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Webcam not recognized on my Sony Vaio VGN-CR363 laptop

when I open Cheese it says No device found. and i've also tried changing the gstreamer properties my lsusb http://pastebin.com/BX6B4Wpe my lspci http://pastebin.com/FZmseTST i've also tried ricoh ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Lenovo G580 > built-in (web)cam not recognized [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo G580. Now I noticed that the built-in (web)cam is not being recognized. Does anybody know how to fix this and get the webcam running? Any help is appreciated! ...
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webcam not identified by the system

My HP Pavilion laptop dv6701us inbuilt webcam does not work, it's not being identified by the system. What should I do to make it work? driver?
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 slows down login

As long as my Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is plugged in my machine freezes for about 30 seconds as soon as the login manager comes and another time right after I put in my password. This is seriously ...
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How to record sound from MS LifeCam HD-5000 inside Oracle Virtual Box?

I am trying to use my MS LifeCam HD-5000 inside Ubuntu inside Oracle Virtual Box. It is appearing twice in VB. In the section of "webcams" and in the section of USB devices If I try to select ...
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No control over USB mic input/output level, or other external devices while mic plugged in

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with a Logitech C920 webcam and a brand new Blue Yeti usb mic. My intent was to run through all the input and output devices and settings while plugged in to my laptop, and ...
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ASRock Z87 Extreme 3 Motherboard

I have assembled my own PC following the instructions in Linux Format Magazine 185. The motherboard is ASRock z87 Extreme 3. Everything works great...it was much easier than I expected. However, the ...
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Webcamstudio - how to output desktop to virtual webcam?

I'm trying to output my desktop to a virtual webcam but I'm having some trouble figuring out how. I looked through the manual but it didn't touch on this subject I selected desktop as my source I ...
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webcam doesn't work when initiate a group call skype

I have a problem with my webcam when I'm using conference call / group call in skype. The webcam just does not work. Can anyone help me?
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Ubuntu 12 with logitech c525 webcam, and disabling auto exposure inside a virtual machine

This problem may be related to v4l2 ctl exposure-auto-setting fails which has not been answered and has remained opened since November. I am using the c525 with OpenCV, and for my application to work ...
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terminal command to record video

I have cheese software in order to record a video and also take a picture from my laptop camera. But when you open that. you should do two thing: 1.Select video recording among its default taking ...
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using xawtv streamer to stream before snapshot

I am curious if anyone knows a way to stream prior to snapshot with the streamer package from xawtv. What I want is to take a snapshot using streamer, but see what the camera is pointing at before I ...
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zoneminder - fewer events, longer duration?

I've got zoneminder 1.25 installed on 12.04 LTS 64 bit, and it's working fine, but seems to capure many events (modect, idle setting) with short durations. Some captures are only seconds apart, and ...
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Firewall blocking access to DVR web server on LAN. How can I open access?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server as my DHCP modem on my network. On my LAN I have security cams on a web server that worked fine with port forwarding and DHCP on the web server. The problem arises when ...
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Unknown Micropohne can hear unknown person (weird)

I tried to capture a video using webcam and VLC. On Menu I select "open capture device". VLC then presents my webcam and 4 audio devices named hw:0,0, hw:0,2, hw:1,0 and hw:10. Because I don't know ...
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Sound and webcam doesn't work on Easynote MX-45 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've installed the last LTS Ubuntu distribution on my easynote MX-45 laptop and there are at least two devices that don't work properly: Sound Card Webcam I've tried compiling the last ...
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How can I work out what v4l2 driver/module my webcam is using?

I've got a fault with how my webcam is being handled (awful framerate). I'd like to diagnose this and possibly dig into the code but I can't tell which v4l2 driver the thing's actually using. How do ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 cheese booth not detect webcam

Cheese Booth shows an error: There was an error playing video from the webcam I test if webcam works fine or not by opening google hangout, its works fine. Please tell, what is the issue in ...
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PS2 Eyetoy Recording Quality

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and a PS2 eyetoy "Namtai". Don't worry - this is not the sterotypical " how do I get my eyetoy working" question. My eyetoy works fine on Cheese, gucview and various other ...
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logitech c920 still image resolution

greetings I am using a Logitech c920 web cam for taking stills using GUVCview at the moment, and was wondering what the best settings are for still images? Despite trying numerous different ...
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SimpleCV Camera and Sound error

I'm using an ubuntu computer, ubuntu desktop version. I'm trying to make a little script, which tells me when my camera sees my face, what the weather is like. This is going to be a bit long. I'll ...
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Built in webcam installation

I am following instructions to install a built in webcam. The instructions state I have to install Cheese, but every time after entering the command and my password, an error appear: unable to locate ...
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Skype webcam won't work

I am a very new Ubuntu 12.04 user and would like to install Skype. It used to be available from Ubuntu Software Centre but it is no longer available from there. So I downloaded it and installed same. ...
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guvc video capture commandline

I know how to use the -h option, I just don't see any commands to start video capture with file incrementation unless I press the video capture button. What is the command line to start video capture ...
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USB Camera stops being recognized by OS

On boot a clean boot after first seating the camera the OS will recognize my web cam but after accessing it and releasing it numerous times over the up time of the system(through v4l, specifically ...
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SimpleCV: How can I get the resoultion of a Logitech cam?

