LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-26-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
lelieng
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: 0
webcam


I have a ACER Aspire laptop with a webcamera. Cn anyone tell how to use it?
I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed.
 
Old 08-26-2010, 11:24 AM   #2
camorri
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1, 14.2
Posts: 5,186

Rep: Reputation: 526Reputation: 526Reputation: 526Reputation: 526Reputation: 526Reputation: 526
Install cheese and see if it works. It works fine on my netbook running 10.04.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 08-26-2010, 12:03 PM   #3
thorkelljarl
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,796

Rep: Reputation: 213Reputation: 213Reputation: 213
Does it work...

Do you know if the webcam is properly installed?

For help, you need to post more detailed information about your Acer.

Open a terminal and type the command "lsusb" to find out how linux identifies the device and "lsmod" to list any module loaded for the webcam, then post the results.

The results of "lsusb" should list the vendor and model number of the webcam. Use this information to google for information on the correct driver module.

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 08-26-2010 at 12:22 PM.
 
Old 08-26-2010, 12:20 PM   #4
lelieng
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 19

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I installed cheese and it works fine, THANK YOU, camorri!
 
Old 08-31-2010, 04:18 AM   #5
lelieng
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 19

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm trying to get my webcam and write "webcam" in Therminal
and get this answer:

leif@leli:~$ webcam
reading config file: /home/leif/.webcamrc
video4linux webcam v1.5 - (c) 1998-2002 Gerd Knorr
grabber config:
size 320x240 [none]
input (null), norm (null), jpeg quality 75
rotate=0, top=0, left=0, bottom=240, right=320
|
How can I come further?
 
Old 08-31-2010, 01:13 PM   #6
no2498
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 120

Rep: Reputation: 23
lelieng

did you try your cam in cheese webcam booth yet
cheese should be loaded look in sound&video for it
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Setting Up Motion webcam security system with your Webcam with Email & FTP. LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 06-24-2009 10:42 PM
need help with webcam EllPee Debian 5 09-02-2008 07:22 AM
How To Install A Usb Webcam [Genius WebCam on Suse 9.1 Personal] ofvergara SUSE / openSUSE 4 11-29-2006 01:09 PM
Webcam xnerdyxboyx SUSE / openSUSE 1 11-26-2006 12:43 AM
I want to veiw my friends webcam, im using Lycoris, how do i c his webcam? CaffeinatedGamer Linux - Newbie 10 06-07-2005 08:23 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration