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Questions related to webcam setup/configuration. Please mention your model/make of webcam when asking questions.

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Internal camera not found on Medion E15407

I've dual booted a new win11 Medion E15407 with Mint 20.3 (based on Ubuntu 20.04). Using the supplied 5.4 kernel I had wifi problems, so upped to 5.13. When I tested it on zoom, I had camera and ...
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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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Integrated webcam not functioning properly 20.04.3 LTS

My integrated webcam is detected but isn't functioning properly. nick@nick-Precision-7560:~$ lsusb Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0a5c:5842 ...
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USB camera found and working on guvcview and cheese, but not on OBS studio, google meet, zoom etc

I have a HP Pavilion TS 14 Notebook PC, which has an integrated webcam Chicony HP Truevision HD camera. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS. I purchased a USB webcam (it was a cheap one with no specific ...
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Webcam not working on Xubuntu 20.04

I have the Razer Kiyo Pro webcam that works fine on a Windows 10 computer, but does not work on my Xubuntu laptop. Here is the dmesg output from when I connect the camera to my laptop: [ 232.440554] ...
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Webcam, Bluetooth, USB devices stop working after waking from suspend

I am using a laptop with Kubuntu 22.04 (Kernel 5.15.0-27-generic). I had this same problem previously on Kubuntu 21.10 as well. Every time the laptop wakes up from suspend, the webcam stops working. ...
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Capturing webcam video with OpenCV in WSL2

I am trying to access my webcam through OpenCV in WSL2 (Ubuntu). I found this blog post where it explains how to connect USB devices to WSL2. Running usbipd wsl list in windows command prompt lists ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 on Huawei Matbook E not loading inbuilt webcam

On a Huawei Matebook E running Ubuntu 22.04 (and also tried on 20.04), the internal webcam is not recognized. When booting, we see two messages about a sensor module failing to work (message below, ...
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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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Cheese Video recording crashes App and fuzzy lines on Picture Capture

Cheese App is not working in Ubuntu 22.04, Fuzzy lines appears when in Picture Mode, App Crashes when try to record Video. pls help. Webcam works fine in online tester. i have tried installing ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu not picking up audio of microphones

Hey guys sorry if my post is lacking crucial details, just let me know what to post how to find it etc and maybe we can solve this problem together. I'm running Ubuntu 20 and it's not picking up my ...
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Make the webcam take a picture when an incorrect password is entered or "wrong fingerprint scanned"?

I'm using laptop. And I want to take a photo when an incorrect password is entered or "wrong fingerprint scanned". I just found a question/answer about first part (Can I make the webcam take ...
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Built-in camera not working Ubuntu 21.10 + Lenovo E40-70

I have problems with my built-in camera, I've been looking at. It doesn't work with cheese nor any other programs and it worked fine with windows. The programs recognize the cam as Lenovo EasyCam but ...
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The webcam doesn't work

Ubuntu 20.04, kernel 5.13.0-39-generic Some time ago the built-in camera stopped working. Does anyone know how to solve this problem? I would be glad for any help. I see the following messages in the ...
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Integrated webcam not detected/automatic slider not opening 20.04

when running cheese or zoom my integrated camera is not detected (dell latitude 9420, ubuntu 20.04). The computer has an automatic slider for the camera which is not opening (I cant open it manually), ...
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Problem with video (including webcam) - black flickering stripes (Ubuntu 18.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit) with MATE 1.20 desktop. I'm having a problem with video (including the webcam) - it sort of works, but often with ugly flickering black stripes in the upper part of ...
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Integrated webcam doesn't work on Ubuntu 18.04 Dell Inspiron 13

I have my Dell Inspiron 13 with Ubuntu 18.04 installed. My integrated webcam doesn’t work with zoom, Google Meeting, Microsoft Team, skype or with any such app. It used to work about 3 months before. ...
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Canyon CNE-CWC1 webcam, Microdia Camera, horrible picture quality

got me a Canyon CNE-CWC1, it's a cheap camera but the quality overall is passable. But not on Ubuntu, the quality is horrendous. Not sure what else can I provide you with, I usually need it for Google ...
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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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Cheese records green corrupt video, Ubuntu 21.10

When I try to record video with Cheese, a timestamp appears at the bottom that doesn't start at 0 but counts up from a seemingly random number. The result of the recording is a completely green video ...
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Webcam names are confusing

My laptop has two webcams, one is the integrated webcam and another is a USB webcam PnP webcam. They both show up when listed, but they have the same name: Video Capture 5. I was hoping to be able to ...
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KVM Virtual Machine Webcam Permissions

Host is Ubuntu 20.04, guest is Ubuntu 20.04. I have added the host integrated webcam through the Virtual Machine Manager's "Add Hardware" button. An error message appears while attempting ...
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Problems with my webcam on localhost after reboot

I introduce you a little to our project. We have an App that works anchored to Localhost, they are telemedicine booths that are on all the time. So every time there is a power outage or shutdown, when ...
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Audio activation causes webcam to freeze

I have purchased a new webcam and I have a problem. When I test audio or video, it all works. However, when I test the video with sound, the web browser (firefox) freezes. Chromium freezes, but the ...
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Is there a solution to modifying video from a webcam such that better eye contact is simulated?

