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

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Error installing DroidCam in Ubuntu 20.04

I want to use my phone camera as a webcam in my computer with Ubuntu. I read that DroidCam is the easiest way... So, I tried following the official script: https://www.dev47apps.com/droidcam/linuxx/ ...
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Webcam stopped working 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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Video calling (grandparents)

I need an extremely simple solution for video calling. I'm planning to use an old laptop with webcam. My goal is that my grandparents only need to turn on the machine and it would automatically start ...
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Microdia webcam not seen on Dell Laptop

Using Xubuntu 18.04 on a Dell laptop that does not have a web camera. I bought an external webcam that advertised as being compatible with ubuntu. Plugged in, lsusb sees it, but it will not show an ...
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Webcam not detected in Ubuntu 20.04, Samsung 350V5C. Anyone knows how to solve this?

As the title says, the integrated webcam isn't detected in my installation of Ubuntu 20.04 (tested on Pop! OS, LMDE, Mint and Linux MX, all had the same issue) on a Samsung 350V5C (from 2012 or so). I ...
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Camera mirrored on xps 15 with ubuntu 20.04

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on a Dell xps 15 7590, with a webcam uvcvideo. My issue is that the camera is mirrored. I tried a few things such as this and this but none of it worked. The camera error seems ...
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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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Ubuntu 19.10 / 20.04 webcam crashing

This is a follow up of this question: Merlin U740 USB 2.0 camera not working Basically I have Merlin U740 USB 2.0 camera. I managed to make it work on Ubuntu 18.04 and it was working well until I ...
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How to know if the internal webcam is being used by someone else without our permission

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS. In my laptop, as it's usual, there is an internal webcam, and I've read about it is possible that someone (external evil hacker) could use it without my permission and ...
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Webcam problem with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I'm having trouble with my integrated webcam. While I open the webcam software cheese, the webcam shows a black image. The output of lsusb is: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0cf3:e004 Qualcomm Atheros ...
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Redirect two webcam to a virtual camera using ffmpeg

I've used sudo modprobe v4l2loopback to create a virtual camera #2. And I used ffmpeg -i /dev/video0 -s 1280x720 -vcodec rawvideo -pix_fmt yuv420p -threads 0 -f v4l2 /dev/video2 to redirect ...
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Logitch 9000 with Ubuntu

I have a Logitech 9000 Pro which works fine with Wi.10 and Win.7 and also works with both OSs in Skype. However, I now wish to use it with Ubuntu, which I downloaded a couple of days ago (I think vers....
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WebCam (easycamera) lenovo yoga pro2 dont work

I have a lenovo lenovo yoga pro 2 with a built-in easycamera that worked well in 18.04, but with the upgrade to 20.04, it just stop working, disappeared completely. some lists from my system lsusb ...
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How can I fix a microphone that gets disabled during a call?

I have a Logitech C270 webcam that I use for video meetings that has been giving me issues for the past 6 months or so. It was working fine on Mint 18.1 for well over a year. After upgrading to Ubuntu ...
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Cannot install macbook webcam driver on Ubuntu 20.04

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a Macbook 12" (early 2016, 1.1GHz), and the camera is not working. I tried to follow the steps: sudo apt-get install git sudo apt-get install curl xzcat cpio git clone ...
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Stream a static image to webcam feed

Is it possible to stream a static image to the webcam feed on Ubuntu? I have to show some documents online and unfortunately, the picture quality from the webcam is not up to the mark and I would have ...
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Making Hercules Classic Link web camera work with Ubuntu 19.10

I've got myself a simple webcam today, and it didn't work correctly on Ubuntu 19.10. It blinked its LED and went silent, and in Cheese or Skype the camera does not work, although it's listed in lsusb ...
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Old webcam Ubuntu 18.04: cheese no device found

I have a old webcam make Quantum model QHM495LM. When I plug in no light glow in webcam. Cheese cam show No device found Their manual document about some software gspca and website http://mxhaard....
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Can't access webcam settings

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, Gnome version 3.28.2. I am struggling with my built-in webcam. I can use it with Zoom, but I can't seem to find how to change the webcam settings; I suspect I may have ...
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Where to see Video Output of Droidcam in Ubuntu

I am submitting this question after searching a lot. So please help me. So I have successfully installed Droidcam both on my Ubuntu 18.04 and android device. I have connected both through USB cable ...
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Can't use the camera via wsl for opencv [duplicate]

I have been using wsl -Ubuntu for all my python dev. Recently I have started learning OpenCV but I found out that I can't access the webcam via the wsl. Is there any way to access the webcam for ...
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20.04 - I want Wi-Fi, webcam on but blank screen

I am running 20.04 on a Lenovo V145-14AST. After OS install, this particular model requires fiddling with the Wi-Fi adaptor drivers, which I have taken care of, so this is known not to be the root of ...
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Webcam image upside down

I am using Asus laptop X52F with ubuntu 16 (dual boot win 7), gmail chat and google meet shows my image upside down, what to do? same problem in win 7.
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How to capture infrared stream from webcam using ffmpeg?

I'm able to capture from my webcam using ffmpeg, but it's real color. But my webcam is advertised as having IR capability. How do I access this? When I run ffmpeg -f v4l2 -list_formats all -i /dev/...
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Webcam installation problem in ubuntu 20.04

I recently upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04. To my surprise, my webcam (Logitech c922 pro) is not detected by the kernel (5.4.0-29-generic). The same camera is however plug and play in 18.04 and works ...
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Machine won't boot if keyboard is plugged in after de-blacklisting webcam / uvcvideo

I have an odd problem on my hands. Before updating to 20.04, I disabled my webcam via going to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and adding a 'blacklist uvcvideo'. I updated to 20.04 without touching the ...
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Integrated webcam turns on but just shows black (ASUS)

I've just installed Ubuntu on my old ASUS X44H and my integrated camera turns on but just shows a black image. I've gone through these steps and it worked the first time I installed the ffMPEG ...
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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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Possible to use iPhone(iOS) as a webcam on Ubuntu?

