Webcam in 12.04 beta 1 unstable

Asked by Dale Satre on 2012-03-11

My Acer Aspire 5253 laptop (ubuntu 12.04) has a built in webcam and microphone, but no webcam software i download can access it. Youtube on which you can use your webcam to record yourself and publish the video, also cannot recognize it.

I tried putting in a Logitech webcam with USB, but that didn't work either.

Thanks for the help.

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Ubuntu cheese Edit question
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actionparsnip
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2012-03-11
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2012-03-11
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2012-03-11

Does it work in cheese?

Dale Satre (dalesatre) said : #2

Only the external webcam. and in cheese with external webcam, it is very buggy and poor quality, and when I try to open a video in Movie Player my computer crashes

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsusb

Thanks

Dale Satre (dalesatre) said : #4

LSB Version: core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu precise (development branch)
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux g0n20 3.2.0-18-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 2 20:02:50 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 064e:c21c Suyin Corp.
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:c70b Logitech, Inc. BT Mini-Receiver (HID proxy mode)
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:0b02 Logitech, Inc. BT Mini-Receiver (HID proxy mode)
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 046d:c70c Logitech, Inc. BT Mini-Receiver (HID proxy mode)
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 046d:c709 Logitech, Inc. BT Mini-Receiver (HCI mode)

Have you reported a bug? Precise is NOT ready and NOT stable

Dale Satre (dalesatre) said : #6

Yes I reported the bug with the Cheese program

If you run:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so cheese

Does it work ok?

Dale Satre (dalesatre) said : #8

Thanks for the info! The builtin webcam works, but my computer still crashes and goes back to the login menu

Then i'd wait for the bug to be ironed out...

Dale Satre (dalesatre) said : #10

I will too. Thanks for your time!

Dale Satre (dalesatre) said : #11

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.