Cannot get microsoft lifecam vx-700 to work in Ubuntu

Asked by Jill Phillips on 2011-01-08

I cannot get my Microsoft LifeCam VX-700 to work in Ubuntu. My son bought if for me for Christmas so we can keep in touch while he is in US.

I get a green light on the webcam for a few seconds when I plug it in then it goes off, never to return. A mic plugged into the mic socket works fine. I have a basic understanding of computers so any suggestions in every day language would be welcome.

 My son installed Ubuntu before he went away and I do not know where to find anything, like device managers etc. now.

I am using an HP550 laptop.

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Ubuntu cheese Edit question
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Jason
Solved:
2011-01-09
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2011-01-09
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2011-01-08
Best Jason (techsmith) said : #1

Hello Jill,

go to <System> <Administration> and search for Synaptic Package Manager, open it and type "cheese" without the quotes and install.

I hope this helps!

Jill Phillips (jill) said : #2

Thanks Jason, that solved my question.