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Old 11-15-2009, 05:13 AM   #1
baltej singh
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Unhappy pc camera problem

i recently shifted from windows to linux (ubuntu 9.04) am a newbiee...
i dont know how to fix my pc cam...
the cd doesnt have any support for linux..
there is no response from ubuntu when i plug in or plug out the camera(unlike in windows)..
pl help
Old 11-15-2009, 05:35 AM   #2
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What's your camera's model?
You may try if it's working. Just install the Cheese program and try to run it. You can install it by opening you console and typing:
sudo apt-get install cheese
. If everything is alright then run this program and you will see your camera picture.
Old 11-15-2009, 06:49 AM   #3
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if that does not work? post the output of command
then do a google search for the usb ids...with linux....and you are looking for the kernel modulename to load

When you know
lsmod | grep googlesearchmodulename
if zero hits...load it with root powers

sudo modprobe googleserchmodulename

eg mine is called uvcvideo

Last edited by aus9; 11-15-2009 at 06:50 AM.
Old 11-16-2009, 04:22 AM   #4
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thanks dear!! it worked fine!

but now i am unable to use inbuilt mic in my cam..
i tried to record sound but nothing plays..
Old 11-16-2009, 05:09 AM   #5
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are you using maslick or my advice in thanking?

either way post the output to 2 commands....lsusb....and what is your modulename

2) alsamixer can help unmute mic for device and raise levels

3) can you detail which software you are running....or want activity you need
eg do you just want to record yourself? or videochat? you need skype?


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