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Macbook iSight not working

I've tried to get my iSight camera working but for some reason don't know what's wrong. I've followed the instructions on both: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleiSight and ...
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Camdesk doesn't work

I'm trying to use camdesk following this OMG article, but camdesk isn't working and not sending any error messages. I open it in terminal using: ./camdesk.py A white square appears in the middle ...
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How to change the default webcam? Changing dfaults in Multimedia selctor not working

I have Logitech c920 set up. With help from an experienced AskUbuntu user, I installed GUVCview, Video4 linux control panel, and QT V4L2 utility tester on here. I am able to change from my Toshiba's ...
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Camera upside down in Skype 4.2 nothing works [Ubuntu 12.01] [Skype 4.2] [Asus F3Sa]

I spend hours trying to fix this but nothing worked. I gave it a new shot today but failed. My camera works perfectly fine if I test it in system settings -> Hardware. The problem is skype. First I ...
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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 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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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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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 doesn't record video from my webcam

Cheese doesn't record video from my webcam... the picture freezes when I press the 'Record a Video' button. If I stop the records, then try and click the record button again it crashes the ...
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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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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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HP dv9000 with just a few issues

I have an HP pavillion dv9000 series with 2x64 bit processors, nvidia drivers, but while all of those things are running fine... I could use a little help getting webcam, & cd drive recognized ...
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Motion 3.2.12 with a Logitech Orbit Sphere Camera - Does not track?

I have installed motion and am successfully using it to display a video stream. The problem I have here is using the Tracking features within Motion. I keep getting ioctrl error messages when I send ...
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Integrated webcam in lenovo t410 not working with 12.04

I have a Lenovo T410 with an inbuilt webcam and I haven't been able to get the webcam working. I tried skype, cheese, both just give me a black window. The microphone works fine with skype, by the ...
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webcam not working on lenovo x230

I've got Ubuntu 12.04 running on my lenovo X230. I can't get the integrated webcam working with Google Talk plugin or with Cheese.
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.04 on Lenovo G580 > built-in (web)cam not recognized

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo G580. Now I noticed that the built-in (web)cam is not being recognized. Does anybody know how to fix this and get the webcam running? Any help is appreciated! ...
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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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SKYPE 4.1 Ubuntu 12.04 - 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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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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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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How can I install Manycam or a Manycam equivalent in Ubuntu 10.04?

I am wondering if there is an Ubuntu equivalent to the Manycam program or if there is some way I can get Manycam to run in Ubuntu. Ideally, does this program have the same features as Manycam? Can ...
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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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How to manage connection lost with avconv

what I am trying to do is record the stream of an IP cam using avconv. It works great, but I need the recording to finish in the event that the connection to the camera was lost, either because the ...
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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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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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Inbuilt Webcam not detected lenovo ideapad s 10 3c

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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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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How can i make NGS TX-SIGHT work in ubuntu 13.10?

I have the Ngs TX-Sight webcam for a long time and knowing ubuntu has a huge database for drivers I wonder if it will have the right driver for this, if not, how to make it work? if not, nevermind ...
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Unable to access camera with adobe flash, in Chromium. Ubuntu 12.10

So when trying to goto a video chat site my webcam will not work properly. when I go to the adobe website to change my settings it wont let me enable the camera. Any Ideas
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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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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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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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Does Sony/Logitech Eyetoy work under Ubuntu 13.10?

Sony Eyetoy webcam + mic (made by Logitech) used to work with Ubuntu 12.04. Is this still true with 13.10 ? When I connect it to my pc lsusb sees it only as an audio device but where is the video ...
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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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Is there a software alternative in Ubuntu for iSpy in windows (multiple Web cam recording software[DVR] )?

I use iSpy in windows for recording multiple webcams and from multiple audio sources i.e, using the PC as a DVR. Is there a software for Ubuntu that can do that? I need advanced features like motion ...
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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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Ubuntu Saucy Salamander 13.10 Webcam Not Working

I have been using Ubuntu here and there and sometimes switching back to Windows and coming back using Ubuntu. I was wondering, why is it that I can't use my webcam? I'm using a Samsung RV511 and my ...
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ubuntu 13.10 flash webcam blank white

I have a flash plugin webcam application, I tried this link: Webcam doesn't work in browser...? The camera works by showing the LED on, but in my webpage, It only leave a blank white, I tried to ...
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Camera Monitor keeps triggering

Just installed Firefox into WINE and now webcam-monitor keeps saying something is accessing my webcam. What's going on?
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How to turn on the integrated webcam?

How do I turn on the integrated web-cam on Dell Vostro I have Ubuntu 10.10
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Recording video with audio from webcam?

I've tried cheese and wxCam and both of those record the video fine, but there is no audio in the videos. How can i record a video from my webcam with audio as well?
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How do I build and install the gspca webcam driver?

I tried to install gspca to run Orite webcam on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, but I failed. It lost a lot of headers, here are my instructions but failed. wget ...
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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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Disabled my built in laptop camera, but it re-enables after reboot

I'm on 12.04LTS. I have an external USB HD cam that I run as default (preferably). To do this, after every reboot I have to run sudo su -c 'echo "0" > ...
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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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My webcam not working on ubuntu 3.10

My laptop camera is not working in Ubuntu 13.10. Like if I go to http://webcamtoy.com/, it says no webcam found.