webcam?
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built-in webcam and microphone not working (12.02 and 14.04)

Today for some reason I've realized that my webcam and microphone are not working any more, I've decided to upgrade to 14.04 (using that as an excuse, and assuming that after it the problem would be ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 webcam failure

i'm running kubuntu 14.04 on a lenovo t440s. The webcam has working perfectly until a few hours ago. This morning i also did some tests with motion and everything was going smoothly. Now i can't find ...
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14.10 Image Viewer bug, click>drag pic leaves pointer changed

I just updated from 14.04 to 14.10 yesterday. Today I stumbled on a bug in Image Viewer. Tried to report as per https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/report-ubuntu-bug.html but after "Collecting ...
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How do I load a module that has no signature in ubuntu 12.04?

I've got a custom module for a Mightex camera that has been tested for ubuntu 12.04 which I'm using. I have installed it however something is not working. I think it has to do with this dmesg output: ...
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Driver written and tested for ubuntu 12.04 doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04, how can I make it work for Ubuntu 14.04?

I was wondering if anyone had any tips for the following problem. I have a Mightex USB webcam and the drivers I have been given (including source code under GNU GPL) say they have been tested and work ...
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QEMU/KVM/Virt-Manager: Passthrough of USB Webcam to Windows 7 Enterprise creates “NEC USB HUB”

I am trying to passthrough my USB Webcam into my Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64 QEMU/KVM guest, which is managed by virt-manager. First I lookup the bus/device ID: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 008: ID 046d:...
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Configure webcam

I see a garbled image when using my web cam using Cheese or Skype using uvcvideo kernel module. I am aware that this is a known bug, but does it have a solution yet? Links: Kernel modules with ...
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As below specs Linux OS can be Install? all driveres will be availabel releted to hardware? [duplicate]

OS Operating system FreeDOS Processor Processor Intel® Core™ i5-4210U with Intel HD Graphics 4400 (1.7 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) MEMORY Memory, standard 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (1 x 4 GB) ...
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Ubuntu immediately 'forgets' sound input device setting

I have two microphones attached to my computer: one built into my webcam, and one as part of a USB headset. I'd prefer to to use the USB headset mic for sound input. When the computer boots, the ...
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Launcher for Skype with webcam

I am a newbie on Linux distributions... I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I would like to create a launcher for skype with this particular command: bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/...
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After update, Cheese doesn't find external webcam? Why?

After a resent update to Ubuntu 14.10, I can not use my external webcam with any of the programs for webcams. It only sees my laptop built-in webcam now. It use to give me a choose which cam I want ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Google Hangouts video upside down

I am using Google Chrome 39.0.2171.71 (64-bit) on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop is ASUS A52F. The problem is that by default the webcam video is inverted everywhere (Skype, Hangouts). When launching ...