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No video from video0 after deleted headers and repaired 12.04 server

I have spent enough time trying to figure this out. I need someone with a deeper understanding of the relationship between, em28xx, video0, v4l2 and the Motion video capture package (or any other I ...
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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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No webcam detected fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.04 on Dell Vostro 3460

Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 webcam is detected bu Ubuntu instalator. Why ubuntu 13.04 regressed in this matter? How to install this webcam?
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Is there any way to disable the auto exposure option on my camera?

Is there any way to disable the auto exposure option in my video capturing software? I use Ubuntu 12.04 now, but tried 12.10 and 13.04 as well and had the same issue. As soon as it gets darker my ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) webcam

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

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! ...
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Logitech webcam microphone not working in Google Hangout

Using Google Hangout, the internal microphone of my QuickCam doesn't work. The Hangout Settings window pops up and tells me the mic may not me switched on, but it is listed in the 'hangout ...
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V4L2 change default setting?

I can successfully change the value of the setting I want with v4l2-ctl --set-ctrl=exposure_auto_priority=1 but I want to know how to make that the default setting, the default is 0, which leaves my ...
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Webcam appears black in Skype, Acer Aspire V3-571G

My webcam functions normally on Flash, Cheese, etc. However in Skype, it appears black. My laptop is Acer Aspire V3-571G. Anyone know how to fix it?
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Sony Vaio WebCam shows the error “No WebCam Detected”

The initial problem. Errors on boot up pointing to USB2 the Sony Vaio webcam. Errors after loading Ubuntu 12.04 No WebCam detected. How do I fix this?
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Lenovo Y500 camera not working

I am new to Ubuntu and linux in general. I was able to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Lenovo Y500 after many tries, everything seems to work perfectly except the builtin camera. I've installed ...
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Still image capture using webcam

I am trying to write a C++/Qt program for linux, where I take a still image photo from a webcam, make some transformations to a photo (cropping, resizing, etc.), and save it to a jpeg file. But I ...
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Webcam not identified on Lenovo IdeaPad Y580

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenove IdeaPad Y580 and Google Talk to make a video call only to find out that the camera is not working. This problem did not occur when running Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Turn screen off when no motion in front of webcamera

Is it possible to automatic turn screen off when there is no motion detected in front of webcamera for X minutes ? Can i use sudo service motion start and xset dpms force on/off somehow ...
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Webcam in VirtualBox (Ubuntu Guest/Ubuntu Host)

I have already read the following questions: Unable to start webcam in Ubuntu + Virtual Box Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox Integrated webcam cannot be used in VirtualBox Guest XP ...
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wifi connectivity and installation

I am Installing Ubuntu for the first time.I have hp laptop Pavilion g6-2228tu. Somehow I installed Ubuntu 12.10 but now i am unable to connect to WiFi and Webcam. any help? One other problem is that ...
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Skype - no sound untill I go to skype sound options

I had to create a script in order to make my skype acknowledge my microphone. It's a simple code: #!/bin/bash echo "autospawn = no" > ~/.pulse/client.conf killall pulseaudio skype It indeed ...
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Camorama doesn't take picture

I installed Camorama. But when I click to "Take Picture" it doesn't take picture and doesn't show any message about taking picture. What is the problem?
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webcam installation on HP Probook

I am using HP Probook 4520s . My laptop have webcam (Camera Inside) , but I can not reach it and use webcam anyway. How can I install or reinstall webcam?
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Streaming pre-recorded video as webcam source in 13.04

The source video can be encoded into virtually any format. Let's say it sits in ~/Videos/Test.webm. The end result is simply to stream the video, with sound, directly through a 'fake' video device, ...
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Alienware - Webcam - Mic don't work

I have Alienware M14x R1 laptop. I used Ubuntu 12.10. Anybody know how can I install the webcam and the mic. I would like use with the skype, but the system don't find the mic and the webcam. Thanks!
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How can I get an integrated webcam Syntek modelo 11XX to work on Ubuntu?

I have a problem getting my integrated webcam to work. It does not turn on when I use cheese or skype. From what I have seen googling I think it has something to do with the driver, so I followed ...
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How to switch on webcam-led on Lenovo W520

My Lenovo W520 is running Ubuntu 12.04. Just next to the integrated webcam, there is a led-flashlight, which works under Windows. I wonder how to switch it on/off in Ubuntu (I do not mean the ...
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Can't Install UVC drivers: “implicit declaration of function 'x' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]”

I am working on a project for my final year project which involves the use of a web-cam. I bought an external one and tried to install new drivers for it. Now my integrated web-cam won't work. My ...
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I want to install Genius Facecam300 in ubuntu 12.10 LTS

The problem is I am a noob. I don't know how to install it using terminal or patching kernel or applying patch, etc. As I followed web, there are only one thing that I found matching that is the ...
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Webcam doesn't seem to connect in Ubuntu 12.04

I plug in my webcam and I have installed both cheese and guvcview but both of these programs can't see my webcam. Is my webcam not supported? i use ubuntu 12.04. The webacm is media-tech.
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No audio with a MS Lifecam Cinema

I searched the forum and web to no avail. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and am trying to get a Microsoft Lifecam Cinema setup. The video was plug-and-play but no joy with the audio. I have used alsamixer ...
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How do I install video4linux2 in Ubuntu 12.10, and do I need to?

