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Logitech C270 Webcam not working

I recently bought a C270 webcam from Logitech. When I attempted to use it both Cheese and VLC would recognize it but Chrome and UVC would not. Is this a driver problem? Is there possibly some way I ...
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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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Skype with webcam work on Lenovo T450s running Ubuntu?

What is the current status of webcam support for Lenovo T450s? In particular using the webcam for video chat apps such as Skype? There are several posts from 2015 claiming webcam support was an ...
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QEMU/KVM/Virt-Manager: Passthrough of USB Webcam to Windows 7 Enterprise creates “NEC USB HUB”

I am trying to passthrough my USB Webcam into my Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64 QEMU/KVM guest, which is managed by virt-manager. First I lookup the bus/device ID: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 008: ID ...
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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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Unable to open file /dev/video0 No such file or directory - Dell latitude e5440 with ubuntu 14.04

after installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell Latitude E5440 I have ran into problem with my webcam. It's notworking (as you could guess from the title). I was trying to configure it throug ...
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Webcam doesn't work in browser…?

I'm running the latest version of Ubuntu, and I have a Dell Sp2009wfd monitor with built in microphone and webcam. I've gotten the microphone working on mumble and on sound recorder, and I've gotten ...
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Multiple webcams running at the same time

I'd like to step up my webinar game for my business. Lots of times we're required to use google hangouts or webex or some platform, but that doesn't mean I can't make the experience awesome on my end. ...
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Webcam problem Ubuntu

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I have a problem with my webcam. I have this Intel Realsense 3d Cam. So, there are basically two webcams, one is a normal colored one and the other one is green-coloured. ...
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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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philips spc900nc/00 drivers for ubuntu 15.10

I have this old webcam, the philips spc900nc/00 but can't find any software to drive it and need help... I have searched and searched but the only place with some information is this site; ...
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skype conference call problem

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit version. I have installed Skype 4.3.0.37. I can call anyone. But when I try for conference call, my video device does not work and my friends on the call can see that my ...
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Lenovo Y50-70 integrated camera not detected (Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5249)

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Y50-70 and the integrated camera is not detected on cheese. When I "lspci" I get this: "Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5249 (rev 01)". ...
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Lenovo Edge 2-1580 installed camera not recognized

I purchased the L Edge 2-1580 about 2 months ago. I used the internal camera once, however when I attempt to use it either by it self or on a site the system says that it I need to install my camera ...
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udev rule seems not working properly to force the usb device into fix location

I've created a udev rule to force my usb devices into fixed folders at /dev/ (one, is a webcam into /dev/video1 and the other one is a framegrabber into /dev/video0 ) I need to do this because, by ...
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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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Activiating integrated webcam on Toshiba Chromebook

We are having trouble activating the Chicony integrated web cam in a Toshiba CB30 - 102 Chromebook. It did not work with Ubuntu 14.04 and is still not working with Ubuntu 15.10 after trying many ...
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Looking for some simple webcam software

It seems that uvccapture might meet my need for a simple webcam application. However, trying to build it "out of the box", I get this bewildering collection ... gcc -std=gnu99 -O2 -DLINUX ...
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Dell XPS 12 built-in camera not working in skype and cheese

So the integrated camera on my XPS 12 doesn't work with Skype. However, when running $ vlc v4l2:///dev/video0 I do see the video output displayed correctly. Skype is set to use /dev/video0 In cheese I ...
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How to implement webcomponents in ubuntu

To configure the camera hikvision need the support of web components in the browser. How to implement this on ubuntu?
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Intergrated Webcam on Laptop is not working ~~~

I have a Dell Inspiron 14R (Special Edition) with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. This laptop has a integrated webcam as most of others, and it worked fine out-of-box when I was running Ubuntu 12.04, but ever ...
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How can I disable my webcam?

I have an integrated webcam in my laptop. I know that it works and that ubuntu recognized it because at installation it asked if I wanted a photo taken for some kind of image associated with my ...
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Assign webcam to a specific /dev/video#

I have three webcams on my Ubuntu server 14.04. The output of lsusb: Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0bda:8153 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus ...
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Rotate a Video in gstreamer pipeline

I have this pipeline to record from two webcams simultaneously: gst-launch-1.0 -v v4l2src device=/dev/video0 num-buffers=300\ ! "video/x-raw,width=800,height=600,framerate=30/1" ! videorate\ ! ...
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Syntek Web Cam is not found

here is the output from lsusb: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 174f:6a33 Syntek Web Cam - Asus F3SA, F9J, F9Ss it seems to be installed but Cheese software still doesn't find it on start up (Skype does the ...
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konig wireless webcam not working

I am trying to configure a wireless webcam that I found home on Ubuntu and possibly then raspbian. I didn't found much on google.. model is Konig CMP WEBCAM 100. When I connect the usb dongle and ...
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Web cam not getting detected

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. Previously it was Windows. Earlier my laptop's webcam was working fine, but now it isn't. I don't think it's due to hardware failure. It's ...
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Camera dual boot

I have a dual boot installed on my (Asus) laptop with ubuntu 14.04 and windows 10. Everything seems to work fine except for my webcam. If I go to windows, shut down and start ubuntu, my webcam doesn't ...
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How do I get hardware info about my laptop camera?

