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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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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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Web cam does not work on Ubuntu 15.04

I have problem with my web cam, it works in Cheese but in any other app, like skype, google+ or simple web cam tester - nope .
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Driver for prolink pcc1310? Can it be converted to ubuntu supportable format

I have a prolink pcc1310 webcam. I installed Ubuntu(vivid vervet) yesterday and so I have experience of less than 24 hr with Ubuntu. I tried to install driver of the web camera but Ubuntu didn't ...
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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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built-in webcam and microphone not working (12.02 and 14.04)

Today for some reason I've realized that my webcam and microphone are not working any more, I've decided to upgrade to 14.04 (using that as an excuse, and assuming that after it the problem would be ...
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How do you zoom in and out while on a Skype call?

I am using a Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 and Skype 2.2.0.25 and Ubuntu 11.04. I can not figure out how to zoom in and out during a video chat, although it is possible under windows using Logitech's ...
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How to adjust webcam image on Skype?

My Microsoft Lifecam VX-2000 webcam works with Skype and Cheese, but the image is a little dark on Skype. I adjust it on Cheese but the changes don't reflect in Skype (I think this was expected ...
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15.04 - Delays after logging off

Preparing Windows 10 arrival and refusing to let Microsoft or any other company to watch my activity, I finally also installed Ubuntu on our family computer in the leaving room after using it on my ...
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Are there any webcam finger tracking projects?

I'm looking for a good piece of free webcam finger (or object) tracking software. I am wondering if there is any, as my searches have been pretty fruitless.
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Cheese does not recognize the web cam

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. After an upload Cheese does not recognize the camera. No device found appears and in preference is not possible to select nothing. If I type cheese on the ...
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Webcam not found on Thinkpad E550 (ubuntu 14.04)

I got a new laptop Thinkpad E550 and at first the touchpad was not working so I updated the kernel but now the webcam is not working. Cheese is giving the error "device not found"
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Are there any webcam programs that save the date in the meta data?

I currently use Cheese, but it isn't really compatible with Shotwell because it doesn't save the date in the meta data - only the file name. I could run a command to get the file name and put it into ...
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Webcam only works with luvcview

Does anyone know why my webcam would work in luvcview but not in cheese, vlc, firefox, etc? VLC doesn't seem to capture anything from the camera at all. cheese sorta works for about 2 seconds, but ...
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Thinkpad L450 Webcam not working

I've installed ubuntu 15.04 on my new Thinkpad L450. So far everything is working. But the Webcam does not seem to work, it is not recognized, e. g. by cheese. $ lsusb Bus 003 Device 002: ID ...
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video recorder for Ubuntu

looking for video recorder applications in Ubuntu what can: -Record videos from webcam -It can save for example last 15 minuets so I can review that recorded video, I don't want it record all time ...
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webcam not being detected in ubuntu 14.04 dell laptop

I recently bought my dell 15 3543 with their integrated ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am having issue with starting the webcam. I have installed cheese to test webcam but when I start cheese from terminal it ...
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Webcam light ON suspiciously

Today after I just finished my skype chat with my parents, I noticed that my webcam light was on. I closed skype and then classes all browsing or internet related applications but it was still on. I ...
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Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image - Take 2

I believe i have the same problem described in this question: Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image I have a Acer Aspire 5612WLMi with Lununtu 15.04 (Kernel 3.19.0-25-lowlatency), the relevant ...
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I cannot get my webcam to work on ubuntu 15.04

webcam type : GEMBIRD usb webcam webcam ID : 1908:2311 Program Used: cheese error message: libv4l2: error turning on stream: Input/output error (cheese:6118): cheese-WARNING **: Could not read from ...
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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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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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14.10 Image Viewer bug, click>drag pic leaves pointer changed

I just updated from 14.04 to 14.10 yesterday. Today I stumbled on a bug in Image Viewer. Tried to report as per https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/report-ubuntu-bug.html but after "Collecting ...
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Intigrated webcam not working ubuntu 15.04

i installed ubuntu 15.04 in my laptop but the webcam is not working. message displayed is 'no video device found'. already tried with 'fn+camera' but still not working.
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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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Allowing multiple programmes to access /dev/video0 simultaneously?