Is there a way to alter the resolution of my Logitech usb cam (C930e) in SimpleCV? I seem to get the stream only in 640x480.
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Why is my eyetoy usb camera not working on skype?

I've tried various threads and nothing seems to work properly. For some reason it works on cheese but not skype, so I have no idea what's going on there.
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Skype mini video display similar to Windows on minimizing

In Windows Skype has a feature that when you minimize it while you on a video call, you get a mini video display of the other person. But on Ubuntu I don't have this feature. Is there an option or a ...
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skype V4L2UCP webcam ubuntu 14.04lts 64 bit

How do i setup V4L2UCP to permanently fix the saturation for the webcam in Skype 4.2 for my Asus N73SV laptop running Ubuntu 14.04lts 64bit fully updated. When i run V4L2UCP and reset saturation to ...
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Live data stream from Logitech webcam c110

I wanted to stream live data of my logitech c110 webcam using my Ubuntu machine. How can I do this? After little bit of tweaking I came to know that I have to install motion. I tried sudo apt-get ...
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Sony Vaio WebCam shows the error “No WebCam Detected”

The initial problem. Errors on boot up pointing to USB2 the Sony Vaio webcam. Errors after loading Ubuntu 12.04 No WebCam detected. How do I fix this?
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How may I motion trigger a USB-webcam?

Is there a software I could use for this? Currently I'm using guvcview but it doesn't have the functionality afaik.
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Webcam doesn't work in Xubuntu 14.04

I have problems with my webcam. In Xubuntu 13.04 it's works perfectly, but when I upgraded to version 14.04 webcam doesn't work.
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Streaming with VLC - no audio

I'm trying to stream audio and video using VLC using the following command: vlc -vvv v4l2:// :v4l2-dev=/dev/video0 :v4l2-width=640 :v4l2-height=480 :input-slave="alsa://hw:1,0" :v4l2-standard=0 ...
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Can't access Logitech C930e (webcam) under Ubuntu with SimpleCV

Ubuntu won't recognize my new Logitech C930e webcam fully. Guvcview does (see below). Logitech says it supports UVC 1.5. I found: http://sourceforge.net/p/linux-uvc/mailman/message/31645720/ Why ...
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Cheese won't start: assertion 'CHEESE_IS_CAMERA_DEVICE (device)' failed

Cheese (photobooth) used to open just fine on my iMac 12,2 running Ubuntu 12.04 however it has stopped opening from either the launcher or terminal. I thought it might be due to running WMII but I ...
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Skype not responding to Ubuntu

I'm having problems downloading Skye to Ubuntu that my sister's husband installed on my Acer Aspire One computer. The Acer once had Windows 7 on it with 1 GB DDR3 Memory, and I was wondering if Ubuntu ...
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Webcam not working on Sony vaio pro 13 on Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday i installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my brand new sony vaio pro 13, You can find the specifications here. Apparently no one had issues with the webcam before when using 13.10 or 13.04. So, as a new ...
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How can I get my Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000 webcam microphone to work?

How can I get my webcam's (Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000) microphone to work? It uses the uvcvideo driver and video quality is perfect on both Cheese and Gmail's Video Chat.
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Webcam is dark after boot and suddenly darkens after adjasment

I have Lenovo Ideapad Z580A with embedded webcam. It worked fine. After installing Ubuntu 14.04 my webcam is unstable. After a boot the camera image is too dark. v4l2ucp says: Unable to get menu ...
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How can I disable my webcam?

I have an integrated webcam in my laptop. I know that it works and that ubuntu recognized it because at installation it asked if I wanted a photo taken for some kind of image associated with my ...
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Ubuntu Server with Raspberry Pi Motion Camera

I have an Ubuntu Server that I use as a web server. Everything works great, I have multiple sites set up. My router allows only one device to own the public IP which is my Ubuntu Server. I set up a ...
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how to create a duplicate of /dev/video0?

I have 1 webcam connected to my computer but I want to use it in multiple programs. The problem is when I launch a second program, it tells me the webcam is already used. The programs which will use ...
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installing windows base drivers on an MSI laptop with Ubuntu OS

hi I just recently installed Ubuntu on some of my MSI laptops and I just want to ask if there is a way I can install my device drivers while using Ubuntu as an OS, the drivers I'm talking about is the ...
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How to disable internal webcam?

I want to disable the internal webcam of my laptop running Ubuntu 13.10? As suggested here, I already disabled the concerning kernel modules by blacklisting them. But after reboot the modules are ...
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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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Camera keep changing it's colors from light red to light green every 0.25 sec (ubuntu 14.04)

when I lunch Cheese Webcam Booth this is what the picture looks like and it keeps changing between these 2 colors every 0.25 sec
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How do I install the driver for a Microsoft Lifecam VX-3000?

I have looked all over Ask Ubuntu and can't find any way to install the driver easily. I will be fine by doing it through terminal if that is how to do it.
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PGM picture request

I am doing a project on face recognition and for that I need PGM pictures. So can you please provide me with a link from where I can get a PGM camera for my webcam?Or at least how to get a PGM ...
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Getting two USB devices to run on different buses

My objective is to get two webcams streaming simultaneously on my computer. Because of bandwidth limitations of the uvcvideo driver (or see bottom of UVC faq), I need the two webcams to be on ...