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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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3.19.3 kernel driver for 174f:14b2 (syntek)

I am not able to find driver for my integrated webcam - please advise if anyone faced similar issue and was able to resolve it. Details: lsusb sees the device as 174f:14b2 Syntek PS.: stkwebcam ...
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Drivers / setup for Macbook Pro 11,3 webcam and Ubuntu 14.10?

I've not been able to find any documentation on whether or not I should expect to be able to make the webcam work on my Macbook Pro 11,3 with Ubuntu 14.10. Would appreciate guidance.
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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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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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Cheese and GTK UVC Video Viewer not detecting external webcam

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit. External iBall webcam usb 2.0. Lenovo Z560 Laptop. My problem is, Cheese and GTK UVC Video viewer do not detect my external webcam. It just shows a black screen. The solutions ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Integrated Webcam not found with lsusb but it shows up in usb-devices?

This is an Alienware Area-51 m15x laptop, pre-2009 so not a Dell product. The integrated webcam worked under Ubuntu 10.x and I actually had it working briefly and could see my face in guvcview after ...
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Integrated webcam not being detected

I am having a problem with my laptops integrated cam. Its a brand new laptop and the cam worked in windows 8. But I dont do windows. So I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and the cam DID work... but I then went ...
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cheese burst weird errors

When taking pictures in 'burst' mode with cheese I get errors such as these: (cheese:7899): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 348 was not found when attempting to remove it (cheese:7899): GLib-CRITICAL ...
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My webcam is not working

I can't turn on my camera on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS because no device found, I tríed to use Cheese, but it still doesn't work! How can I fix it?
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Is it possible to apply cheese effects to any application that uses webcam?

I want to record some live videos using Hangouts on Air, or have some fun on my Skype video calls, and I wanted to know if it is possible to apply Cheese's webcam effects to any application that tries ...
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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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Problems with Logitech HD Webcam C270

I am writing you concerning the webcam mentioned in subject above. I bought this webcam and tried to make it work with skype on a Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit system. Unfortunately there is a problem. When ...
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Laptop Asus Integrated Webcam is disabled

I've searched around google for this problem, but all solutions weren't successful on my pc. So the situation is this: :~$ lsusb Protocol spec without prior Class and Subclass spec at line 17509 ...
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Logitech webcam software

Anyone know is it possible to get the Logitech webcam software working on Ubuntu .. I'm using motion at the moment but the playback seems a little fast for the video files. i wanted to give the ...
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How to adjust Skype webcam resolution

I have finally gotten my webcam (philips spc 300nc) working in Skype, and i thought i was all set. But the resolution is to low (176x144) so it zoomz in on the side of my face. I downloaded guvcview ...
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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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Webcam ubuntu 14.04

I have a Notebook Thinkpad L450 and I don't know why the Webcam dose not work. It semms that Ubuntu 14.04 does not support it. What can I do? What do you mean with "be specific when you have a ...
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inconsistent recorded audio volume (Lubuntu 14.10 on Lenovo Ideapad G50-45)

I'm a Linux novice, I have a Lubuntu 14.10 installation on a newly bought Lenovo Ideapad G50-45. I managed to install everything myself on a computer that only had DOS, using lots of help from the ...
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Cheese works on Xfce session, but not on Ubuntu

Trying to use cheese, on my main ubuntu 14.04 LTS I get an error message, and screen is black. "There was an error playing video from the webcam" Similar to this question - UBUNTU 14.04 cheese booth ...
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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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How to use PrimeSense Sensor on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a PrimeSense Sensor RD1.082 that I am trying to get working on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, but with no such luck. Are there any drivers available for this device? Has anyone else managed to get ...
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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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Webcam issues on Lenovo Ideapad Y510 (Ubuntu 14.04)

Skype an Google Hangouts seem to be unable to use my build-in webcam on IdeaPad Y510. In Skype it just does not show me the option to start video conversation. But when I am going to Skype -> Options ...
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Webcam not working and detected in 12.04, but on 11.10 was working

I had been using Ubuntu 11.10 with all the bells and whistles, every thing fine. I download and install the newest version of Ubuntu (12.04) and the webcam doesn't work. I tried installing cheese, but ...
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Integrated webcam is not detected after every restart in 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu14.04 in Lenovo Thinkpad E520 and after every time I restart my system, integrated webcam is not detected. Cheese webcam booth is installed and it displays No device found message at ...
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Taking video and snapshots simultaneously using a webcam

I'm trying to do something fairly specific and I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for ways to do it. I'm working on a program and for it I need an application to do the following ...
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Webcam's Image Upside Down and with Zoom

I'm trying do my notebook's webcam works on Skype 4.1, but I am not having success. The problem is that the webcam's image appears upside down and with zoom. This problem don't happen on Skype ...
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Where's the settings/preferences in Cheese photo booth?

