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My USB webcam is not being recognised

I have recently changed my computer software from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 14.04. I am aware of the app Cheese, and I know many people are struggling with the webcam not working with Cheese. For me, the ...
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Can another computer connect to my webcam via USB?

So I have my machine that has a webcam on it and I want to be able to access this webcam from another machine via USB. The other machine should be able to connect and see my machine as a webcam. ...
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Take photo using webcam

I would like to take a photo from my webcam. As I moved from Windows to Ubuntu I wonder if there is a built-in way to achieve this or I need special software. If so can you suggest a good one?
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Webcam not working nor detected

I recently bought Acer Aspire E3-111-C10N (8GB version), and to my surprise webcam is not working. lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series SoC Transaction ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - normal user requires sudo to access cdrom, webcam etc

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server and ROS (Robot Operating System) on top of it in Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.14. In addition to that I've also installed OpenCV so that I can combine it with ROS (...
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Webcam not detected in cheese, also not listed in lsusb

I have dell inspiron n5110 laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 installed in it. Webcam works fine in windows. But in ubuntu , cheese shows "no device found". Here is my output of lsusb: Bus 002 ...
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linux volume change after plugging USB camera or changing playback from a different SW

When I plug in a USB camera then the volume levels are changed to some preset values. It also happens sometimes when I start some audio playback from a different SW (e.g. radiotray or mplayer). I don'...
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Will Ubuntu support my machine features? [closed]

I'm looking to download and install the latest version of Ubuntu to replace the current version of Windows I had pre-installed on my machine when bought it. I have some really neat features on the ...
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Can ubuntu be compromised?

My main reason for switching over here from Windows was because with the release of Windows 10, the VP of Microsoft wrote in the ToS (Yes, I read this with my very own eyes while installing it) that ...
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Screen recorder + webcam

Is there a program for Ubuntu that can capture your screen and your webcam at the same time?
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How can you set the left right orientation of webcam?

I am using cheese and the WebCam is putting right left the wrong way round. Is there a way to solve this? It's an annoying problem, don't know why developers don't put this switch in to the basic ...
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Microsoft Corp. LifeCam Cinema not working

It just don't work on cheese. From lsusb: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:075d Microsoft Corp. LifeCam Cinema From dmesg, when re-connecting the cammera: [ 2098.426935] usb 3-1: USB disconnect, ...
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My bash script depends on ffmpeg which was removed when I upgraded to 14.04. What to do? [duplicate]

I have a bash script to capture images using the webcam and it depended on ffmpeg. I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and noticed that ffmpeg was removed and this script wouldn't work anymore. ...
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Problems with Logitech HD Webcam C270

I am writing you concerning the webcam mentioned in subject above. I bought this webcam and tried to make it work with skype on a Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit system. Unfortunately there is a problem. When ...
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Chromium not working with the mic of my logitech 270 webcam

the mic on my Logitech 270 webcam has stopped working, but only on chromium. FFox is fine. Is there anything I can do to debug it? Btw I have tried changing the AV controls, alsa mixer, hangouts set ...
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How to use webcam with guvcview and vlc at same time?

I want use my webcam with both vlc and guvcview at same time. so i tried to create duplicate of /dev/video0 by using gst-launch -v v4l2src device=/dev/video0 ! v4l2sink device=/dev/video1< ...
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install driver for ricoh r5u870 webcam

I'm trying to install the driver for the webcam for my Sony laptop. I got the driver from here, and I followed the installation guide. But I got the following error when I type in make: ~/Downloads/...
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Mic not working for Logitech C615HD in Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I just ordered a brand new Logitech C615HD and connected it to my UbuntuGnome 14.04.1 LTS. In Skype the image works perfectly, but I am not able to get any sound; the mic is not working at all. I am ...
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Can't use webcam on laptop

