asus webcam doesn't work

Asked by douaa magdy on 2010-11-08

i've Ubuntu 10.10

my ASUS K50IJ Webcam doesn't work
i tried the function keys , yahoo video calls & there was no response
what can i do ?

Another problem
i tried to download skybe for linux many times but every time after completion of downloading it doesn't work

thx in advance :)

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Can you give the output of:


If you install and run cheese, do you see yourself?

douaa magdy (douaamagdy) said : #2

since i'm new with Ubuntu & not proffesional in dealing with computers
i don't understand what are you talking about :$

would you explain little more ?
thx in advance :)

paste the command and press ENTER
copy the output and paste the output here as an update.

Please install the cheese package and test your webcam...


New to Ubuntu: read the Ubuntu Manual, it's very informative:
Click on the "download Button" to download the latest PDF version.
The online help

Relax and fun: and Full Circle Magazine

To install cheese from terminal:

open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cheese

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

douaa magdy (douaamagdy) said : #6

yessssss :D
it's working :)
 thank you very much marcobra (Marco Braida) you helped me alot
& thank you actionparsnip

but , i'm still stuck with skybe problem :$