My built in camera doesn't work well, it's damage and have crappy and blurry result, so I use a Logitech webcam. Since I can switch the cams in Skype, I think the same option should be there for ...
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Access webcam on server

I have a couple of webcams connected to my Ubuntu 14.04 server by USB. Now I would like to access them from my client (Linux, Mac, Windows). What would be the best way to do that? Are there any ...
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Can't enable integrated webcam with function keys or via BIOS

I'm on 14.04 and I can't activate the integrated webcam on my Medion Akoya P6630 laptop. Usually, this is done with Fn+F9, but this does not work. Other function key combinations (Sleep, Brightness, ...
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FFmpeg rc buffer underflow

I have a problem with running ffmpeg+ffserver on my old laptop which has 1.7 Pentium 4 Single Core CPU. FFmpeg causing high CPU usage up-to 100% while running it produces "rc buffer underflow" error ...
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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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desynchronized audio with video after recording a webcam (With avconv 11-6:11-1 )

Giving the following function, I recorded a Logitech C525 webcam stream with sound and that gives me an unsynchronized video with sound. It progressively delay till 15 seconds on 1h30... I have now ...
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Thinkpad edge e535 Ubuntu 12.04 issues

I have a lenovo thinkpad edge e535 AMD A8 laptop. I purchased it a couple of years ago with Windows 7 preinstalled. Before a couple of months, I decided to install Ubuntu on this laptop for several ...
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How to fix “camera is busy or broken” bug in google chrome/chromium?

I have a laptop with ubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm unable to use my build in camera in google chrome or chromium. Camera works in cheese or skype without any issues. I just can't use websites like omegle or ...
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How to set webcam video as desktop background?

I use a webcam to monitor inbound traffic, etc. for my office and would like to be able to set my desktop background to be a live feed from my webcam on my secondary or both monitors. How would one ...
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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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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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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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Skype not detecting webcam and microphone, while Audacity does

I have a Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro (Quickcam Pro 9000) and Skype doesn't detect it. When I start pavucontrol, the only place I can find the microphone is in "Configuration", where it is listed as: ...
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Can't enable laptop webcam and bluetooth with fn keys

I already researched a bit and tried some solutions like editing /etc/grub/default with: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=" And: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=Linux" But ...
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See processes which use device

I have this (hopefully) irrational fear someone might hijack my webcam, especially since some of my colleagues started to put some tape around theirs. For some reason I am sometimes not able to ...
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Webcam detected but not showing up

I'm using Acer 4530 with Suyin webcam. The webcam can be detected but not showing anything. Before I start anything, I ran lsof /dev/video0 to make sure nothing is using the camera, and I started ...
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Gstream video stream error

I'm trying to stream webcam video from one computer to another with low or zero latency. I used the following command. Sender: gst-launch-1.0 v4l2src ! video/x-raw,width=640,height=480 ! x264enc ! ...
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Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 in kdenlive crashes after 1 second

In Kubuntu 14.10 in kdenlive, when recording from a Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, recording works for 1 second, then freezes. When stopping recording, kdenlive reports the video as "invalid", and the ...
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How to get the port of my webcam?

I have an integrated webcam on my laptop and I need to see the video stream outside my LAN. So how can I get the port of my integrated webcam ?
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Logitech Webcam C270 sound to start slow

I have a Logitech C270 webcam on Ubuntu 14.04 for use with Skype (4.3.0.37). The webcam video works flawlessly, but sound always needs about 5 minutes and/or a couple of other things to work. What I ...
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How can my audio input always be the webcam microphone?

Each time I want to use Skype, I have to go in the sound preferences. And there, turn the audio-in to "webcam" and uncheck the "mute" button. It's quite annoying. Is there a way to always keep the ...
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How to enable WebCam in a browser?

My built-in WebCam on a Compaq 615 works in Skype and cheese, but doesn't work using a browser in chats like omegle. I can't enable it. Clicking on the flash player option doesn't do anything. How ...