how can i get my webcam chat with my friends? is there a program i need to install to do that? please if there let me know, thank you

Asked by Elvis Lopez on 2010-11-01

hi my name is elvis1924 and i am just started using Ubuntu and i as far as i know Ubuntu is awesome, but i got a problem i can't webchat with my friends is there a solution to this problem? if is there , please i would like to know,

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Elvis Lopez
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2010-11-01
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2010-11-01
arochester (arochester) said : #1

Webcam. Make? Model?

What program are you trying to use to webchat?

Elvis Lopez (elvis1924) said : #2

i don't really know , i guess to webchat on MSN messanger my webcam model is a Gigaware1.3 microwebcam with Autofocus

Please reopen your question you have put it in a solved state...

A) Is your webcam working installing and using the cheese package...?

B) please send us the result of this terminal command:

lsusb

C) please send us the web link of the page you are trying to use to webchat

Elvis Lopez (elvis1924) said : #4

i don't really know , i guess to webchat on MSN messanger my webcam model is a Gigaware1.3 microwebcam with Autofocus

mycae (mycae) said : #5

I think you need to break down your question into two parts.

One: Is your webcam working at all? As marcobra suggested, if you install the "cheese" package this should let you see that your webcam is working on your local computer. This is the first step in testing your system. If you cannot see yourself in this program, then something may be wrong with your webcam setup. If it is working, got to step Two below.

If this is the case, as marcobra suggested, press "CTRL+ALT+T", to open a terminal window then type in the command "lsusb" in lower case, then press enter. Cut and paste the result here. This will let us know exactly what chip the camera is using, and will help us know how to help you further.

Two: To talk to your friends, you can install either the "pidgin" or "empathy" programs.