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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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inspiron 15 n5040 webcam has no color?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 Unity. I realize this might not be the right place, but I have dell inspiron 15 n5040 laptop and the web cam has no colors (tested with three different programs). I suppose ...
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How do I get my LifeCam VX-7000 working on Ubuntu 13.10?

My kernel version: 3.11.0-14-generic Kernel Log: kernel: [ 221.693346] usb 2-6: USB disconnect, device number 3 kernel: [ 224.952130] usb 2-6: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci ...
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Problem to install EasyCam

I had problem when I install the Easy Cam vitor@vitor-hp:~$ gksudo 'python /usr/share/EasyCam2/core.py --gtk' vitor@vitor-hp:~$ kdesudo 'python /usr/share/EasyCam2/core.py --qt' python: can't open ...
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Take picture from webcam when an incorrect password is entered [duplicate]

I would like to let the webcam take pictures of people who are trying to gain access of my laptop. on every incorrect login password the webcam should take picture. so, how can I do this. I have ...
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Webcam shows blank gray screen

I have a problem with webcam on Ubuntu 13.10 and ThinkPad T410s integrated camera. Webcam is detected, but video shows blank gray screen. I've preloaded v4l1compat.so before loading apps but it does ...
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Help with genius webcam

I'm trying to get my Islim 300X genius camera to work. lsusb: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 093a:262c Pixart Imaging, Inc. There are no linux drivers on the genius website. I've run "kamoso" but it ...
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How to make v4l2ucp's “Exposure, Auto Priority” persistent on reboot?

My laptop's webcam has the common too dark issue, and what fixes it is using v4l2ucp and activating "Exposure, Auto Priority". The problem is, the setting reverts after every reboot. Any way to make ...
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A4Tech webcam problem in Ubuntu

I have brought a webcap A4Tech Model no: PK-760E. I have a CD with it, but the driver is not workng for ubuntu but for Windows. How can I install the driver in Ubuntu so that I can make a video chat ...
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My camera doesn't work on Ubuntu

I have an Acer Aspire 5670 with a CrystalEye webcam. But in Cheese it doesn't even detect that there is a camera. What can I do?
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Dell Latitude E6230 webcam

Hi I am new to ubuntu I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Dell Latitude E6230. I am unable to use my webcam for some reason. Also have some problems with Flash on certain webpages. Is there anyone that has ...
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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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Lifecam Cinema prevents boot into Ubuntu 13.10

When I have the lifecam cinema webcam plugged in, then there are problems booting into the operating system (ubuntu 13.1). Since I'm new to Ubuntu, I can only describe what happens. It boots as far ...
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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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Tie via UDEV an external video webcam to /dev/video5 for Apache Server webcam streaming

My aim is to nail my Logitech C270 to /dev/video5 and my old less capable internal cam to /dev/video0 via setting UDEV rules as follows in /etc/udev/init.d/26-video-persistent.rules/ ...
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I can not get 'motion' working… seems to ignore changes to .conf file

I am trying to use 'motion' to setup some simple video surveillance in Ubuntu 12.10. I installed motion and edited the /etc/motion/motion.conf file, but it seems like the program is ignoring the ...
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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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webcam toshiba satellite a305-s6825 not working on ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and webcam is missing I tried cheese but it didn't work out my laptop is toshiba satellite a305-s6825 and this is the output of lsusb Bus 002 Device 001: ID ...
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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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setup 2 cameras in Motion app ubuntu 13.04

I'd like to find out how can I setup two cameras using Motion, I have a logitech webcam and a netcam, currently running Motion with one camera, works great and using it to watch my garage, upload ...
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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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New OS and WebCam black and white only?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 (1143) which I bought without an operating system. Back then I installed Windows Vista and then Ubuntu...I don't remember exactly in which OS I did it, but I changed ...
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No WiFi-Boot problems-Webcam

Evening: Since install of 12.04 (over a month ago) cannot get wireless. Laptop indicates it's receiving, updates current, installed all "restricted extras", clicked 'Enable Wireless" What else do I ...
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ZC0301 webcam Driver problem with Ubuntu distributions after 11.10

I'm having problem with Webcam and fed up with this search in Google for answers. So I've connected webcam to my computer having Ubuntu 13.10, and i tried to run luvcview program to simply see the ...
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VAIO webcam r5u87x

I have issues with a Sony Vaio webcam.And yes I tried the whole r5u87x fix. Apparently the last step fails in a Error: Failed to find any supported webcams. Any help will be appreciated. ...
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Webcam not detected? Lenovo T430

I have an integrated webcam in my Lenovo T430, and it is apparently supported on Ubuntu 12.04. I don't see it listed when I run lsusb or lspci. Any other options I can try? It should be compatible ...
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Samsung netbook N150 Plus, Built-in (web)cam not detected after 13.10 upgrade

Just upgraded my Samsung netbook N150 Plus to 13.10 and everything seems to be working out of the box except for the Built-in (web)cam. It is not detected by 13.10... Any ideas how to get it to work? ...
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How to install adobe-flash-properties-gtk on Saucy 13.10?

