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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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Is the c930e Webcam- Logitech directly compatible with 14.04LTS at 1080p, H.264, & possibly UVC 1.5?

I saw this link and was told that Chris was doing a full review of Trusty Tahr to tens of thousands of geeks ... with the c930e Logitech webcam. Just wondered if anyone knew if it actually worked ? ...
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installing webcam driver on acer 5740 laptop

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit on my Acer 5740(laptop) i3 processor. My webcam is not working. Which driver is required to install so as to make my webcam work properly?
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Ubuntu 12 with logitech c525 webcam, and disabling auto exposure inside a virtual machine

This problem may be related to v4l2 ctl exposure-auto-setting fails which has not been answered and has remained opened since November. I am using the c525 with OpenCV, and for my application to work ...
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Webcam stopped working but appears in lsusb, works fine in windows

This has been bugging me for some time now... Laptop: Thinkpad T420 Ubuntu 12.04 Precise When I installed Precise, I could use my webcam without any issue (Cheese, Skype...) However, all of a sudden ...
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Why can't VLC see my webcam's microphone?

My goal is to stream my webcam over https. Any recommendations beyond webcam-server and cvlc are welcome. From VLC, I can say Media -> Open Capture Device and leave the video 4 linux 2 capture ...
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Skye videocall upside down

I'm have installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Asus k50fa and when I use the webcam on Skype the video is upside down and on cheese is working fine. The webcam is the one build in with the laptop Can ...
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Unable to use webcams

I have 3 webcams attached to my laptop for a c++/opencv project and my program crashed. Now it keeps giving warnings that "device or resource busy". I suspect this is a OS level error. Is there any ...
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ubuntu uvcvideo integrated camera disconnects

I have Acer V3-771g laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed and I have the following issue with the integrated webcam (it's uvcvideo): When I'm trying to enable camera via skype/google+/cheese I see ...
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Getting two USB devices to run on different buses

My objective is to get two webcams streaming simultaneously on my computer. Because of bandwidth limitations of the uvcvideo driver (or see bottom of UVC faq), I need the two webcams to be on ...
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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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Is there package I can install for using a webcam as a document scanner?

My scanner recently broke and I'm looking for a way to scan multi-page documents using my web camera. Ideally, I'd like some sort of program that would analyse/average multiple images from the webcam ...
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Digital sound out dissapears when connecting Creative Live! Cam Chat

I tried the cam and the digital out signal dissapears when connecting the cam. Everything is fine when i unplug it. I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bits, same problem. In sound settings outputs, ...
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How do I resume an interrupted video stream recording?

I'm trying to start a recording every evening, starting from 19:00 and stopping at 02:00. The webcam does export its stream as rtsp video stream and I am able to start the recording correctly with VLC ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 and FFMPEG webcam

Having a problem running ffmpeg to an ffserver in a brand new install of Xubuntu 12.10. I just installed Xubuntu 12.10 from scratch, then installed ffmpeg. I plugged in my webcam (mind you I have ...
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Logitech C270 webcam reading from wrong position

Have got my Logitech C270 webcam working out of the box for cheese, skype and it's working fine, sound as well. But when I go to a website stream it is looking for my camera here; file/dev/video0 the ...
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Can't capture video from usb-webcam with ffmpeg

i have a hama usb webcam which works fine with the fswebcam command to capture single frames but when i try to capture a video with ffmpeg i get an error: sudo ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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Flipped image on webcam CNF129

I'm using CNF129 Chicony webcam, which is built in to my ASUS K50IJ notebook, with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. Skype shows a flipped image. I've tried every solution on the web but none works. Any new ideas ...
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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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xubuntu does not recognize built in WebCamMacBook 2006

I installed xubuntu on my MacBook from 2006 and I cant get the webcam to work. I used cheese and it says device not found
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ASRock Z87 Extreme 3 Motherboard

I have assembled my own PC following the instructions in Linux Format Magazine 185. The motherboard is ASRock z87 Extreme 3. Everything works great...it was much easier than I expected. However, the ...
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SimpleCV: How can I get the resoultion of a Logitech cam?

Is there a way to alter the resolution of my Logitech usb cam (C930e) in SimpleCV? I seem to get the stream only in 640x480.
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Webcam not working on Sony vaio pro 13 on Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday i installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my brand new sony vaio pro 13, You can find the specifications here. Apparently no one had issues with the webcam before when using 13.10 or 13.04. So, as a new ...
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PGM picture request

I am doing a project on face recognition and for that I need PGM pictures. So can you please provide me with a link from where I can get a PGM camera for my webcam?Or at least how to get a PGM ...
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Creative VFO-260 webcam not working

Using 14.04 LTS, have an older web cam creative model vfo-260 but can't get it to work. when I do lsusb I get ID 041e:4052 Creative Technology, Ltd Live! Cam Vista IM The camera does not show up in ...
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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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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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Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time?

Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time? I would like to use it simultaneously under Skype and under guvcview, but it can't do that. Thanks!
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Why does my camera pick up sound but not video on Ubuntu 12.04? (32bit)

I have a Microsoft Lifecam NX-3000 that was working perfectly fine for skype yesterday and so far today skype won't even recognize that I have a camera plugged in.. I tried checking it in cheese too ...
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My webcam is not recording videos

My webcam is not recording videos with cheese. It is showing the following errors: - mani@mani-3000-N100:~$ cheese Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 14: out of memory ...
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Can I use my Panasonic VDR-D100 in Ubuntu?

Is it possible to use a Panasonic VDR-D100 with Ubuntu? I have googled around and saw nothing related about it. The camcorder is so old. I want to be able to capture video with c++ but taught it best ...
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libv4l2 error when using webcam with USB 3.0

I'm experiencing a problem when trying to use a webcam with my USB 3.0 ports. I have no problem using the USB 2.0 ports. I get the following error in guvcview or cheese: libv4l2: error turning on ...
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Webcam shows blank gray screen

I have a problem with webcam on Ubuntu 13.10 and ThinkPad T410s integrated camera. Webcam is detected, but video shows blank gray screen. I've preloaded v4l1compat.so before loading apps but it does ...
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ZC0301 webcam Driver problem with Ubuntu distributions after 11.10

I'm having problem with Webcam and fed up with this search in Google for answers. So I've connected webcam to my computer having Ubuntu 13.10, and i tried to run luvcview program to simply see the ...
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VAIO webcam r5u87x

I have issues with a Sony Vaio webcam.And yes I tried the whole r5u87x fix. Apparently the last step fails in a Error: Failed to find any supported webcams. Any help will be appreciated. ...
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Webcam not detected? Lenovo T430

I have an integrated webcam in my Lenovo T430, and it is apparently supported on Ubuntu 12.04. I don't see it listed when I run lsusb or lspci. Any other options I can try? It should be compatible ...
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Webcam stopped working after upgrade to 13.10

Webcam was working fine in 13.04 but not anymore. Cheese says: ** (cheese:16942): WARNING **: cheese-main.vala:256: Error: No device found Same problem in Camorama, so it's not a cheese bug. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Problem :( :(

Respect to all :) I am here new to Ubuntu and just installed the fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.04, 64-bit version on my Dell Inspiron N5110 (Core i7 with 4GB Memory) laptop along with Windows 7 on a ...
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How do I install drivers for webcams?

Currently when I plug in any USB webcam, the drivers does not load. My linux kernel version is 3.6.10. I tried the Ov51x modules as shown in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ov51x However the ...
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YawCam for ubuntu

I want to share video stream from my webcam. I use YawCam on my Win PC. Is there a similar program for Ubuntu?
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Cheese does not work sometimes

I'm using 12.04 64 bit and Cheese doesn't work sometimes. It just opens the main window and that's all; webcam isn't working. And the most important of all, this happens sometimes. How can I solve ...
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how do I get webcam to work on my lg x120 in lubuntu 13.04?

first time noob so dont be hard on me :) I recently installed Lubuntu 13.04 on an old LG x120 netbook, everything works fine except the webcam. tested it in skype, google hangouts and cheese. the ...
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ffserver troubleshooting. streaming video from ubuntu server

I have a raring ring-tail server, which I want to stream video from an attached USB webcam. I have followed this guide to install ffmpeg, ffserver, and numerous codecs. ...
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Webcam not detected in Google hangots

How can I get my Logitech C110 to work with Google Hangouts in 13.04 on my Toshiba laptop? Integrated webcam works. Logitech C110 does not turn on. Have cheese installed Logitech C110 tests fine, but ...
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External webcam for

I have a Toshiba laptop with built in web cam and a Logitech web cam for my big screen TV. On video calls the built in cam works. can I switch this feature to the external web cam. How can I get my ...
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Webcam isnt detected/working 12.04

I have a HP Pavilion laptop with a built in webcam which isn't being detected in Ubuntu 12.04. I have referred to this solution but I don't have a camera button on my keyboard as described in that ...
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Webcam not recognized in 13.04

Halp. I'm completely new to Ubuntu. Just made the switch from windows 7 (ugh) to the newest 13.04 It was a little bit of a learning curve, but now that I've got it down (for the most part). I'm ...
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Turn screen off when no motion in front of webcamera

Is it possible to automatic turn screen off when there is no motion detected in front of webcamera for X minutes ? Can i use sudo service motion start and xset dpms force on/off somehow ...
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Problems with opening 1.3M webcam

I was wondering why I cannot open my 1.3m webcam. When I want to open it, it will say that please close all other devices that are connected with the 1.3m webcam. When I want to install it, it will ...
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Acer Aspire One KAV60 Webcam

i'm having troubles to getting work the webcam of one netbook, the model is "Acer Aspire One" and in the bottom the model no. is KAV60. I install luvcview package like says in this guide but it's not ...