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Old 09-18-2010, 05:35 PM   #1
cdouglas911
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Unhappy laptop camera activation


I am new to Linux. I would like to activate my on board laptop camera. I thing I need the driver, but don't know which driver or where to get it. I am running Ubuntu 10.04, on a system 76 laptop.
 
Old 09-18-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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Hi cdouglas911, Welcome to LQ. Which System76 model do you have? They typically come pre-configured with all hardware working.

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 09-19-2010, 03:08 AM   #3
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I am new to Linux. I would like to activate my on board laptop camera. I thing I need the driver, but don't know which driver or where to get it. I am running Ubuntu 10.04, on a system 76 laptop.
Hi Cdouglas911;

You don't say which desktop you're using, KDE, Gnome, XFCE, etc. If Gnome, try opening cheese and have it take a picture. It should have set up the webcam during install.

Tom
 
Old 09-19-2010, 03:42 AM   #4
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On my eee pc there is a BIOS setting for my camera. It didn't start working in my Linux until I enabled the camera within the BIOS.
 
  


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