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Cheese is a cheesy program to take pictures and videos from your web cam.

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Webcam not working on HP Truvision HD

I am using an HP 15-ac650tu. Any app/google meet says can't detect any webcam . Here is the error on calling cheese or sudo cheese. Both of the commands throw the same error on the terminal and the ...
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External Webcam doesn't work on Cheese but works on other apps

I am using an external webcam on a Surface Pro 5 and it works fine with Zoom and video via Chrome. The internal webcam doesn't work. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and am using the linux surface kernel. ...
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I am unable to access my inbuilt webcam. Everytime I turn it on it shows no device detected

Initially I had windows 10 there also the camera was not being detected.But here also same thing is happening $ cheese Message: 12:39:34.374: cheese-application.vala:214: Error during camera setup: No ...
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Webcam builtin cannot be detected by Cheese after upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

(cheese:4639): Clutter-WARNING **: 20:32:22.233: Whoever translated default:LTR did so wrongly. ** Message: 20:32:23.402: cheese-application.vala:214: Error during camera setup: Nenhum dispositivo ...
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Extremely low framerate (5 FPS) for high resolution webcam Aukey PC-W1

Frame rate is only 5FPS@1920X1080 for Aukey PC-W1 although the webcam is capable of 30fps at that resolution. product page http://test.aukey.com/products/1080p-webcam-pc-w1 In some programs like VLC ...
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How to make an inbuilt webcam work

This question arises in a lot of variants and so I got a lot of hints how I could solve my issue - but until now nothing really worked for me. At first I tried to use cheese as supposed in various ...
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Webcam not properly working in Ubuntu 20.04

Since a couple days ago, I don't know why but my webcam is not working properly(it's not an hardware issue, works fine in windows). Whenever I open Cheese it says No Device Found or An Error Occured, ...
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InBuilt Web Cam not working in HP Laptop. As I open cheese it shows complete black screen. Ubuntu 20.04

My HP Pavilion laptop has Ubuntu 18 version and I once tried to disable InBuilt webcam just for security reasons. But now it wasn't working and I reinstalled newer version of Ubuntu 20. But even after ...
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Cannot configure webcam for Cheese

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on a 64 bit Intel-based machine. I have a PCI video grabber card installed and working. I also have a USB webcam which works fine under VLC and I can see the cam details with ...
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ubuntu 18 don't recognize my webcam

I have C922 Pro Stream Webcam and my Ubuntu 18.04 PC gets crazy with it- sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, and in the last month it doesn't work at all. I have tried to change a USB port, and ...
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Webcam in Ubuntu 20.04 works partly

My webcam works in some applications and does not work in another. For example, it works in skype and guvcview but does not work in cheese (cheese was reinstalled, no effect). >lsusb Bus 001 Device ...
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Webcam not working in 20.04

I am using a pretty old laptop and installed Ubuntu 20.04 The only problem that I had is the Webcam that is detected in Skype/Cheese as "Webcam SCD1100" but just can show a black screen. I'...
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Question regarding the Cheese App on Ubuntu

I recently was taking pictures using the Cheese app on my Ubuntu machine. I noticed that it randomly started taking pictures -- I did not click on the record or capture button. Why did it do this? Is ...
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How to change cheese's countdown timer

How can I change the countdown time for photos in the Cheese Webcam Booth? Right now, it is 3. I'd like to set it to 6 or 10, but I cannot figure out how.
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Webcam not working on Ubuntu 20.04 after recent kernel update

My builtin webcam stopped working after a kernel update issued after 22 April 2020 . Before this date i was able to take pictures on cheese and video call etc , and for a while i didn't use my webcam ...
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My webcam is not showing anything, in any of the applications

So at first I typed "lsusb" in the terminal ,there it isn't showing about my webcam. I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS So how to solve this problem?
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Newbie on linux. Does my webcam have a microphone?

