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How can I use Java Mobile Phone's camera as a Webcam?

In windows there is a software called "Mobiola webcam" for use a mobile cam as a webcam . Is there any way for Linux (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) ?
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Can't turn on my webcam

I cannot turn on my webcam to make, for example, a video call. Thanks in advance.
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Webcam stopped working

Built in webcam stopped working somewhere around december 10-20 I have 64bit 12.04 on LenovoB575 I usually install updates on realese, webcam used to work (defficiently (reeeally dark image) but we ...
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My webcam on google hangout is not appearing.

My webcam is working perfectly well. However on Google hangout it asked me to install the plugin. I did that, but my webcam didn't turn on. Can you help me out please?
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WebCam image is flipped in Skype [closed]

My WebCam image on Asus N61DA Laptop is flipped in Skype. Is working fine but flipped. Also I can't push buttons in flash player for example to allow using my WebCam and Mic.
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Can't visualize web service of wireless cameras using Chromium

When I write the IP address of my camera using Chromium I can't visualize them, it's because the cameras need ActiveX activated on IE. How can I see ActiveX content in Ubuntu?
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capturing video from webcam and saving to a file

I am trying to capture video(alongwith audio) from a webcam. I need to record the video and save it to a file,for further processing. Would like to do it through CLI. Any ideas how to do it using ...
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Is there a way for me to talk by webcam with my friends who use Windows?

I moved to Ubuntu but my friends are still using Windows. I used to talk to them using ooVoo and MSN, both with my webcam, but now I can't. I want to talk to them, but Ubuntu doesn't have ooVoo nor ...
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empathy with webcam

When empathy will have camera support? and I have problem to change files with it too. after 11.04 the next topic of canonical have to be to improve the empathy. the program is waek yet.
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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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libv4l2 error when using webcam with USB 3.0

I'm experiencing a problem when trying to use a webcam with my USB 3.0 ports. I have no problem using the USB 2.0 ports. I get the following error in guvcview or cheese: libv4l2: error turning on ...
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Is there package I can install for using a webcam as a document scanner?

My scanner recently broke and I'm looking for a way to scan multi-page documents using my web camera. Ideally, I'd like some sort of program that would analyse/average multiple images from the webcam ...
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How to check the working condition of my webcam

Cheese web cam booth is showing "no Divice Found". I have to understand - is the program is at fault or web cam itself.
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Integrated webcam cannot be used in VirtualBox Guest XP

I have Windows XP installed in my VirtualBox. The integrated webcam is working fine in Ubuntu but Windows XP can't recognize it (can't find the webcam in device manager, and it doesn't ask for driver ...
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webcam gives black after suspend

I was using skype when the computer automatically suspended/hibernated due to the battery condition. but when right after I switch on the computer and use skype all I get is a black screen from my ...
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How to apply webcam effects to other applications?

I have a webcam in my laptop. I am user root, so I can do anything. The webcam works fine, everything worked out of the box. I can access it from Cheese and apply effects. I can also access the ...
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Can anyone explain or walk me through this posted answer on a thread I found regarding my problem?

I'm having trouble making my usb camera my default webcam. I have it selected in Multimedia selector as default, yet my laptop camera is activated when I open guvcview or G+ Hangouts, and when I ran ...
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LD_PRELOAD fails with Skype [closed]

I'm trying to run Skype on Ubuntu 13.04, and getting a black void instead of my webcam input, when my webcam works with other applications such as Cheese. The traditional solution is to run ...
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Can't get default webcam to change. “Skipping unavailable Plug in” in sudo command

For the past week I have been trying to get my Logitech c920 to act as my default webcam. I have a question posted here from last week, and had someone walk me through some steps. But despite ...
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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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Webcam doesn't work anymore after using Video4Linux Control Panel

My webcam worked, but the video inside skype was upside down. I found out that Video4Linux Control Panel is able to turn it. I used the program to turn the video, but now the video freezes after a few ...
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Skype webcam woes on Ubuntu 12.04

So, my webcam doesn't work on Skype. At all. Tried Cheese, it works there. Here's what I did to try to fix the problem: root@aesculapius:~# lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID 17f6:0216 Unicomp, Inc Bus ...
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Logitech c920 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Where to begin? Does it work? Anyone using it on Hangouts?

I just got the Logitech c920 webcam for Christmas. I'm a little disappointed to read the different forum posts regarding the c920 and Ubuntu pairing. Ideally , I'd like to use this webcam on Google ...
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What package is responsible for webcam detection?

I am trying to report a bug but i am unsure about the package to report it under. What package is responsible for the detection of the webcam and creation of /dev/video0 device?
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How can I record video from 2 webcams?

I own 2 Logitech C-615 webcams and I want to record their footage simultaneously. When I open Cheese I can only use one webcam, and I can't open another Cheese Window. When I try and use both Cheese ...
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How can I disable the LED lights of a USB webcam?

I would like to disable the LED Lights on my V4L usb webcam. I would like to know if there is a generic method/way to handle that.
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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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How to disable integrated webcam and still be able to use an external one

I am looking for a way to disable the webcam that is integrated into my laptop. The webcam is using uvcvideo module but I do not want to blacklist it since it is also being used by an external webcam ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using A4Tech camera with Skype

I have a A4Tech Pk-635 web cam, and I can view output from web cam in Cheese. Skype is detecting webcam as dev/Video0, but Skype is not generating any output... any ideas? note: In case any one else ...
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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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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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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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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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guvcview can't capture video. Ubuntu 12.10

Notebook PC | Asus N61DA | Ubuntu 12.10 | Built-In WebCam In guvcview my webcam showing only half of image from up to down. The second half of image is black/blank from the middle of my screen to the ...
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Webcam not detected in Google hangots

How can I get my Logitech C110 to work with Google Hangouts in 13.04 on my Toshiba laptop? Integrated webcam works. Logitech C110 does not turn on. Have cheese installed Logitech C110 tests fine, but ...