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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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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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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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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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About UBUNTU Operating System details in Dell 15 3521 Laptop

I have purchased new Dell 15 3521 Pentium Dual Core 3rd Generation Laptop having Operating system UBUNTU. I am unable to see information about system properties like Installed memory(RAM), Processor ...
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Disabled my built in laptop camera, but it re-enables after reboot

I'm on 12.04LTS. I have an external USB HD cam that I run as default (preferably). To do this, after every reboot I have to run sudo su -c 'echo "0" > ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to change the default webcam? Changing dfaults in Multimedia selctor not working

I have Logitech c920 set up. With help from an experienced AskUbuntu user, I installed GUVCview, Video4 linux control panel, and QT V4L2 utility tester on here. I am able to change from my Toshiba's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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My webcam is upside down whenever I use it

Tried googling, didn't work. So, I'm using ubuntu 13.04. My webcam is an integrated ASUS. And I don't really know what I'm doing. If there is some software that would allow me to, like flip my video ...
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Skype, green screen, no microphone

I have issues with skype using my brand new System 76 Galago Ultrapro, running Ubuntu 13.04. I installed Skype through ubuntu software centre (after allowing Canonical partner stuff), but it won't ...
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Webcam not working in ubuntu 13.04?

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 but my webcam is not working.My laptop is Dell Inspiron 3521,it came with ubuntu installed and last time I remember webcam was working but now when I installed its not ...