I was able to get a Logitech web cam to work with Cheese, after reading some helpful tips on the site. But how do we know if the "microphone" is attached or working? OR if there is even one on the ...
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Webcam issue: Logitech Quickcam Chat

I'm having a problem getting my webcam, a logitech quickcam chat, to work with Ubuntu 20.04; it shows up in lsusb and as /dev/video1 just fine, and I can get it to show a picture in Guvcview and VLC, ...
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External webcam renders a white sheet well but not any normal object

Using Ubuntu 16.04 (kernel 4.15.0-96-generic), Cheese 3.18.1 and an external webcam What's good Cheese recognises the device and works cleanly most of the times. What's not good Sometimes, though, ...
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Webcam (Ricoh r5u87x) is black in Microsoft Teams on Sony Vaio

I use Ubuntu 19.10. I installed Teams using Ubuntu Center on a Sony Vaio with the infamous Ricoh r5u87x webcam. Before installing Teams, I had no camera even in Cheese, so I used r5u87x loader to ...
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Acer Aspire integrated Webcam no image with Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to get the integrated webcam on an Acer Aspire laptop to work but there is no image coming out of Cheese. When Cheese runs, the LED next to the webcam comes on but there is no image. ...
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Integrated webcam in Dell laptop does not work on 18.04

My integrated laptop webcam does not work on Ubuntu 18.04. I have a DELL Latitude E7240. Can anybody help me troubleshoot the issue?
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Setting camera for cheese from command line

I've got cheese (3.18.1) running on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. However, when I run it, there are no preferences. In theory, when you run it, the camera can be set via preferences, as described here: Where&#...
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PS2 Eye Toy and Cheese webcam app

I have a Sony PS2 Eye Toy USB Camera. $ lsusb | grep Sony Bus 003 Device 002: ID 054c:0155 Sony Corp. When I plug it into a Ubuntu 18.04 machine, and start Cheese, then no devices are found. vlc ...
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Why is My Ubuntu 19 Installation Not Detecting My Integrated Webcam? Cheese & Chrome Seem to Not Be Able to Access It

After countless attempts of fixing my machine, I've finally decided it's time to ask the Internet for help. Basically, my computer is unable to detect or use my integrated webcam.... at all. Here ...
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How to access the missing settings/preferences menu in Cheese in non GNOME DEs?

Running cheese from the cmdline reports no errors, and "cheese -v" reports "Cheese 3.32.1" thus the app should display a preferences/settings menu button, but none is displayed. (...
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Webcam applications prevent screen from dimming and locking

I want to use my laptop webcam as a security camera, and I would like my screen to dim and lock as always during the webcam app is running (cheese or guvcview). Currently these applications prevent ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Cheese still not working

I had already checked all previous answers and suggestions related to cheese not working and integrated webcam not working but didn't find a solution which sorts my problem yet. My device is HP ...
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Error in running webcam using Cheese application on Ubuntu 18.04

When I open the Cheese application in Ubuntu 18.04 I get this error message: There was an error playing a video from the webcam.
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Cheese Error during camera setup: No device found

When running Cheese in Ubuntu 18.04 the LED of the webcam is on, but Cheese does not work and provides the following output. (cheese:4175): Gtk-WARNING **: 11:05:59.527: Theme parsing error: cheese....
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How can I install Microdia UVC microscope?

I bought a Maozua 5mp USB microscope off Amazon (after checking in the reviews that it worked on Linux). Sadly when I connected it on Lubuntu 16.04 it does not work in guvcview or cheese. I did some ...
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Microsoft LifeCam VX3000 no longer works on 18.04

My Microsoft LifeCam VX3000 no longer works on 18.04 using Cheese. Worked before with 16.40 Microphone is fine but no video. No image on Skype either. I can see the camera on "lsusb". VLC error: "VLC ...
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16.04: Why is “Cheese” installed by default? [closed]

