how to choose video input in ubuntu 20.04

Asked by Falk Bay on 2020-08-07

I recently upgraded my system to ubuntu 20.04.
I can no longer access the settings menu, there is no menu displayed.
And the '-d' command line argument isn't honoured, or am I using it wrong?
I'm running 'cheese -d /dev/video3 ' from a terminal but it opens always the default laptop webcam.
The version of cheese I'm running is Cheese 3.34.0.

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Kai Kasurinen
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2020-08-07
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2020-08-07

sudo cheese --device=/dev/video3

Does that work OK?

Falk Bay (falkartis) said : #2

I just tried it out, it still opens the first input device.

Falk Bay (falkartis) said : #3

Is it a bug?

Falk Bay (falkartis) said : #5

Thanks Kai Kasurinen, that solved my question.

This is how to do it with GUI.
This patch enables the headerbar, which can be used to open preferences.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/cheese/-/merge_requests/34

Someone made a PPA wih this patch, and I can confirm it works. Have a look at the following comment for details.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+bug/1879183/comments/3