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Another nice alternative to cheese: GTK UCV Video Viewer Install it using sudo apt-get install guvcview


May I assume you wish to be able to take a still photo with your webcam? If so, I recommend cheese. It is available in the Ubuntu repositories: sudo apt-get install cheese After you start it, there is an option to take a photo, photos in a burst or videos.


As your goal is to take pictures of your desk, I'd suggest to install cheese Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and type: sudo apt-get install cheese Then start it with just cheese from the same terminal or from the Dash:


Finally, it was fixed / fixed itself in 14.04. I can now copy files from my camera again. It would be interesting to know what was wrong, why we couldn't patch it, otherwise it could happer again.

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