Cheese can activate your webcam automatically. So far, it appears it can only store locally. WireShark does not show comms. But the QUESTION IS; Why is Cheese a default program installation>?
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Logitech c920 (video) recently stopped working in Cheese

It worked some weeks ago. Ubuntu 17.10 x64 up to date. Microphone works but when I start Cheese I get "error reading video from webcam" (Translated from french) It is also not working in Skypeforlinux(...
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How to run Cheese twice, simultaneously

I need to show video from two webcams side by side, simultaneously. Roughly like below: except I only need two of them. Cheese allows me to choose which webcam I want to display, but when it's ...
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How to install webcam (camera) driver on Ubuntu 17.04? (No device found)

My laptop can't detect my webcam anymore, so I can't take pictures or see myself from the webcam. I was using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and everything was OK..., until I decided to install 17.04. After ...
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Web cam is not working

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and my webcam is not recognized. It used to work fine but recently it is not working. I had it unplugged for few a days, and it did not work when I plugged it back in. I ...
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Webcam cheese OK but guvcview NOT

I just reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 to my Lenovo G400s. The laptop has a built in webcam as /dev/video0. When I run cheese, no problem and it is showing what is the webcam seeing, but when I run guvcview, ...
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how to configure file naming in Cheese

the timed 'burst' photos taken by cheese are named year-month-day-time_1 then _2, _3,..._10,_11 etc.. How can I configure file naming to be year-month-day-time_0001, _0002, etc.. so that the sequence ...
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How to automate the opening of cheese in ubuntu via python?

So long story short, I need to open camera in python, click a picture, save it somewhere predefined and then feed it to my trained neural network and get some response. I saw cheese and it looks ...
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External/Internal webcam not working in Ubuntu 16.04

first of all, it is not a hardware problem, they're working well with Windows 10. And I don't have a Fn combination to activate webcam. A month ago, I've moved Ubuntu to SSD drive I have. I could ...
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How to fix webcam on Cheese [closed]

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (64 bit) Dell Latitude E5500 Webcam: Creative Notebook Pro (listed as tested and ok for Linux) Cheese 3.18.1 I installed the webcam and fired up Cheese with 640 x 480 and video was ...
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A lot of buffers are being dropped

(cheese:6560): cheese-WARNING **: A lot of buffers are being dropped.: gstbasesink.c(2854): gst_base_sink_is_too_late (): /GstCameraBin:camerabin/GstViewfinderBin:vf-bin/ClutterGstVideoSink:...
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Cheese says “There was an error playing video from the webcam” [duplicate]

In recent versions of Ubuntu and in some computers, Cheese keeps saying: There was an error playing video from the webcam A bug was reported in Launchpad, which has not been solved. The external ...
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Cheese does not recognize Internal webcam in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Cheese does not recognize internal webcam in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Tried Cheese in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it works flawlessly. Tried executing cheese in the terminal and it displays this error: libv4l2: ...
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Compiling Cheese from source, fails to compile

I am trying to install cheese from source, and Im not interested in finding a package, because I have source code changes I should like to apply, if I can get it to compile. I have libtool automake, ...
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Is there a way to make video the default in cheese?

I am trying to make it easier for my kid to make videos, she can never remember to set the recording mode to video, so I would like to make it the default. I have looked at the options in dconf-editor ...
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Integrated web camera stops working when I slightly move the laptop

When I am working with applications that use web camera (cheese, skype) It works fine. But if I slightly move the screen of my laptop It stops showing. After application restart web cam is working ...
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Cheese showing 'no device found' Thinkpad e450

I have recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad e450 and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. Everything works fine but the integrated webcam. Cheese shows no device found. Kindly help. Cheese screenshot: lsusb ...
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Cheese webcam app doesn't see webcam in 64-bit ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

When I run the Cheese app it shows nothing (see below) instead of picture from my webcam. However guvcview (a webcam viewer app) recognizes my webcam and I see the picture from it.