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 python3-xlib

Them main reason I want Kazam 1.5.3 exactly is because it comes with a webcam option.

But now, when I execute the previous commands, it only installs the previous version (Kazam 1.4), which doesn't come with a webcam option.

Is there a way to get the latest version?



Kazam is available in the official Ubuntu repositories, but it's an old version (1.4) and ppa:kazam-team/unstable-series has not been updated for 16.04 (and does not include debian patches).

I'll ping one of the maintainer in #kazam on freenode but in the meantime you can install Kazam 1.5.3 from my own ppa (it provides the debian packages up to 19.04):

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:sylvain-pineau/kazam
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kazam 

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    webcam is just black :( – Felipe Jun 29 '16 at 15:17
  • Thanks @sylvain for your answer. I'm on Ubuntu 16.10 LTS and these commands do not work for me. Any thoughts. Thanks – MYaseen208 Oct 19 '16 at 7:03
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    @MYaseen208 I've updated the ppa, the new packages are available for Y and Z. – Sylvain Pineau Oct 19 '16 at 7:57
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    Thanks @SylvainPineau for your help. Now it works like a charm. Thanks again. – MYaseen208 Oct 19 '16 at 8:22
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    webcam is black for me as well. @FelipeMicaroniLalli did u solve this? – Adam Goldman Aug 18 '17 at 5:07

cd to /etc/apt/sources.d/ open up the kazam.list file and make sure you change repo to devel.

/etc/apt/sources.list.d# ls
kazam-team-ubuntu-unstable-series-xenial.list  kazam-team-ubuntu-unstable-   series-xenial.list.save

/etc/apt/sources.list.d# cat kazam-team-ubuntu-unstable-series-xenial.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kazam-team/unstable-series/ubuntu devel main

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