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Old 04-01-2014, 01:07 AM   #1
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Limit access to web camera?


Bought casual plug&play web camera.
I'm going to use it from shell script by fswebcam.
But I don't want other applications to get access to it. (like skype)
How can I limit access to it in Ubuntu 12.4 ?
 
Old 04-01-2014, 02:32 PM   #2
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Maybe make the driver for it part of a special user and log on to that user?
 
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Maybe make the driver for it part of a special user and log on to that user?
I wanted to do almost the same but i dont know how.
Tried to find automount script and change privilege to /dev/video.
But all i found is: "plugdev" - a group that gives access to all plug&play usb devices, INCLUDING USB FLASH drives.
And found out that uvcvideo.ko kernel module is used for current camera.
 
  


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