webcam not working

Asked by terry evans on 2011-11-26

Logiteck Qickcam deluxe has worked on earlier upgrades however it does not work on 11.10. The sound works on Skype but I am unable to download Cheese?

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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; sudo apt-get install cheese

terry evans (samtenling) said : #2

sorry but I don't understand what you mean by 'output'. I have reinstalled Cheese. It downloads on my netbook with 11.10 so I assume the problems lies with the webcam on my PC here. If the mic is working can I assume the drivers are installed? Hope this makes sense!!

Its a terminal command, copy it as one command and paste to a terminal and hit ENTER, then copy the output and paste the output here

terry evans (samtenling) said : #4

LSB Version: core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
 sorry, hope that is OK?

Looks good, what is the output of:

sudo apt-get install cheese

terry evans (samtenling) said : #6

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
cheese is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  tumbler tumbler-common libthunarx-2-0 xfce4-panel thunar-volman
  libgarcon-1-0 xfce-keyboard-shortcuts thunar libgarcon-common libtumbler-1-0
  libxfce4ui-1-0 thunar-data wine1.2-gecko libexo-1-0 exo-utils libexo-common
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
If I use apt-get-remove on the terminal I get ...E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

Do you have software centre open or are updates running? If so let them finish then retry. If not then run:

sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock;sudo dpkg --configure -a

And it will release the packages

terry evans (samtenling) said : #8

terry@terry-desktop:~$ sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock;sudo dpkg --configure -a
[sudo] password for terry:

I don't have software centre or updates running and when I run on terminal as instructed I get the above. How do I know if the packages have been released. When I run sudo apt-get install cheese I get the same as before?

terry evans (samtenling) said : #9

webcam works on Cheese on 11.10 on netbook.
Sound only on 11.10 on PC
Cheese pulses on launcher then dissapears.
Webcam works on Camorama on PC

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