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Missing USB devices on ThinkPad X1

I've been running Ubuntu 13.10 on my ThinkPad X1 Carbon for 6 months. A couple of months ago the camera spontaneously stopped working; I'm not sure what the trigger was, but it could have been an ...
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How to manage connection lost with avconv

what I am trying to do is record the stream of an IP cam using avconv. It works great, but I need the recording to finish in the event that the connection to the camera was lost, either because the ...
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can't handle tinychat broadcasting option

I was hanging on the website bobisnothing.com and I want to use webcam of my laptop in order to make a broadcasting. but when I click on the button "start broadcasting" I have to click "allow" to ...
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Can I Use Ubuntu Server As A Desktop?

an older relative of mine still has Windows XP. The hardware is ok for XP, but definetively too weak for Windows 7. Also, I think, Ubuntu would be a nice OS for him to work with, since it's easy and ...
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How do I initialize webcams without signing in to an X session?

I'm attempting to use OpenCV for a robotics project, and I'd like to be able to capture from the webcam without having to log in to an X session on the host. Currently I have to sign in through the ...
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Why doesn't cheese work on Ubuntu 12.04?

I recently replaced Windows by Ubuntu on my laptop. Ubuntu however does not recognize my graphics card (ati radeon hd 5470) nor my webcam. I installed Cheese to solve the problem with the webcam, but ...
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Stream Webcam via command line to vlc

I've spent the morning doing searches and can't find any tutorials on how to stream my webcam(with sound) so I can watch it remotely on VLC. I have avconv installed, and can stream to twitch just ...
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How can i make NGS TX-SIGHT work in ubuntu 13.10?

I have the Ngs TX-Sight webcam for a long time and knowing ubuntu has a huge database for drivers I wonder if it will have the right driver for this, if not, how to make it work? if not, nevermind ...
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Unable to access camera with adobe flash, in Chromium. Ubuntu 12.10

So when trying to goto a video chat site my webcam will not work properly. when I go to the adobe website to change my settings it wont let me enable the camera. Any Ideas
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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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After install some dvd programas and cheese input audio dont work in 12.04LTS

I installed some dvd programs and cheese (webcam program) in 12.04LTS 64 bit and after that the only program that recognize my input Audio webcam is Skype, the sound manager on the system setting ...
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Does Sony/Logitech Eyetoy work under Ubuntu 13.10?

Sony Eyetoy webcam + mic (made by Logitech) used to work with Ubuntu 12.04. Is this still true with 13.10 ? When I connect it to my pc lsusb sees it only as an audio device but where is the video ...
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Default webcam app

On a fresh 12.04 install what app does ubuntu use to take initial user profile pic? I want to use the same app to run webcam tests. Thanks
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How to get MacBook Air 6.2 webcam to work in Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Air 6.2 and I am wondering if there is anyone that has got the new webcam in MacBook Air 6.2 to work? It seems like Apple has changed a lot since the last MacBook ...
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Ubuntu Saucy Salamander 13.10 Webcam Not Working

I have been using Ubuntu here and there and sometimes switching back to Windows and coming back using Ubuntu. I was wondering, why is it that I can't use my webcam? I'm using a Samsung RV511 and my ...
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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 13.10 flash webcam blank white

I have a flash plugin webcam application, I tried this link: Webcam doesn't work in browser...? The camera works by showing the LED on, but in my webpage, It only leave a blank white, I tried to ...
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Camera Monitor keeps triggering

Just installed Firefox into WINE and now webcam-monitor keeps saying something is accessing my webcam. What's going on?
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What is the hardware address of my Webcam Mic?

I know that the video is /dev/video0 however I do not know how to find the hardware address of my mic. I know that it is not hw:0,0 or any of those. The output of aplay --list-device is: **** List ...
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How do I get my mic working with streaming?

I'm able to stream from my computer and watch the stream on a local vlc using the following command: cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 :v4l2-standard= :inputlave=alsa://hw:0,0 :live-caching=300 ...
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My webcam not working on ubuntu 3.10

My laptop camera is not working in Ubuntu 13.10. Like if I go to http://webcamtoy.com/, it says no webcam found.
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Show date and time on GUVCViewer recordings?

I am using GUVCViewer to record video using my webcam. How do I display the current date time on the video which is being recorded?
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Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time?

Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time? I would like to use it simultaneously under Skype and under guvcview, but it can't do that. Thanks!
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How can I save frames from an IP camera to disk on demand?

I have an IP camera that is running correctly. I can open http:its.address.com/videostream.cgi in my browser and view the video successfully. Now I would like to create a program or script that saves ...
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Skype 4.2 webcam is green

I already install video4linux control panel and I already adjust the settings but the adjusted settings don't work for skype. The video was still green. How can I fix this? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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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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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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External webcam not detected

I have a Lubuntu 13.10 installed on a HP Pavillon dv6000. I just bought a new webcam, Make is Growing, model is "Impala PC Camera". I want to use it with skype, but it is not detected at all. Nor it ...
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Is there any software that allows live multiple webcam picture-in-picture via Skype or Google Hangout?

I've looked in all the AskUbuntu forums, Stack Exchange forums, generic Google searches worded 23 different ways, YouTube searches worded 13 different ways, and still cannot find any answer to my ...
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Why does my camera pick up sound but not video on Ubuntu 12.04? (32bit)

I have a Microsoft Lifecam NX-3000 that was working perfectly fine for skype yesterday and so far today skype won't even recognize that I have a camera plugged in.. I tried checking it in cheese too ...
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My webcam is not recording videos

My webcam is not recording videos with cheese. It is showing the following errors: - mani@mani-3000-N100:~$ cheese Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 14: out of memory ...
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Can I use my Panasonic VDR-D100 in Ubuntu?

Is it possible to use a Panasonic VDR-D100 with Ubuntu? I have googled around and saw nothing related about it. The camcorder is so old. I want to be able to capture video with c++ but taught it best ...
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Is there any REAL Skype alternative where I can add my Skype friends (without asking them to join to a new app)?

I have installed Skype but, despite the recent updates, it still seems to have bugs. Anyway, I am looking for an alternative for it, and I saw from internet that there are plenty of Open Source ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...