I want to know if there is any way to extract hardware specific information about the built-in webcam in my system from the Ubuntu command line. Basically, I want to extract the field of view and ...
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enabling the lenovo E450 webcam on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I cannot have my webcam enabled when using Skype. I think ubuntu hasn't recognized it yet. Is there a way to fix this up?
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USB Webcam does not show picture in Skype, but in Cheese it shows

I have a USB Webcam from Trust. with installed and detected driver for Linux does not show picture in Skype, but in Cheese it shows. How to fix the problem, so that the webcam shows picture also in ...
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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 the error One or more needed GStreamer elements are missing: cluttervideosink
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Webcam Apps and ways of checking if Webcam is working

What software is available for using webcams or ways of checking if my webcam is working correctly after installing Ubuntu.
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Anything better than Cheese for video capture?

I need to record some video from my webcam and while Cheese works, it lacks settings, and only outputs the webm format that is full of stutters, etc. Can't seem to find any alternative...
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Dell Inspiron webcam not working on Ubuntu

I have a dell inspiron 15R 5520 laptop and I recently installed ubuntu 15.10. The webcam doesn't show up on cheese or skype.
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Integrated webcam does not work on this HP Pavilion dv7

It has cost me a lot of time and effort to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavilion dv7 and I can't even access my old Windows (but that's not my problem, I just wanted to complain a little). My ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 webcam upside down google chrome

I am quiet new in Ubuntu world. I found lots of solutions for skype flipped image. Actually lots of them are not working properly or you have to do same process again and again. My problem is about ...
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No video device found on Acer VN7-591: Ubuntu 15.10

The Acer Nitro does not have a function button for enabling/disabling webcam. (At least I don't see a function button with a camera icon). I even installed GTK UVC Video Viewer and it gives me "No ...
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Can I make the webcam take a picture when an incorrect password is entered?

I am using a laptop . I was thinking to have a support in my Ubuntu machine. When an incorrect password is entered, a picture is taken later revealing who has been trying to gain access. I have ...
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Integrated Webcam Sony Vaio VPC EH14FM problem

I am new to ubuntu and since installing it on my Vaio the webcam no longer works. I have tried looking at many forums for the answer but none seem to work. For example using cheese or vlc or Skype ...
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Ubuntu does not detect my VAIO webcam

I've installed Ubuntu 12.10. I'm using a Sony VAIO VGN-FE52B laptop which I bought in Japan. Since I installed Ubuntu (and accidentally overwrote the VISTA recovery partition) I have not been able to ...
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Is there a CLI webcam image grabber that works with a video4linux2 device?

I've tried everything in apt-cache search webcam |sort -u and everything has some problem. Correcting any syntax mistakes, showing how to use a "GUI only" from the CLI or a good ...
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Integrated Webcam in Dell 1464 does not work in ubuntu 14.04

The integrated webcam in Dell 1464 laptop is not working in ubuntu 14.04. lsusb outputs the following Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0c45:641d Microdia 1.3 MPixel Integrated Webcam thanks in advance.
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Laptop webcam is not detected, doesn't show up in lsusb

I'm weirded out. I have an Acer Aspire 5515 series laptop which has a webcam built in. When I open Cheese, it says: "no device found". Camorama says: "Could not connect to video device. Please check ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook Air 7.2

I am having a few problems with running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Macbook Air 7.2. Namely the webcam, WiFi and it doesn't wake up when I close the lid. Googling the 7.2 version with Ubuntu doesn't bring up ...
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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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Picture/Video capture programs

What software options are there for taking videos and or pictures within Ubuntu (Much like Apple's Photobooth)? Please limit one software solution per answer and include key features/description of ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Asus UX51 Webcam issue

all! Just faced an issue with integrated webcam on my asus ux51. It seems that it also cause the system freeze on wake after hibernate. Here is what I've got from /var/log/syslog Nov 22 11:28:49 ...
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Xeoma audio recording Issues

I'm trying to setup a motion detection server with XEOMA. Just need to record any motion on my parking spot. In simple words... "Oh!, I see something moving near my car, I'll record it". No need to ...
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Integrated webcam not getting detected on Virtual-box Ubuntu 14.0LTS

My integrated webcam is not getting detected on Ubuntu, which I am using via virtualbox. After referring to previous blogs I've made changes in usb controller section and added filter too. Attaching ...