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Old 10-15-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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I have a system 76 laptop (gazelle professional) running ubuntu 12.04. I see what looks like a built in webcam above my screen but when I open Cheese Webcam Booth it says "No device found"

Help.
 
Old 10-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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lspci may tell you what webcam you have, and you can use google to find how to configure your webcam, or just post your webcam model here..
 
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:19 AM   #3
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Code:
$ ls /dev/video*
Should show what webcam cheese should be using.

I am totally suprised a system76 computer requires this help. I thought they came
preconfigured.

https://help.gnome.org/users/cheese/2.91/cheese.html
 
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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lspci did not list my webcam but looking on system76 site i was able to find that F10 turned the camera on and i could use with cheese photo video booth.

solved

thanx
 
Old 10-16-2013, 10:30 AM   #5
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Code:
$ ls /dev/video*
Should show what webcam cheese should be using.

I am totally suprised a system76 computer requires this help. I thought they came
preconfigured.

https://help.gnome.org/users/cheese/2.91/cheese.html
This is not a system76 problem, but a newbie user problem
 
Old 10-16-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by vanjr View Post
I have a system 76 laptop (gazelle professional) running ubuntu 12.04. I see what looks like a built in webcam above my screen but when I open Cheese Webcam Booth it says "No device found"

Help.
Did you call system76 support???
https://www.system76.com/laptops/model/gazp9

They come pre-loaded with Ubuntu, so it should already be working. And looking at their site, there is even a link on their FAQ page that tells you what to do/check to turn the webcam on. Did you look? Try that??
https://www.system76.com/support/#
 
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:12 AM   #7
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It probably comes disabled due to privacy concerns. I have seem people put a piece of tape to cover the lens permanently. for what I hear the NSA and other hackers have ways to remotely turn these cameras ON to spy on their users.

Maybe that is why system76 disable them so it is up to the user to enable them back.
Anyway good luck to you.
 
  


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