There is a Microsoft solution to modifying video from a webcam such that the subject appears to be making better eye contact than they might normally do (by looking at video of other people rather ...
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Ubuntu isn't picking up my laptop's webcam

I'm on an older laptop that has a hp webcam-101 but I can't get Cheese or Omegle to display the Webcam's image. I'm using Ubunt 20.04.
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gphoto2 /FFmpeg: Could not write header for output file #0 (incorrect codec parameters ?):

First question here as I have been finding answers to everything else I had issues with previously, thanks to all who contribute here.. I followed this guide to use gphoto2 and ffmpeg to use my Fuji X-...
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"/etc" directory is missing or corrupted in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Hello fellows Ubuntu users ! I hope this is not a duplicate but I need help on my computer. Since I switched from Kubuntu to Ubuntu (both 20.04 LTS), I keep having issues with this computer. I thought ...
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Nothing happening after libcamera build?

I am very new to this, so please don't think I am an idiot. PC Model: Thinkpad X1 Tablet Gen 2 I have built libcamera... installing Meson and building with Ninja. My webcam has not worked for a while ...
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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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Webcam: Device not found

Cheese says "no device found" when I try to use it, and no other applications can find it either. I tried the commands that I found from looking at answers to similar questions, and these ...
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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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Static noise in microphone only when webcam is on

I'm having this weird issue ever since updating to Ubuntu 21.10 (I know it's not stable, but had to update due to work). The microphone works fine when recording with arecord or online recording tools,...
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How can I use iPhone XS as webcam with Iriun via USB?

I am currently using an iPhone XS as webcam on Ubuntu 20.04 using Iriun. Everything works fine, but my wi-fi connection is not good and there is a lot of lag. How could I use Iriun with iPhone via USB ...
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My webcams were mysteriously renamed to unhelpful names. How can I fix?

I've got two webcams: one of them is built in to my Lenovo T14s (running Ubuntu 20.04.3), and the other is an external USB device. They used to have obvious names: one was called something like "...
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Increasing light intensity for logitech webcam

I have a logitech webcam (C930 model). It has an "activity light" that is supposed to adjust increase light in darker situations. It does not do so automatically. I have attempted to use ...
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How to recognize Logitech C270 on Ubuntu server 20.04.3

Acer Aspire R 3610 running Ubuntu Server 20.04.3 When I plug in Logitech C270 HD camera this line displays in the terminal: [655.594798] uvcvideo: Failed to query (GET_INFO) UVC control 3 on unit 1:-...
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desperate for NOOB instructions. No webcam or Microphone on Macbook pro with ubuntu installed

I have Ubuntu 20.4 installed on a partition on my Mac. So far so good. except for the internal Mic and camera are not working. I have been trying to fix it by installing drivers, however the ...
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Toshiba USB webcam not recognized on Ubuntu 20.04

I have a Toshiba USB webcam but I can't make it work on my Ubuntu 20.04 machine. Here I placed some command outputs that may be useful: $> hwinfo --usb 03: USB 00.2: 11200 TV Card ...
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Since last kernel updates my Camera doesn't work anymore

As titled, I was used to get my Canon EOS 40D working as webcam by killing all gphoto processes: ps aux | grep gphoto load the module: sudo modprobe v4l2loopback exclusive_caps=1 max_buffers=2 and get ...
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Webcam image mirrored

Hi I'm using Kubuntu and the webcam image in all applications (skype, teams) are mirrored. Therefore all text are reversed (see Teams webcam settings). I tried installing cheese and other application, ...
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camera not working on fresh install of 20.04

My camera is showing a black screen on 20.04. This is persistent across applications. The output of lsusb -v is Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0c45:6a09 Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD Couldn't open device, ...
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USB Camera shows weird colors, need unplug/replug to work

I have this camera - https://www.arducam.com/product/b0196arducam-8mp-1080p-usb-camera-module-1-4-cmos-imx219-mini-uvc-usb2-0-webcam-board-with-1-64ft-0-5m-usb-cable-for-windows-linux-android-and-mac-...
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Turn off webcam on Ubuntu 20.04

I posted this question to get cheese working on my pc. The solution I recieved didn't work so I tried installing KDE's camera app, 'Kamoso' and it too showed a long error message. priyanshu@Inspiron-...
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Can't use my kinect 2 for skype and zoom but it works with ffmpeg

Hello ubuntu lovers, I have compiled and loaded the kernel driver module "gspca-kinect2" on the github below because I wanted that my kinect 2 was detected as webcam for skype,but it did not ...
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USB webcam working on guvcview, but no on chrome and firefox (ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS)

I have a HP Pavilion TS 14 Notebook PC, which has an integrated webcam Chicony HP Truevision HD camera. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS. I purchased a USB webcam (it was a cheap one with no specific ...
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Cheese does not work in Ubuntu 20.04

I am using a Thinkpad running Ubuntu 20.04 which has integrated webcam installed. When I run 'cheese' in terminal, this is the output: ** (cheese:13651): CRITICAL **: 11:36:28.971: ...
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I would like that my Kinect 2 is recognized by Ubuntu 21.10 as a webcam,but gcc 10 is not accepted for compiling libfreenect2 with nvidia 470+CUDA 11

Hello to every linux/ubuntu lover all around, I'm trying to run my Kinect 2 on my Ubuntu 21.10. The commands that I've issued one by one are the following : marietto-BHYVE:/home/marietto# nvcc --...
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Webcam microphone not working [NEXIGO]

I have a Nexigo N60 1080p FHD Webcam with a built-in microphone. The webcam works fine, but I cannot get the microphone to work. I have tried commenting out the module-suspend-on-idle line in /etc/...
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Webcam suddenly does not work

suddenly my webcam does not work. Tested it on another desktop, there it does. Rebooting does not help, neither programme recognises it. When booting green light on camera lights up though. I read ...
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