I am using Acer Aspire 5734Z-4725 model with ubuntu 14.04. The problem is I can't use the webcam. I use Cheese to test the webcam and it said "No device found". I am new to ubuntu so a details ...
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Webcam works in browser, but not in Skype or Cheese

I have a Dell XPS 15 l502x, and I want to get my camera to work. It has been working in some previous versions of Ubuntu. I got no idea why it isn't working, and what to check to find out why. If ...
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Error playing video from TeckNet webcam

I bought this TeckNet C016 webcam and I'm having trouble getting it to work. Before buying it, I checked to see if anyone else was using it with Linux and there were positive results. When I plug the ...
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Wiping Mac OS completely and installing Ubuntu: Will the webcam work?

What I have: old MacBook (3,1), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GHz, 1 processor. OS: 10.5.8 The macbook is old and has a lot of problems (ignoring the fact that the OS cannot be updated without paying, the disk ...
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How to get my hardware working for Kubuntu 14.04?

I have a webcam, mic, and printer I want to get working (if possible) on Kubuntu 14.04. The webcam is the highest priority for what I want to get working. Currently, it works in cheese, but isn't ...
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Acer Aspire V5-431 Webcam not working with Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Acer Aspire V5-431 with Ubuntu 14.04 (amd64) (before it has Windows 7 Home Basic x64), and everything works except the webcam. I searched the additional drivers but Ubuntu can't find it, I ...
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Easiest way to take a continous series of pictures from a webcam

Looking around I found several solutions to take individual pictures (a few solutions are given here) and even a series of pictures (with up to one fps). I want to store the pictures in much lower ...
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Skype don't recognize HP Pavilion DMI webcam

I have bought myself a HP Pavilion DM1 to go traveling with, which has Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it, but now (a day before I leave for africa!) I realize the webcam isn't being recognized at all. I'm guessing ...
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Integrated webcam not being detected

I am having a problem with my laptops integrated cam. Its a brand new laptop and the cam worked in windows 8. But I dont do windows. So I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and the cam DID work... but I then went ...
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Skype videocall upside down

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Asus k50fa. When I use the webcam on Skype the video is upside down and on cheese is working fine. The webcam is the one built in with the laptop.
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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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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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Only a different subnet and a virtual IP for it seems to work out to access my IP-cam

My Router IP is 192.168.1.1. DHCP-Range from 192.168.1.33 to .64 . My IP-Cam (Hikvision) is set to IP 192.168.1.100. Funny enough I can access the IP-cam only if it is on its factory default (192.0.0....
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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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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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Webcam issues on Lenovo Ideapad Y510 (Ubuntu 14.04)

Skype an Google Hangouts seem to be unable to use my build-in webcam on IdeaPad Y510. In Skype it just does not show me the option to start video conversation. But when I am going to Skype -> Options ...
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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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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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How do I fix this issue (webcam not working)

I have a problem with my webcam working in browser, I tried Firefox and chromium first. When I go to the flash plugin setting http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/...
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Webcam isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 x64(Lenovo G510, intel i5) but cheese is not working, nor skype. The first thing I did was sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` I then tried to ...
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Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04

Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04 How I open a Camera: In terminal (text after the $ prompt = commands that I type): $ ls /dev/video* /dev/video0 /dev/video1 $ vlc ...
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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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Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image

I have a problem with this webcam (ID - 046d:0892, driver gspca) on Acer Travelmate 8200 with Ubuntu 14.04. When using cheese or skype with preloaded v4l1compat.so library, it has bad image - it has ...
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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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Skype doesn't see my webcam

I've got Logitech C270 (/dev/video0) that is seen by Cheese in Xubuntu 14.04, but Skype doesn't recognize it. What can I do? Should I blame my apparmor profile?
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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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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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Old digital camera control - take pictures

What I would like to do I was trying to take pictures with an old digital camera directly from pc I found about gphoto2 software, I tried but I'm just able to get the pictures that are stored in the ...
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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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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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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 ...