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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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Black screen when playing a movie in VLC player, just the sound is enabled

When I move the VLC player window, I can see the video but when I stop moving it, then it gets back to black. This happens not only in VLC but with my webcam too, when I use camorama webcam.
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How can I create a virtual camera/webcam device for a Qemu/KVM guest OS?

I host an Android_x86 VM in Qemu/KVM with the help of virt-manager on Ubuntu 16.04. My host notebook has a webcam and I would like to either directly pass it through to my KVM guest. It's internally ...
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external webcam stopped working 14.04

It worked just fine and suddenly no video on Skype, black screen on cheese, etc. $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:0825 Logitech, Inc. Webcam C270 When I run lsmod I have this result >$ lsmod ...
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Camera not recognized by Ubuntu 16.04

I have a lenovo X201 with dual boot. I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 the webcam does not work in this partition (in Win environment this is fine). In cheese the given error is "Device not found". In ...
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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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Built in webcam not working in chrome (ubuntu 14.04)

I have an external webcam which works fine. When unplugged, the built in webcam doesn't work in chrome: hangouts, gotomeeting, etc. It is recognized but it displays a black screen. It does work in ...
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How to make v4l2ucp's “Exposure, Auto Priority” persistent on reboot?

My laptop's webcam has the common too dark issue, and what fixes it is using v4l2ucp and activating "Exposure, Auto Priority". The problem is, the setting reverts after every reboot. Any way to make ...
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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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Webcam stream upside-down in Chromium, fine in Cheese [Ubuntu 14.10]

Title says it all. While video chatting in Chromium, the webcam stream is upside-down. However, it is correctly oriented when viewed in Cheese. The laptop in question is an Asus X52J, running Ubuntu ...
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16.04 - lightdm - run command every login attempt and every account unlock

I need to make a picture with webcam at every login attempt. So i wrote a bash script, placed it in the /usr/local/bin/photo.sh But here is the question - I don't know how to run this script at every ...
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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 046d:...
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Cheese says “There was an error playing video from the webcam” [duplicate]

In recent versions of Ubuntu and in some computers, Cheese keeps saying: There was an error playing video from the webcam A bug was reported in Launchpad, which has not been solved. The ...
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Built it camera problem

I hope someone can help me I have an Hp pavilion g7 1101-sa with Ubuntu 16.04, I have been doing lots of research trying to get my built in camera to work but it looks like Ubuntu doesn't want to ...
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How to fix inverted laptop webcam video

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 on an ASUS N61JQ laptop. When I use video call from viber or facebook (through chrome) my webcam feeds an inverted image. I am wondering how to fix it. Because two separate ...
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Webcam pc camera mini packing

In the version of Ubuntu 16.04LTS , this webcam stopped being recognized. I think the previous LTS releases the drive was video4linux ( V4L2 ) . By Synaptic , I saw that you have a package " webcam" ...
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Webcam broadcasts upside down

When I try to facebook video chat my image is broadcast upside down. Asus U81A-RX05 laptop with trusty tahr. It displays correctly in cheese. I tried getting libv4* but I can't find any of them in the ...
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How to use my android phone as a webcam, microphone and a speaker when video calling on skype?

I have Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS on my laptop. Its audio port and webcam are not working(damaged). I can't use Skype on my phone for video calling since since Skype can't use proxy settings on unrooted ...
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web cam drive hp probook 6555b

novice to linux need help ref- webcam drive computer hp probook 6555b old machine-use software name cheese fault reads: no device found. I give laptops to the refuges coming to norway so the webcam ...
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Cheese won't start

I can't start Cheese Webcam Booth. It starts loading and there is a brief moment when the window shows up but then it disappears, like it shuts itself down and it's not in system monitor. My webcam ...
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OBS on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS — OBS doesn't find webcam

I've installed OBS Studio on my 14.04 box on a Lenova Yoga. My audio inputs and my screen inputs work great. But when I select Video Capture Device (V4L2), there are no input devices available to add ...
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Run PS2 eyetoy camera on ubuntu 14.04

What do I need to do to connect a Sony PS2 eyetoy camera to a Dell laptop (Ubuntu 14.04) or a Pandaboard (Ubuntu 12.04)?
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Ubuntu touch: webcams in firefox? Aquaris M10

