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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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Using motion and skype simultaneously on a single web cam

I use a web cam on /dev/video0 and vloopback.ko module to pass videostream from /dev/video1 to /dev/video2. When I run motion with video_pipe /dev/video1 option in its config file I can see the ...
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Lenovo G580 camera showing lines

When i first got my laptop the camera was working fine, I've then gone on to skype my sister an the camera is showing weird dark lines through it an I'm just pitch black, any idea why or how this ...
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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 with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

I have installed Cheese Webcam Booth from ubuntu software center but my when I run this software I am getting following message/error. "No device found" I also installed Camorama Webcam viewer but ...
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Webcam not working with Chees Webcam Booth

I have installed Cheese Webcam booth from Ubuntu Software center but its not working.I have ubuntu 13.04.I am using built in Webcam of Dell Inspiron 3521
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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 ...
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CIF single chip webcam settings [closed]

I have a webcam connected to my laptop, Ubuntu Raring Ringtail, I can't get a way to set my camera it only shows bright light. I have already tried a number of apps that use the camera to adjust it ...
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i am trying to install droid cam but it wont create a file

i followed these instructions but this is what I keep getting. -- INSTALL: Moving droidcam driver and executable to system folders.. cp: cannot create regular file ...
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Cheese does not work sometimes

I'm using 12.04 64 bit and Cheese doesn't work sometimes. It just opens the main window and that's all; webcam isn't working. And the most important of all, this happens sometimes. How can I solve ...
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Looking for a webcam datasheet using lsusb code in ubuntu

I have a webcam that I am able to capture images from it. I have tried 3 color formats to display those images: 1 - YUV420 2 - RGB565 3 - RGB32 None of them works for my webcam. Item 0 is ...
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I have 5 camera, 5 microphone connected to Ubuntu, how can i tell chromium browser or google browser to have one default?

I have many camera and microphone source connected to ubuntu usb. But out of them 1 is only to be used for default case chrome/firefox/skype etc. How can i tell Chrome browser via command line or ...
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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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webcam studio 13.04

I need to stream with watermarks. People say I need to use webcam studio to do that It installs but when I open it the only thing I have is "The module webcamstudio is not loaded. Virtual webcam ...
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installing webcam driver on acer 5740 laptop

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit on my Acer 5740(laptop) i3 processor. My webcam is not working. Which driver is required to install so as to make my webcam work properly?
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Webcam upside down when using skype

When I use skype my video is upside down. But when I use Google hangouts or cheese it is fine. How do I fix this? I have tried many things and nothing ever has worked. My laptop is a Asus K53E.
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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Builtin Webcam does not work in 12.04

I bought a Lenevo IdeaPad Y500. I erase its windows and install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on it. I can not use my webcam on my laptop. I check Skype and guvcview non of them can detect my webcam. The ...
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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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Is it possible to use Logitech c310 webcam full-featured?

Through the software Cheese or other softwares in the Software Center, I can't take photos with the resolution 5 mega-pixels, can't use motion-detect,pan,tilt and zoom.Is it possible to use these ...
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Why is my webcam not detected on my Dell E6400?

My webcam is not detected on my Dell E6400 laptop. Neither Skype, nor Cheese, nor Camora detects it. It is turned on in the CMOS, but lsusb doesn't see it.
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how do I get webcam to work on my lg x120 in lubuntu 13.04?

first time noob so dont be hard on me :) I recently installed Lubuntu 13.04 on an old LG x120 netbook, everything works fine except the webcam. tested it in skype, google hangouts and cheese. the ...
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Macbook iSight not working

I've tried to get my iSight camera working but for some reason don't know what's wrong. I've followed the instructions on both: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleiSight and ...
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Webcam is not working

I am using Dell inspiron n series laptop.I just downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 and now when I open apps like webcam toy on Google chrome I can see nothing but a black screen ! Can anyone help me ?
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Cheese isn't working from the Software Centre

I've been trying to use Cheese, but the current version from the Ubuntu Software Centre doesn't seem to work at all. It just opens and then closes. I downloaded the latest stable version from the ...
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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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How do I get drivers for the web cam on my Toshiba Satellite C855?

I am a new user to ubuntu (and linux for that matter). I am aware that a lot of my drivers and controls for the computer hardware did not re-install once I loaded ubuntu. I am curious if drivers exist ...
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Where is the GUVCVIEW configuration file?

I had GUVCVIEW working once before. it suddenly quit working. This is the error I receive........ bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111) bt_audio_service_open: connect() ...
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My web cam is not working

My web cam device has suddenly stopped working without any reason. Even it worked some days ago. Its saying that, "no device found". What should i do ? I'm currently using Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook. ...
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Webcam software [duplicate]

I am keen to use my web cam but can not find any suitable software to facilitate this, could someone please suggest any other applications? I have tried the software site associated with the Ubuntu ...
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Logitech C310 webcam not working well with Guvcview and Cheese

I just bought a new webcam, Logitech C310. It doesn't work well with either Guvcview or Cheese with their default settings, under Ubuntu 12.04. The recorded video and audio are not synchronized in ...
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ffserver troubleshooting. streaming video from ubuntu server

I have a raring ring-tail server, which I want to stream video from an attached USB webcam. I have followed this guide to install ffmpeg, ffserver, and numerous codecs. ...
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how to detect the number of usb devices picking up video

Please help. If I have multiple devices connected via usb to my computer, is it possible to detect which of those devices are web cameras and count them?
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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 ...
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Need a way to start web cam recording at specific time

I have a laptop with an integrated camera and I want to write a script that will record a 10 minute video when the clock reaches a certain time. What apps/commands can I use to achieve this?
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External webcam for

I have a Toshiba laptop with built in web cam and a Logitech web cam for my big screen TV. On video calls the built in cam works. can I switch this feature to the external web cam. How can I get my ...
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Skype video feeds not showing

Skype video feeds show up as a green box. The webcam is a Microsoft lifecam but that should'nt matter because the camera works in cheese webcam both and the person i am skyping can see me. I thought ...
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Webcam isnt detected/working 12.04

I have a HP Pavilion laptop with a built in webcam which isn't being detected in Ubuntu 12.04. I have referred to this solution but I don't have a camera button on my keyboard as described in that ...
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Is it possible to use a Symbian based Nokia phone as a webcam via USB?

I have a Nokia E6 with Symbian Belle and a PC running Ubuntu 12.04. Is it possible to use a Symbian based Nokia phone as a webcam via USB?
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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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Can't detect USB camera

I had two Logitech cameras in which they are connected and working properly. But when they are connected by using two 10meter wires they are not working. What could be the reason.
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Webcam not recognized in 13.04

Halp. I'm completely new to Ubuntu. Just made the switch from windows 7 (ugh) to the newest 13.04 It was a little bit of a learning curve, but now that I've got it down (for the most part). I'm ...
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Internal webcam not recognised

I have a Samsung Series 7 Chronos, model number NP700Z5C-SO2UB, with Ubuntu 13.04, and the internal webcam doesn't work. Following advice for others who had similar problems I installed Cheese, and ...
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How to get webcam working with skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

In the past I was able to get my webcam working with Skype using the fix described here: Skype video not working after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 It meant starting skype with: ...
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Acer crystal eye webcam stopped working

I'm not sure what went wrong, or what I did. But one day it suddenly wasn't working. In Cheese Webcam Booth it shows a black screen. The little camera light next to the webcam isn't switched on. In ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) webcam [duplicate]

When I try to use Skype, Cheese or set up the video input for my webcam it abruptly closes. Having the Terminal opened, I found out that it is giving me the error: Segmentation fault (core dumped) and ...
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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! ...