I'm still pretty new to Ubuntu so please bear with me. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and I am trying to get a couple of old external USB webcams working on my laptops. The built-in laptop webcams work ...
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Installing of Microsoft ACME web camera

How to install ACME web camera from Microsoft type installation disc on UBUNTU11.10? I used WINE to do it but without success. It shows error 1627!
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Audio from speaker on PC not workin during Google+ Hangout 12.10

Ever since I freshly installed Ubuntu 12.10, I have sound issues during Google+ Hangouts. I hear a strong echo, reverb, and what not. Mostly after 5-15 minutes it corrects itself, but not all my ...
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Too much noise while recording on 12.10

I'm using Kubuntu 12.10 with Backports enabled and I'm getting too much noise while doing screencasting in Kazam or other aplications like Recordmydesktop, noise also appears while recording webcam ...
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Which type of webcam to buy for skype v. 4.1.20 on Ubuntu v. 12.10?

I got a laptop (core 2 duo, 2 GB ram) without a webcam and using Ubuntu v. 12.10 OS. As I wish to make skype video calls with my Family I wish to buy a webcam. My budget is low, so I can't spent a lot ...
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webcam - where is it? [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on Think pad X230i (Intel® Core™ i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4). There is a built-in webcam that was active during the installation process but know I don't find it. ...
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Splitcam equivalent

I want to share the webcam (Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000) picture with more than one application at the same time. I've looked around the net. Here's what I found: - webcamstudio: The newest java ...
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HP Truevision webcam not working in 12.10

I have a laptop with an HP Truevision built-in webcam that is not working under Ubuntu 12.10. Not in Skype, not in Google Hangouts. It used to work on 12.04LTS, but then stopped working after an ...
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IP cam viewer for Vonnics DVR Ubuntu

I am trying to view the output from my Vonnics DVR security system. It works from a Windows program that came with the system, I-phones and my Android based phone. The only Windows computer is my ...
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Digital sound out dissapears when connecting Creative Live! Cam Chat

I tried the cam and the digital out signal dissapears when connecting the cam. Everything is fine when i unplug it. I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bits, same problem. In sound settings outputs, ...
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Ubuntu 12 with logitech c525 webcam, and disabling auto exposure inside a virtual machine

This problem may be related to v4l2 ctl exposure-auto-setting fails which has not been answered and has remained opened since November. I am using the c525 with OpenCV, and for my application to work ...
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Problems with opening 1.3M webcam

I was wondering why I cannot open my 1.3m webcam. When I want to open it, it will say that please close all other devices that are connected with the 1.3m webcam. When I want to install it, it will ...
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Webcam on Lenovo U310 has no video

I've bought a Lenovo U310, installed Ubuntu 12.10 and wanted to use the internal webcam with Skype and Google Hangout. But I cannot get any video signal out of it. Other apps like cheese can. Audio or ...
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12.10: Webcam stopped working after update

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits, on a Lenovo Ideapad U410. I've been using the included webcam with Skype and Google Hangout with no issues. At some point in time, I noticed on Google Hangouts some ...
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Acer Aspire One KAV60 Webcam

i'm having troubles to getting work the webcam of one netbook, the model is "Acer Aspire One" and in the bottom the model no. is KAV60. I install luvcview package like says in this guide but it's not ...
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Lenovo S10-2 easy camera not detected

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on the Gnome3 desktop environment. My webcam was working fine during the Ubuntu installation when it asked me to be snapped by my webcam or choose a picture instead. ...
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Integrated webcam on a Dell V131 drains the battery when not used. How to turn it off?

After using the integrated webcam, it never fully turns off and keeps hogging the battery. From powertop: The battery reports a discharge rate of 22.6 W The estimated remaining time is 0 hours, 41 ...
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How do I resume an interrupted video stream recording?

I'm trying to start a recording every evening, starting from 19:00 and stopping at 02:00. The webcam does export its stream as rtsp video stream and I am able to start the recording correctly with VLC ...
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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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Webcam not working in Acer laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer One Aspire 756-967BCkk laptop. But my webcam is not working. Programs like Cheese or Skype can't detect my camera.
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How do I know if my web camera is linked to Ubuntu?

Ubuntu 12.04. I own a Samsung NC10, with a 1.3 Mega Pixel integrated digital motion camera. (That I copied from the Specs page.) But how do I know if it's linked up? (Can I use a program or ...
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Cheese won't start: assertion 'CHEESE_IS_CAMERA_DEVICE (device)' failed

Cheese (photobooth) used to open just fine on my iMac 12,2 running Ubuntu 12.04 however it has stopped opening from either the launcher or terminal. I thought it might be due to running WMII but I ...
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Suyin сamera problem

I got an Acer with a Suyin camera built-in. It has worked perfect since I have change from Windows 8 three weeks ago but recently (two days ago) showed me a black screen when using Skype or Cheese. ...