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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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Xorg repeatedly tried to add built-in webcam as keyboard

First time poster here. I'm having a problem with xorg and my laptop Dell Inspiron 15 7537 running Ubuntu 15.10. I'm not configuring the nvidia GT750M in my system so no nvidia stuff at all in my ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox: YouTube works, EarthCam.com doesn't

Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox Youtube - perfect, everything goes well. EarthCam.com - doesn't work. It seems like stop downloading page at the moment of start downloading flash. Some other pages with flashes ...
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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 not working at Asus Eeee PC 1001PX

Xubuntu 16.04 i386 Not in Skype or Cheese, screen with additional drivers show nothing for webcam. When at this netbook was Windows - webcam worked.
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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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Take a picture from terminal

I want to be able to take a picture using the webcam from the terminal. This image then will be saved to a file. How can this be done?
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Cheese webcam app doesn't see webcam in 64-bit ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

When I run the Cheese app it shows nothing (see below) instead of picture from my webcam. However guvcview (a webcam viewer app) recognizes my webcam and I see the picture from it.
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Crystal eye Webcam not recognized after installing V4L-DVB [closed]

My Acer Aspire 4736 was working but not giving the desired resolution (1280 x 1024). Since the resolution being provided (640 x 480) was not good enough I tried to find the cause of that ...
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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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device not found 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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Ubuntu 14.04 Thinkpad T440s Integrated webcam not detected

I am hoping someone can help me in figuring out how to get my integrated webcam to work, it's really frustrating, if I haven't included information that would be helpful for debugging this, please, ...
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Terminal/System Application way to list/detect webcam

How can I check if I have a webcam using either terminal or an existing application in Ubuntu? I am running Ubuntu through Virtual Box. My host has a webcam but Ubuntu cannot access/find it. So I ...
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iSight camera doesn't work in uBuntu 16.04

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on my Macbook Pro retina late 2014. My mac also runs Mac OS X 10.11 but Ubuntu is primary OS. iSight camera doesn't work in ubuntu which caused me frustrated. I tried with ...
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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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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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ubuntu 16.04 doesn't recognize internal webcam in alienware m14x r2

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Alienware M14x R2 and ran Cheese or Skype to test the internal webcam but it doesn't show anything. On cheese it displays "There was an error playing video ...
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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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Ubuntu alternative to mac osx “Webcams” dashboard widget?

While I was running OSX I enjoyed the "Webcams" dashboard widget. https://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/webcams/webcams.html It consolidates a number of webcam images from Internet webcams into ...
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Improving Resolution With Logitech C920 Webcam While Using Cheese

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. While using Cheese, I can only get my webcam (Logitech C920) to function with Cheese while the resolution is set to 640x480. At any other setting, I get an error message and ...
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How to install Kazam 1.5.3

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 ...
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Webcam listed in lsusb, detectied in cheese but not in eclipse

First, any advice would be greatly appreciated I use Logitech c170 on ubuntu 14.04 It is listed in lsusb and detected in cheese. It is detected in cheese but it displays half of the image and half ...
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Webcam won't capture video. Listed in lsusb & key is found in /proc/bus/input/devices/ but the device is not found in /sys/kernel/debug/usb/devices

Not a resolution or permissions issue either. I'm not sure about the sigififance of it being listed under lsusb and /proc/.../devices but not /sys/kernel/debug/usb/devices. For example, cheese won't ...
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Webcam not working in Kubuntu 15.04, but is listed in lsusb

I am on a desktop machine that runs dual boot Win10/Kubuntu 15.10 and I have a Logitech C310 Webcam. The problem is that while the webcam works fine in Windows, it currently does not work in my ...
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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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Why does my webcam mess up like this?

Most of the time (but not always) when I am in a video call, the video has two sorts of overlay images, like in the examples below (cropped from original whole program window). One overlay is a ...
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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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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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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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where can i find webcam SC-10HDD12636P driver for samsung laptop

Hi i have samsung laptop with micro media web cam SC-10HDD12636P i looked every where for driver but but no hope also i tried to click on VM >> removable devices >> micro media web cam ...
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How to make my camera on my MAC work in virtual box [duplicate]

I have a built in webcam on my Macbook Pro. I have a virtual box running Windows and also another running ubuntu on it. How can I get my built in camera to work in my Windows or Ubuntu VM? No, it is ...
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Ubuntu Webcam does not work on Google Hangouts or Skype

I installed my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows system. It's a ThinkPad E555 laptop. I just tried to use Skype and Google Hangouts today but could not get my built-in webcam to work. I would like ...
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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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Simple question about my webcam data

Can i get access to my webcam data? Like a real digital recording system? if this was already answered just tell me nicely, i'm newbie!
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Hardware Accelerated video encoding with Motion

In the thread How can I access the H264 stream from my IP-camera with “Motion”? one advice given by MrDave was "to trigger an external recording application to record the main H264 stream in the ...
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Is there any REAL Skype alternative where I can add my Skype friends (without asking them to join to a new app)?

I have installed Skype but, despite the recent updates, it still seems to have bugs. Anyway, I am looking for an alternative for it, and I saw from internet that there are plenty of Open Source ...
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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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Cheese “Error playing video” problem

Cheese isn't working for me in Ubuntu 14.04. When I open it, no picture is displayed, instead I get the following screen: .
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How to install a Logitech c310 webcam?

I bought a new Logitech C310 webcam. I don't know how to install it on Ubuntu. I am trying to install this software through the terminal window. wine /media/LWS_2_0/Setup.exe but its showing as ...
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How do I use Microsoft LiveChat LX-3000?

Work gave me a LifeChat LX-3000 headset. I plugged it in, and now Mixer shows it in a bunch of options. But it doesn't matter which one I select, I can't get sound to go out to the device, not even ...
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Legacy Webcam + Ubuntu 14.04

Recently I migrated my desktop computer from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. I can't make it recognize WebCam (Creative PD1001). There's no stock driver, I but found this sourceforge project which supports my ...
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Ubuntu does not detect any usb port, wifi, ethernet or webcam

I have dual booted ubuntu with windows 10. When I first time booted ubuntu everything was working fine.I installed a few packages using dpkg and then I booted up Windows and then again ubuntu. At that ...
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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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Monitor Ubuntu web camera on Android

I want to monitor web camera on Ubuntu to my android. What application can I use? I like iCam but it works ony on windows. Thanks in advance!
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Firefox getusermedia not working

Firefox 45 is having trouble using an HTML5 webcam on my Ubuntu server installation (and it has indeed worked on my regular Ubuntu desktop install as well as Windows if that matters). I'm not sure ...
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My speaker from camera don't work on skype?

I have download skype on Ubuntu Software Centar and my speaker won't work here a screen shot.Camera works. ...
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webcam not detected in Ubuntu 14.04.4

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.4 x64 in my Lenvo G50-70 laptop. The webcam is not detected by any applications. I tried Cheese, Skype etc, but all showed error saying "No device found". Please help. Here is ...
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how do I turn off webcam brightness auto-adjust?

My Logitech webcamera adjusts brightness automatically and I don't like it. I wonder how I could turn this feature off from ubuntu. I downloaded v4l2ucp that seems to be a program to do just that, but ...