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Old 02-24-2011, 10:00 PM   #16
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not solved but shelved for now

Hello aus9.

I reverted to 10.4 today and will let this webcam problem rest for now.

I do appreciate all your effort and patience and thank you very much.

My time should probably be spent learning Linux and that is what I will attempt to do.

Thanks again and I will be around asking more questions no doubt.

Bye for now.

Old 02-25-2011, 03:58 AM   #17
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well lesson 1.....its the kernel and its inbuilt features or its modules that supply your drivers.

not sure why you have reverted but there is always the option in your first post of buying an external webcam.....

generally speaking try to get one that uses uvc compliance and not gspca as your is.

you can download rute for free from here
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Most of the sudo commands failed,
even though on my machine if I'm not part of sudoers group it would state eddy1 is not part of sudoers.
Your failed attempts to sudo have different message, but have you added yourself to /etc/sudoers?
Or have you installed sudo?
Sudo can be installed thru synaptic or apt-get even aptitude .
I would check to see if it's installed & add myself to sudoers.

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Old 02-25-2011, 01:51 PM   #19
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aus9 why reverting?

In Windows it happens that some program does not work after upgrading so, I reverted to see if this might be the case with 10.10; not so apparently.

Old 02-25-2011, 01:57 PM   #20
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Thanks for your post EDDY1.

I am a member of the root group and sudo works so long as I am logged in properly.
I have set up two accounts and use one without root privileges for everyday use; the other one is for the fancy stuff.
Just need to remember to log into the root user account.

It all boils down to having to learn use of the terminal.
I'll work on that.



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