I'm a n00b, so please ELI5 answers.
I was using firefox hello and my cam was working fine, then it muted my video on its own. I closed it and tried to use google hangouts. Had to install the plugin. https://youtu.be/woSjqTVWzec
followed those directions to a t. Camera still not working. restarted computer now I have an error saying i probably have installed packages with unmet dependencies there is a white light next to the cam that is on constantly that I don't think I have seen before. I am not sure how to run pkg manager. MAYBE I did it right:
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libgtkglext1 libopencv-calib3d2.4v5 libopencv-contrib2.4v5 libopencv-core2.4v5 libopencv-features2d2.4v5 libopencv-flann2.4v5 libopencv-highgui2.4v5 libopencv-imgproc2.4v5 libopencv-legacy2.4v5 libopencv-ml2.4v5 libopencv-objdetect2.4v5 libopencv-video2.4v5 libswscale-ffmpeg3 libtbb2 Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
I have a dell studio 1537, using firefox browser( maybe hangouts works best with chrome? but chrome doesnt work well on here) idk how to see what version of ubuntu I am running, but I just updated it a couple of days ago. These problems are not from the update because the camera has worked since.
I clicked on the error button and chose "show updates" it said software manager closed unexpectedly. I hit leave closed and I got this:
E:Malformed line 52 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)
...and it popped up again. I think i saw this in the terminal when I tried to install the plugin the first time.
..i can't find where i got the commands from though for that one. But the camera wasn't working before all that. It had the word canonical in it.
I turned it completely off and on again. Now the white light is gone
here are lines 51-53
oops. I can't post them
I fixed it myself. Camera works and no more error.
Opened up the src code and added a "#" in front of line 52. Rebooted. All good.