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Using Ubuntu < 14.04 Download and install Cheese using the following steps: Open a terminal window. Type in the following command: sudo apt-get install cheese If you use Ubuntu 14.04 cheese is installed by default(thanks for @kos note ) Run Cheese. Cheese should automatically detect your webcam and display live video stream. source and more ...


Add your user to the vboxusers group: $ sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers $(whoami) Logout from your desktop and login again. If you open a terminal you can check that the group appears at the end of your group list: $ groups jorge adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin vboxusers Now if you go to Settings -> USB and check the Enable USB Controller option you ...


I also had this issue ... closely look at your keyboard to see if you have a multifunction key with a webcam icon ... for my keyboard the F6 key multi function icon looks like a webcam ... so I hold down the Fn key (often its purple) and F6 key to toggle on/off ability to use the webcam ubuntu 14.04 and above comes by default with necessary drivers


Possible solution is to make a virtual camera that shows part of the image of the real camera. Kernel module Install: sudo apt-get install v4l2loopback-dkms To activate virtual camera device, insert the module into kernel: sudo modprobe v4l2loopback To deactivate: sudo modprobe -r v4l2loopback When module is active, it creates one more /dev/video ...

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