I've just recently noticed that video from my webcam does not always work in a programme, so long as something else is accessing it. Let's explain this with some usage examples: I'm running uTox (a ...
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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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Virtualbox not seeing any usb devices in the usb filters settings

I was following this question but found a problem. Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox I used guvcview to test the camera, it works. I installed the 12.04 virtualbox release from their ...
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Integrated webcam defined in VirtualBox but doesn't show on skype or with OpenCV

I run Ubuntu 14.10 guest on Windows 7 host VirtualBox. My Dell Integrated webcam is defined: However, when I try accessing the webcam from Python's OpenCV, I fail (see Python code and failure at ...
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Unable to install external webcam on ubuntu

I've a samsung laptop with an embedded camera, which works fine. However I've a better webcam that would like to use but all software I've used cannot detect it in ubuntu. with lsusb, i can see the ...
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How to create a virtual video device in ubuntu

I have a local server which just publish video to a address http://localhost:8080 I can get the video on any browser in the local network. Is there a way to create a virtual video device which will ...
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How to manually power-on the webcam?

I have a Clevo laptop with a built in webcam, on the keyboard there's a helpful Fn+F10 hotkey that seems to power the device on and off. I'd like to have some control over the webcam without needing ...
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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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Sony Vaio VGN FZ21E WebCam

Gang!!! I use a Sony Vaio Laptop Computer, model VGN-FZ21E, with Lubuntu (last upgraded version). My problem is about the internal WebCam (Motion Eye) and Microphone: Lubuntu doesn't recognize these ...
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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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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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Camera is not responding after closing the program with ctrl+c

I'm working on camera using opencv 2.4.10 and C++ with Ubuntu 14.04 , When I run a program using the camera and stop it with Ctrl + C, I can't get it run for a second time and it gives me the ...
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How to test if my laptop components is already working?

I previously test to run Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS from the disk to try if my hardwares will work. I've test the WiFi and the graphics card, the WiFi works but the graphics card nvdia geforce gt 720m is need ...
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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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Moving webcam over from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14 - permission denied

I am trying to move to ubuntu 14.04 from ubuntu 12.04, but I'm having some trouble with my webcam. Specifically, whenever I try to access /dev/video0, I get a permission denied. on Ubuntu 12.04, my ...
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Integrated webcam cannot be used in VirtualBox Guest XP

I have Windows XP installed in my VirtualBox. The integrated webcam is working fine in Ubuntu but Windows XP can't recognize it (can't find the webcam in device manager, and it doesn't ask for driver ...
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Zoom/pan/tilting webcam

I have a logitech camera and I need a way to zoom the image. I tried lots of options but none game me that option. Can someone help? I would be more confortable with CLI tools by the way.
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Check available webcams via command line

is there a terminal command that lists all the webcams connected to my computer, including the native one? Maybe using ffmpeg package?
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Built-in camera not working Ubuntu 12.04 + Lenovo Ideapad Y400

I have problems with my built-in camera, I've been looking at. It doesn't work with cheese nor any other programs and it worked fine with windows. The programs recognize the cam as Lenovo EasyCam but ...
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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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Integrated webcam problem on Ubuntu

I just try to get my integrated webcam into my virtual machine Ubuntu 14.04 with VMware workstation. But when I use cheese or everythings else I just have a black screen... So for the technicals ...
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Use webcam with PulseAudio while JACK is running?

I use JACK Audio Connection Kit with pulseaudio-module-jack so that all of my PulseAudio apps play sound through JACK. It works perfectly for 99% of my needs but I've found that JACK grabs my webcam ...
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Web Based Video Recording GUI

I've created a gstreamer pipeline code for capturing the screen and video of a webcam and putting both in sync into a single file. I'm looking for a web based "open source" UI to use (and ...
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Ubuntu webcam access core-dumps on VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu running as guest OS on VirtualBox. I want to do some programming in cv2 (openCV) involving the built-in webcam on my dell laptop, but when I try to run Cheese, I get: ...
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Enable default camera in Lenovo T410

I was using Lenovo T410 with Windows. Last week I wiped off Windows and installed Ubuntu 10.10 as my primary OS. Now, I am not sure how to install/enable the default camera in ubuntu. I searched ...