How to webcam and em to work on

Asked by jack doan on 2010-12-31

my webcam workes on skype in MS Windows XP. how do I get it to work on ubuntu linux.? I am new to linux.

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mycae (mycae) said : #1

Can you run the program "cheese" (you may need to install it), and confirm whether or not your camera is working there?

jack doan (cactusjackdoan) said : #2

Do I need skype or is it posible in I belive is empathy?

mycae (mycae) said : #3

Well, to use skype, you need to install it, yes.

If your other user is using a SIP, XMPP or Gtalk (which is just XMPP) client, then you can use empathy.

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #4

Does Cheese work on any webcam? Today is my 5th day with Ubuntu...

mycae (mycae) said : #5

MetungKP:
If you have a question, please create a new question. Cheese works on most webcams, but not all. It is not cheese that determines this, but rather whether there is a driver available for your device .

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