How can I install adobe-flash-properties-gtk on the new Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy? It was present since last version Raring 13.04. Is there another way to control the sites allowed to use the webcam? The ...
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Webcam stopped working after upgrade to 13.10

Webcam was working fine in 13.04 but not anymore. Cheese says: ** (cheese:16942): WARNING **: cheese-main.vala:256: Error: No device found Same problem in Camorama, so it's not a cheese bug. ...
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Can't install my Microdia webcam

lsusb's output: 0c45:6029 Microdia Triplex i-mini PC Camera I have tried to install the driver from http://repo.or.cz/r/microdia.git but it seems to be abandoned and does't work. How can I get it ...
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12.04 Virtualbox not seeing any usb devices in the usb filters settings

I was following this question but found a problem. Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox I used guvcview to test the camera, it works. I installed the 12.04 virtualbox release from their ...
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Logitech C525 on Ubuntu 12.04 no /dev/videoX but in lsusb

I am trying to get a logitech C525 camera to work on ubuntu 12.04. The system is a hp pavilion hpe h8-1050z with 2.0 usb ports on the front and 3.0 ports on the back. I have tried both types of ...
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Dell XPS 15 (L502x) Integrated Webcam not working

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 on the Dell XPS 15 L502X but the integrated webcam is not working neither with cheese nor skype. Learned that there is no need to install drivers for this version (12.04) ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, web cam light flashing

Have been running Ubuntu on my Compaq C757 reliably since 9.10. Currently running a fresh install of 12.04 LTS. Somewhere during my regular updates, my webcam started flashing its power light. Light ...
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Wifi,Blutooth,Web Cam is not been detected by Ubuntu 12.10 lts

I am using HP Pavilion 15 -no11tu which has been awarded the status of Enabled for Ubuntu. When ubuntu was shiped with my hp laptop,Everything worked fine including wifi,webcam and bluthooth. Some ...
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Webcam not “detected” - Ubuntu 12.04

I have a usb microsoft livecam nx-3000 webcam connected to an ubuntu 12.04 laptop. (lsusb: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 045e:0721 Microsoft Corp. LifeCam NX-3000 (UVC-compliant)) Under windows 7 and ununtu ...
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webcam not working in 13.04

I'm running 13.04 (64-bit version) but my webcam (Microsoft Lifecam NX-3000) stopped working when I upgraded. I downloaded the 32-bit drivers which fixed it for a while but now it's not recognised in ...
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C170 Ubuntu 13.04?

I've just purchased a C170 from logitech, and on my 2 pcs running Ubuntu 12 and 13, the system will not recognise that the cam is plugged in. When I plug in, the green light switches on for 10 ...
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HP ProBook 6450b Webcam not working 13.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP ProBook 6450b. I am really impressed, but one thing is not working: the webcam. I tried skype, I tried Cheese, I tried Chatroulette, nothing worked. Please ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 high definition screen and Skype

I've installed advanced setting and tried to get the text size with my laptop's high definition screen larger, what I have ended up with is a mix of some large text which does not properly fit onto ...
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WebcamStudio problem in loading its Output to FlashPlayer Video Sources

I am on Ubuntu 13.04 amd64 OS and I am having problem with WebcamStudio that its output is not loaded to FlashPlayer Web Broadcaster video sources. First I installed webcamstudio_0.57beta4_all.deb. ...
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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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Bad image quality in Ubuntu

I am using my logitech camera with carl-zeiss lens on Ubuntu. When I use the camera to take picture on a website which uses flash plugin, the resultant image is very bad (image is pixelated and ...
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Check available webcams via command line

is there a terminal command that lists all the webcams connected to my computer, including the native one? Maybe using ffmpeg package?
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Is there a software alternative in Ubuntu for iSpy in windows (multiple Web cam recording software[DVR] )?

I use iSpy in windows for recording multiple webcams and from multiple audio sources i.e, using the PC as a DVR. Is there a software for Ubuntu that can do that? I need advanced features like motion ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Problem :( :(

Respect to all :) I am here new to Ubuntu and just installed the fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.04, 64-bit version on my Dell Inspiron N5110 (Core i7 with 4GB Memory) laptop along with Windows 7 on a ...
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Can I use a logitech C170 webcam on Ubuntu 13.04?

Does it need additional drivers? My computer does have a microphone, so I can always use that one. I just want to be sure before I buy it. Thanks in advance!
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How do I install drivers for webcams?

Currently when I plug in any USB webcam, the drivers does not load. My linux kernel version is 3.6.10. I tried the Ov51x modules as shown in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ov51x However the ...
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YawCam for ubuntu

I want to share video stream from my webcam. I use YawCam on my Win PC. Is there a similar program for Ubuntu?
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Webcam is not supported in Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu on my Vaio CR VGN-CR35G/R. I am unable to use my webcam by the button on my laptop. I have installed cheese webcam utility but that also does not recognise my webcam. What to do?