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

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Trying to use cheese

:~$ sudo cheese (cheese:8523): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 00:36:30.321: g_value_dup_string: assertion 'G_VALUE_HOLDS_STRING (value)' failed (cheese:8523): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 00:36:30.321: ...
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ubuntu 23.10 on macbook pro 2015 15" camera problem

CAMERA NOT WORKING there is no driver on my device to make camera works properly and I don't have any knowledge about where to find drivers for Ubuntu 23.10 I am using MacBook pro 2015 15" if ...
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Intel laptop webcam not recognized, only works in Windows

I have an Intel N3450 mini laptop. The webcam was working under Windows 10 as "Intel AVStream" camera, after installing ubuntu 23.04 the webcam is not recognized. I also tried live iso of ...
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MIImageView & cheese apps can not find my Venus USB-2 camera

Please can you help. I'm trying to move from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS 20.04 focal. The microscope camera is an essential tool in my research. This is a re-post of a deleted post which was ...
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How to enable CSD only in Cheese in Ubuntu 22.10?

I am using Ubuntu Unity 22.10. Due to gtk3-nocsd, Cheese does not have a headerbar, and webcam settings cannot be changed. I want to disable gtk3-nocsd for cheese, but don't want to globally disable ...
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How to fix black screen on VirtualBox Cheese camera?

The camera is recognized in lsusb, and is engaged when opening Cheese app. A black screen appears on Cheese App even though I have checked the necessary preferences, lowest resolution, and etc. I have ...
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Cheese not working properly

Ubuntu 22.04 Cheese 41.1 Logitech webcam Taking a picture with Cheese it starts counting 3 2 1 then shows an error “There was an error playing video from webcam”. Change the resolution up and down ...
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Webcam not working on Thinkpad Lenovo X1 Nano Gen 2 - Ubuntu 22.04.1

Just switched to Ubuntu from Windows and it seems like the webcam has issues. Here are my hardware specs: Hardware: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1260P × 16 ...
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Terrible webcam resolution in Dell Precision 5560 and Ubuntu 22.04

I have got my new Dell Precision 5560. The webcam is Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD It's specification says that the max resolution is 0.92 Megapixel, 1280 x 720 (HD) at 30 FPS. I'm running Ubuntu 22....
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webcam problems - can not save picture

i have at least 2 issues with my webcam. first: when i start it up there is no image. setting the resolution then helps as described in this answer. what i could not resolve so far it that when i take ...
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How to fix Inbuilt Cheese (webcam) app in the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS?

On upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS from 20.04 LTS, the inbuilt cheese application is not working properly. On running it, displays a Blank Black Screen. Unable to capture vedios also. It gets stucked. ...
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Webcam not working for Zoom/Cheese but works on browser

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04. My webcam won't work for applications like Cheese and Zoom client. But it works in the browser when I use Google Meet via Firefox for example. My webcam worked fine before I ...
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Webcam framerate different in Cheese/Jitsi to framerate in Guvcvuew?

The AnkerWork B600 is a webcam that was released recently. When I view the webcam using the Guvcview application, the framerate is reasonable (at about 23 fps) with the resolution at 2560 x 1440 and ...
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Cheese captures long, corrupted videos

Problem When I try to capture a video on my Thinkpad T495s laptop (Ubuntu 21.10) with Cheese, it produces a long video that freezes at the first frame. How can I fix this problem? Feel free to ask for ...
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Cheese not launching- (Error restoring saved CRTC)

I've been using Ubuntu 20.04 for about 4 months now and have launched cheese a few times without any issue. priyanshu@Inspiron-7501:~$ cheese (cheese:499251): Cogl-WARNING **: 17:34:35.299: winsys/...
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How to mirror the image on Cheese application on Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have discovered that Ubuntu has a built-in webcam application called Cheese. It's doing its job but I want my images to be mirrored. How can I do that? Thank you.
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Webcam not working - works on Windows

My webcam is not working. On Windows 10 it works fine, no problems. lsusb shows no webcam. Cheese says there is an error. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I am new to Ubuntu so my webcam has never ...
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why I can not see the video when I run cheese not by sudo

When I run cheese not by sudo, I can not see the video. Why?
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Search for application like cheese, where i can take webcam photo and copy it directly to clipboard

I Search for an application like cheese, where I can take webcam photo. But it should be able to copy it directly to my clipboard. Thank you. I have ubuntu 20.04. EDIT: I will explain it more on ...
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No device Found error with Cheese in Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS

I have been struggling to start my webcam as i need to clear an interview with a video conferencing. I updated the OS from 18.04 to 20.04 but still I get the message No device found when I try to open ...
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Cheese: How to save camera image with another format (other than .jpg)?

I'm tring to use builtin webcam from my laptop to capture image. Currently I'm using cheese. I know vlc will do the job but I wonder if cheese can do this. I haven't found any option to change saving ...
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How to change webcam resolution

In zoom-client (from snap) I can choose whether to use HD video or not, and turns out this setting persists when I close Zoom and open Cheese. It makes me think that this setting is global instead of ...
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Cheese will start from terminal but not main menu on 20.04

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 20.04.2. When I try to launch Cheese from the main menu, a small bar (like a minimised window) appears in the panel at the bottom of the screen, saying "Starting Cheese&...
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Built-in camera not working on Ubuntu 20.04 installed on Macbook pro late 2013

I have tried all the existing suggestions (including iSight, cheese) I could find on this and other forums to make the camera work, but nothing seems to work. Here is the error message from cheese: : ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Acer Aspire integrated Webcam no image with Ubuntu 20.04

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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