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What webcam is compatible with Ubuntu?

Which webcam is compatible to Ubuntu 14.04? Have tried Logitech C270, but it is only for windows.
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Lenovo Y500 webcam not detected in ubuntu

The in-built webcam is not being detected in Ubuntu 14.04 and now even in Windows(Dual Boot). I am using a Lenovo Ideapad , model Y500. Ubuntu packages are up-to-date. Cheese shows "No device found". ...
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Query about a script that makes webcam take an image every x seconds

I have a Trust usb webcam. I'm looking for (or creating) a script that could take a screenshot from the camera every 10 seconds and save the image to disc with a timestamp for a filename. I've found ...
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Has Ubuntu some firewall activated by default?

Because I can't seem to connect to my ip-cam. And mnap produces alternating results if I use the cams IP address: Nmap scan report for 192.0.0.64 Host is up (0.00079s latency). Not shown: 991 closed ...
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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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Cheese not workin on Ubuntu 14.04

Cheese booth won't work with my Creative live Pro webcam on 14.04 desktop. I've tried sudo cheese. Nothing but errors. I've tried gtk. Nothing works
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Is it possible for two processes to access the webcam at the same time?

I would like to try using Cheese in Google+ Hangouts, and similar configurations, and I would like to know if it is possible for the webcam to be used by two processes to have access to the webcam at ...
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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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Webcam not detected- Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101

I just have installed the Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my new Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101, and everything seems to work fine, except the webcam. Cheese says "No device found", Skype also doesn't see it. I see ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop with builtin camera and mic?

I bought a laptop with Ubuntu 12.10 installed, but I lost the installation CD. Now I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04. Can I do this without the CD? My laptop has a microphone and webcam. Will these ...
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Trust Webcam on ubuntu 12.04

My Trust WB-1400T webcam does not work on Ubuntu 12.04. I've tried using cheese &Skype but nothing seems working. Can anyone help me on this please?? Thank you in advance!
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Unable to use webcams

I have 3 webcams attached to my laptop for a c++/opencv project and my program crashed. Now it keeps giving warnings that "device or resource busy". I suspect this is a OS level error. Is there any ...
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Setup Blue Eyeball Webcam for Ubuntu Lucid Lynx for Skype

My Blue Eyeball Webcam works for the application cheese out-of-the-box in Ubuntu. Now I would like to use it for Skype for which it does not work. What can I do? UPDATE3: I had limited time to ...
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Webcam Video Driver

My Somikon webcam doesn't get noticed by Cheese, Skype or VLC. lsusb gives me: Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0ac8:3420 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Venus USB2.0 Camera Cheese just doesn't find it like ...
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xubuntu does not recognize built in WebCamMacBook 2006

I installed xubuntu on my MacBook from 2006 and I cant get the webcam to work. I used cheese and it says device not found
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Set webcam on different USB bus

my objective is to capture from two webcams simultaneously at a resolution of 640x480. I am currently experiencing a problem where my two webcams are plugged in different USB ports but are using the ...
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Logitech C920 su Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. How to improve fps?

I buy C920 logitech bacause I need high resolution and high fps but when I use the camera the real fps is around 9-10 fps. I have disabled all the functions that I don't need like autofocus and ...
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What software could I use to do video surveillance?

I'm trying to set up a video surveillance system at home. Is there a software system out there that is easy enough for a beginner/basic user of 12.04 to set up and use? I've been attempting to ...
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How to use the webcam's microphone in Skype?

I'd like to use my camera's microfone to chat within skype. In my systemwide sound options, I have two entries in the Equipment tab: One Duplex for the Internal SoundCard and one input for the ...
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Integrated Webcam Stopped Working Ubuntu 14.04

I've been on Ubuntu 14 for maybe 2 months. When I first installed it I was on unity until I switched to gnome, and then I removed unity, lightdm, and gnome and now I use i3wm. My built in webcam ...
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Inbuilt Webcam not detected lenovo ideapad s 10 3c [closed]

I have installed ubuntu 13.10(fully updated) on my ideapad s10 3c.everything seems to work well except for the webcam which is not detected by the system(tried ...
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ubuntu uvcvideo integrated camera disconnects

I have Acer V3-771g laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed and I have the following issue with the integrated webcam (it's uvcvideo): When I'm trying to enable camera via skype/google+/cheese I see ...
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Built in webcam not working on ubuntu 12.04 Lenovo X230 (PART 2)

The cam seems to work on kamerka software but only when firefox is closed. I am trying to cam on www.swingingheaven.co.za, but its not working (I am using firefox). the output of lsmod | grep uvc is: ...
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how do I turn off webcam brightness auto-adjust?

My Logitech webcamera adjusts brightness automatically and I don't like it. I wonder how I could turn this feature off from ubuntu. I downloaded v4l2ucp that seems to be a program to do just that, but ...
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Lenovo g510 webcam not detected

I have lenvo g510. Cheese and guvcview don't detect my webcam. Its my lsubs: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 ...
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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 ...