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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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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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Cannot find camera

I have Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and my webcam (Bus 004 Device 003: ID 046d:092e Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Chat) works with Cheese* and xawtv, but doesn't work with FFmpeg and Flash (13.0.0.214) in Chrome ...
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Webcam on MacBookAir6.1 does not work

I installed 14.04 on a MacBookAir 6.1 but the webcam does not work. All other issues I was able to resolve thanks to the community, this is the only left. The result of lspci -nnk is as follows: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Webcam VirtualMachine

I'm new in Ubuntu and I chose to use it with VirtualMachine. I wanted to test my integrated webcam from my notebook in it, I already connected it in the VM by clicking in "Removable Devices". But ...
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mtp not work ubuntu vivid 14.10 and Lenovo S-930

I added into /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules: UBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="17ef", ATTR{idProduct}=="7718", MODE="0666" Then I ran the following command (restarting the udev service): $ ...
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Built-in microphone and webcam no longer detected

I have a Dell vostro with built-in microphone and webcam. Until a couple of weeks ago both were working fine; now the microphone doesn't record sound and neither Skype nor Cheese detect the webcam. ...
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Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04

Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04 How I open a Camera: In terminal (text after the $ prompt = commands that I type): $ ls /dev/video* /dev/video0 /dev/video1 $ vlc ...
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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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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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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 to adjust Skype webcam resolution

I have finally gotten my webcam (philips spc 300nc) working in Skype, and i thought i was all set. But the resolution is to low (176x144) so it zoomz in on the side of my face. I downloaded guvcview ...
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Motion Webserver not working

So, I've installed Motion on ubuntu 12.10, and it seems to be working, for the most part. The /tmp/motion directory is filling with images... so far, so good... However, the built in webserver isn't ...
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Laptop in-built Web Cam stopped working HP Probook

My laptop (HP Probook) webcam has always worked. When I upgraded to 13.10 it stopped working. No solution found then so gave up. Recently upgraded to 14.04 still not working so thought I would ask ...
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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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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 and detected in 12.04, but on 11.10 was working

I had been using Ubuntu 11.10 with all the bells and whistles, every thing fine. I download and install the newest version of Ubuntu (12.04) and the webcam doesn't work. I tried installing cheese, but ...
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integrated webcam issues lenovo t430u ubuntu 12.10

I am fairly new user to Ubuntu. I have a fresh install of 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 with the gnome remix. The laptop is Lenovo thinkpad T430u. The issue is my integrated laptop webcam is not working with ...
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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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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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Integrated webcam not being detected

I am having a problem with my laptops integrated cam. Its a brand new laptop and the cam worked in windows 8. But I dont do windows. So I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and the cam DID work... but I then went ...
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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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Problems with Logitech HD Webcam C270

I am writing you concerning the webcam mentioned in subject above. I bought this webcam and tried to make it work with skype on a Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit system. Unfortunately there is a problem. When ...
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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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Webcam issues on Lenovo Ideapad Y510 (Ubuntu 14.04)

Skype an Google Hangouts seem to be unable to use my build-in webcam on IdeaPad Y510. In Skype it just does not show me the option to start video conversation. But when I am going to Skype -> Options ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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WebCam is not recognized on my Samsung 300v5a-s19

I have Samsung 300v5a-s19ru laptop, and its WebCam is not recognized. I tried to follow this manual, but it doesn't work for me. When I'm trying to start Cheese, it doesn't see any WebCam at all. ...
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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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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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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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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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Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image

I have a problem with this webcam (ID - 046d:0892, driver gspca) on Acer Travelmate 8200 with Ubuntu 14.04. When using cheese or skype with preloaded v4l1compat.so library, it has bad image - it has ...
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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 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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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 ...