I have a work issued iPhone X I'd love to use as a webcam on my machine. Has anyone had success doing this? What software stack was used?
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How to get v4l2 loopback device to be recognized? [duplicate]

I am trying to set up a greenscreen effect for a video conference in Google Meet, which runs in a web browser, in this case Google Chrome. As an initial test I have set up a V4L2 loopback device and ...
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Laptop onboard camera doesn't work and flooded dmesg

I have an issue with my internal camera, it doesn't work anymore. I used it a few times without any issue before, but recently it stopped working. I disabled uvcvideo as it prevented some apps using ...
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Start a Virtualbox VM with the webcam on

There are many questions and instructions out there about how to add a webcam to a VM, under Ubuntu host OS (in particular, with Win 10 guest OS, but this is likely irrelevant). How can I use my ...
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Disabling Webcam by blacklisting driver - what are the consequences?

I am a new Ubuntu user, and for security reasons I would like to disable my webcam unless I need it. The most appealing solution to do so seems to blacklist the webcam driver, as outlined here. ...
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Integrated Webcam not detected on an Alienware M17x R3 for Ubuntu 20.04

I have an Alienware M17x R3. I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 and I know the webcam was working before. I pressed FN + F9 Which is shown as a camera key but the camera is not detected on any apps (...
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Recognizing regular camera instead of infrared

I've installed Ubuntu Linux (latest version as of a couple weeks ago) on a Dell laptop, and instead of getting a normal camera image of myself in apps like Skype, I'm getting what looks like an ...
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How can I use a hardware device that is “detected”?

I have the following piece of hardware in my device (ASUS T102HA 2in1 tablet/laptop): https://linux-hardware.org/index.php?id=pci:8086-22b8-1043-1400 The page says that it is detected by latest ...
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issue accessing webcam from guest in virtual box

issue accessing webcam from guest host - 20.04 guest - 18.04 virtualbox - 6.1.6_Ubuntu r137129 Webcams Integrated webcam : Lenovo EasyCamera USB webcam : Webcam C170 Tried: 1) installing ...
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Can I use an Android phone as webcam for an Ubuntu device?

I found out that my Android phone's cam has a higher quality than the one of my PC and I'm wondering if there is a way to use my phone as a webcam for the computer. Is that possible? USB (preferred), ...
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Logitech C920 microphone suddenly stopped working only on my Ubuntu 18.04

I have exactly the same question than in the post "Logitech c920 microphone not working in Ubuntu 18.04": my Logitech c920 webcam microphone suddenly stopped working on my ubuntu 18.04 Microphone (...
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Integrated Webcam not working Macbook Pro 2015

I have just updated my 2015 Macbook Pro from Ubuntu 18.04LTS to 20.04LTS. However, I am unable to get the integrated webcam working. All repos and software are up to date, however I get no picture ...
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webcam problem in ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Today i bought a WEBCAM but it didn't work with my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. webcam model is = ZENITH Os : Ubuntu 18.04 LTS i tried cheese but it says No Device found. These are the results of lsusb in ...
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Can we set ON a device which is OFF in the BIOS

I use Ubuntu Studio 19.10 (I'm still waiting for the 20.04 upgrade, it seems to be not available in my country, yet). In the BIOS system of my Laptop, I set OFF the internal Webcam and Microphone (...
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Setting up virtual cam with v4l2loopback

I'm new here and I'm relatively new to Linux so sorry if I'm making a lot of mistakes So I'm trying to set up a virtual cam with v4l2loopback but the only thing I could find was people who put their ...
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Over and under exposed colours in Ubuntu webcam

Hi, my webcam is showing a strange image/video at times, especially whenever I go for any online meetings. As you can see in the image, the colors are muddled. This phenomenon is going for a while now,...
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My webcam does not work with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Asus Table T100HA and the Webcam no longer works. I tried with Cheese and some other Programs on my Browser... I need some Help. - Thanks!
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ubuntu skype lifecam vx-700 mic random issue

I'm currently experiencing some annoying random issue with a Microsoft Lifecam VX-700 webcam, my Ubuntu 18.04 (updated regularly) and skype (skypeforlinux) at its latest version (ver 8.59.0.77 at ...
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Webcam not displaying even though it is detected - Kubuntu 20.04

I have recently updated my Kubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04. In the previous version, everything seemed to work well. After the upgrade, every time I try to use the webcam the light turns on but no output ...
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Built in webcam on HP ZBook G3 not detected after 20.04 update

The day 20.04 was released, I ran sudo apt upgrade during a Zoom call and suddenly my webcam stopped working. After doing the release upgrade the camera still doesn't get detected by the system. It ...
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Is it possible to view my WiFi CCTV camera CP Plus V21 in Ubuntu?

I recently bought a CP Plus V21 Wifi cctv camera wit a sd card slot. It works through IP. I am hoping, if there is a way to view the CCTV camera output on my Ubuntu PC. Any inputs. The spec of the ...
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iriunwebcam doesn't work on 20.04

iriunwebcam (https://iriun.com) has worked fine on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS as well as on Ubuntu 20.04 beta on another VMware virtual machine, while it won't still work on a real PC. Also it works fine in ...

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