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Webcam doesn't work in Xubuntu 14.04

I have problems with my webcam. In Xubuntu 13.04 it's works perfectly, but when I upgraded to version 14.04 webcam doesn't work.
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Skype not responding to Ubuntu

I'm having problems downloading Skye to Ubuntu that my sister's husband installed on my Acer Aspire One computer. The Acer once had Windows 7 on it with 1 GB DDR3 Memory, and I was wondering if Ubuntu ...
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guvc video capture commandline

I know how to use the -h option, I just don't see any commands to start video capture with file incrementation unless I press the video capture button. What is the command line to start video capture ...
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Webcam not working on Sony vaio pro 13 on Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday i installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my brand new sony vaio pro 13, You can find the specifications here. Apparently no one had issues with the webcam before when using 13.10 or 13.04. So, as a new ...
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Can't access Logitech C930e (webcam) under Ubuntu with SimpleCV

Ubuntu won't recognize my new Logitech C930e webcam fully. Guvcview does (see below). Logitech says it supports UVC 1.5. I found: http://sourceforge.net/p/linux-uvc/mailman/message/31645720/ Why ...
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Ubuntu Server with Raspberry Pi Motion Camera

I have an Ubuntu Server that I use as a web server. Everything works great, I have multiple sites set up. My router allows only one device to own the public IP which is my Ubuntu Server. I set up a ...
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Lenovo g510 webcam not detected

I have lenvo g510. Cheese and guvcview don't detect my webcam. Its my lsubs: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 ...
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Camera keep changing it's colors from light red to light green every 0.25 sec (ubuntu 14.04)

when I lunch Cheese Webcam Booth this is what the picture looks like and it keeps changing between these 2 colors every 0.25 sec
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Asus K50IJ Webcam problem

Hello again Ubuntu community! I have a problem again. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 32bit on my Asus k50IJ laptop and whenever i try to make a skype call with the camera on it flips my image upside down. ...
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Live data stream from Logitech webcam c110

I wanted to stream live data of my logitech c110 webcam using my Ubuntu machine. How can I do this? After little bit of tweaking I came to know that I have to install motion. I tried sudo apt-get ...
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webcam flipped aka v4l1compat.so troubles

So since I installed 14.04 an old issue re-arises: In cheese my webcam works fine, in skype its upside down. Before you could fix that by: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype but now ...
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Integrated webcam not detected after update to 14.04

Yesterday I updated my Thinkpad T530 from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 (both x64). Since then the integrated webcam is not working anymore. I tried to use it with Skype and Google Hangouts, but it says that ...
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Unable to start webcam via Cheese: cluttervideosink missing

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my HP DM4 laptop. Also, I have gstreamer1.0-clutter installed. Still getting that error. Thanks
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Laptop in-built Web Cam stopped working HP Probook

My laptop (HP Probook) webcam has always worked. When I upgraded to 13.10 it stopped working. No solution found then so gave up. Recently upgraded to 14.04 still not working so thought I would ask ...
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How to disable internal webcam?

I want to disable the internal webcam of my laptop running Ubuntu 13.10? As suggested here, I already disabled the concerning kernel modules by blacklisting them. But after reboot the modules are ...
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How can I get my webcam to work with Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an HP Elitebook 850 G1, and installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04, however Ubuntu is not detecting the built-in Webcam. Is there any ways to fix this, and why this is happening? output of the ...
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Getting two USB devices to run on different buses

My objective is to get two webcams streaming simultaneously on my computer. Because of bandwidth limitations of the uvcvideo driver (or see bottom of UVC faq), I need the two webcams to be on ...
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Logitech C920 webcam on Ubuntu 14.04 hesitates / chops every 3 seconds

My Logitech HD Pro C920 webcam on Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) runs out of the box (thanks to UVC, if I understand correctly), video and audio are sharp and clean, but only for 3 seconds... The video (audio ...
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Motion Webserver not working

So, I've installed Motion on ubuntu 12.10, and it seems to be working, for the most part. The /tmp/motion directory is filling with images... so far, so good... However, the built in webserver isn't ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 cheese booth not detect webcam

Cheese Booth shows an error: There was an error playing video from the webcam I test if webcam works fine or not by opening google hangout, its works fine. Please tell, what is the issue in ...
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Software to use webcam as camera [duplicate]

Is there software that allows the webcam to be used as a camera? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. Thanks!
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Change User Profile Photo in UBUNTU 14.04

Today, I installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit. And I open the cheese webcam booth, the webcam works fine. I want to change the user photo in profile, webcam not works. I also try "browse for more ...
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Webcam Install not listed by lsusb

Hallo I have a new Acer V5-573g and Ubuntu 12.04 I am trying to install the webcam but if I use the Command: sudo lsusb I get these results: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 001 ...
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WebCam doesn't work - Ubuntu 14.04 - Dell Inspiron 14 3421 [closed]

When I open Cheese on terminal - this happend: prtiago@dell:~$ cheese (cheese:14809): Clutter-WARNING **: Whoever translated default:LTR did so wrongly. ** Message: cheese-application.vala:291: ...
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Compiling linuxtv fails when appliying patch

I have upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04 from 13.10 today. I found that my third party webcam packages were deleted during upgrade. I was using linuxtv drivers, so i followed the instructions given in this ...
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Need to disable USB device

My laptop has a built in camera. Ubuntu detects this as a pluged in USB device and turns on the power. One, I don't want the camera on all the time, feel like some one is watching me. Two, it starts ...
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Webcam not working on Sony Vaio with 12.04

I'm new to ubuntu, literally installed it yesterday, but enjoying it so far! Except for this issue with the webcam, which is not working at all. I've been through the questions and answers here, and ...
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How can I broadcast a local video file as a webcam feed?

I want to broadcast a local video file file.avi as if it were a webcam via a flash-based broadcasting system inside Google Chrome on a public website (a-la ustream).
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WEBCAM software with Motion Detection help with MOTION

Greetings I am searching for some Ubuntu software for using webcam. It needs to be able to record video with motion detection with the option of saving it to disk. I have tried ZONEMINDER and found ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...