I have an Aquaris M10 with Ubuntu Touch fresh-out-of-the-box (kind of) here, and I can't get any page with a webcam to show in firefox. Try out http://webqr.com to see. webqr reports an issue saying ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect webcam

Cheese just doesn't detect the webcam .. nor other software. This is an MSI GT70 2PC. I cannot even find someone having the problem. The webcam even works fine on windows 8.1 . I also tried adding ...
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Unable to make Skype videocall in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have Lenovo Ideapad-Z560 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit), iBall external cam USB 2.0. Skype 4.3 I am unable to make video call in Skype. When I go to Skype-->Options-->Video Devices, it ...
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How to Run Pam Face Authentication

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. I went to the following URL to download the software Pam Face Authentication and downloaded the version for natty narhwall. I installed the software using the following ...
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Cheese does not recognize Internal webcam in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Cheese does not recognize internal webcam in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Tried Cheese in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it works flawlessly. Tried executing cheese in the terminal and it displays this error: libv4l2: ...
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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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How do I get my LifeCam VX-7000 working on Ubuntu 13.10?

My kernel version: 3.11.0-14-generic Kernel Log: kernel: [ 221.693346] usb 2-6: USB disconnect, device number 3 kernel: [ 224.952130] usb 2-6: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci ...
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WebCam image is Fuzzy

I use a Samsung R519 Laptop with an integrated webcam (Webcam SCB-0320N). The image from the WebCam is fuzzy. How can I control the Webcam settings? . Version of Ubuntu Installed Version 16.04 LTS (...
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Use webcam to sense lighting condition and adjust screen brightness

Is there a way to have my webcam sense lighting conditions and adjust screen brightness accordingly?
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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 to install Kazam 1.5.3 on 16.04?

Months ago, I used to install Kazam 1.5.3 using these commands : $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kazam-team/unstable-series $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install kazam python3-cairo python3-xlib ...
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Can I use C170 Logitech Webcam in Ubuntu 14.04

Please help me to know how to install C170 Logitech Webcam in Ubuntu 14.04.
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Slideshow of Image Folder whose files increase

I am trying to stream video from my webcam to a series of images, process these images through a bash script that uses convert (imagemagick) and then output them to a folder. I have been successful ...
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How do I make firefox hello recognize my usb webcam?

I have a labtec usb webcam. It works well with cheese. It doesn't work with firefox hello. lsusb output Bus 002 Device 004: ID 093a:2626 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
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Compiling Cheese from source, fails to compile

I am trying to install cheese from source, and Im not interested in finding a package, because I have source code changes I should like to apply, if I can get it to compile. I have libtool automake, ...
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How to use windows phone as a webcam in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to use windows phone rear camera as a webcam for my opencv app in Ubuntu. Is their any app or method?
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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 8087:...
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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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Logitech C720 Webcam microphone not working

I have a Logitech C720 Webcam with an integrated microphone. The webcam works perfectly, however the microphone does not. lsusb obviously detects the device, because the webcam works, and the device ...
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How to detect if my video camera enabled?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on HP Pavilion dvi6 and also I have built in video camera. It was working but I disabled it somehow, because it wasn't necessary. Now I want to enable it. But I can't ...
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How do I get a TeckNet New Webcam Camera to work?

I recently bought this webcam. I stupidly assumed Ubuntu would automatically recognize it as it has done with everything else so far, can anyone help me to get it to work? At the moment, when I plug ...
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Is there a way to make video the default in cheese?

I am trying to make it easier for my kid to make videos, she can never remember to set the recording mode to video, so I would like to make it the default. I have looked at the options in dconf-editor ...
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Integrated web camera stops working when I slightly move the laptop

When I am working with applications that use web camera (cheese, skype) It works fine. But if I slightly move the screen of my laptop It stops showing. After application restart web cam is working ...
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device not found for webcam on Thinkpad E450 (ubuntu 16.04)

I am not able to make video call after installing ubuntu 16.04 on new thinkpad E450 LAPTOP. I am not sure what am i missing ? Any suggestion would be appreciated.
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Cheese showing 'no device found' Thinkpad e450

I have recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad e450 and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. Everything works fine but the integrated webcam. Cheese shows no device found. Kindly help. Cheese screenshot: lsusb ...
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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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How to block input to webcam?

When I was running Windows 7 on my Lenovo machine there was a pre-installed Lenovo utility which would make it so that anyone trying to see what my webcam sees would instead see a still image of a ...