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Title: onboard web cam
Post by: Yorkshire Sam on February 07, 2011, 01:50:14 pm
I have an inbuiltt web cam on my Acer laptop which no long works since I changed over to Ubuntu.
Or how do I get my system to recognise the hardware?
What software do I have to load to get it to work?
I have searched the software but cant seem to find anything.
Any help  much appreciated
I have ubuntu 10.10.
Title: Re: onboard web cam
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 07, 2011, 02:02:36 pm
The drivers are *probably* already installed...  try installing any of these packages:
cheese:
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sudo apt-get install cheese
or camorama:
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sudo apt-get install camorama
or guvcview
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sudo apt-get install guvcview
or luvcview:
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sudo apt-get install luvcview

and see if it works in one of those.

In cheese and camorama, you *might* have to tell them to use the Linux UVC driver (uvcvideo).

also, you could try Skype, or Ekiga.



if one of those dont work, can you send the output from these 2 commands:
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lspci
and
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lsusb
and let us know the model of your Acer.
Title: Re: onboard web cam
Post by: Yorkshire Sam on February 08, 2011, 09:44:15 am
Thanks Mark cheese worked first go. Couldnt find it when I first started looking!

Thanks again
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