web cam will not come on after being plugged up

Asked by sherri on 2008-12-26

cannot find anything about a web cam in programs nor do i know what to download for a webcam

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2008-12-26
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2008-12-27
AtomCell (shelhatem) said : #1

hi,
you can use Xsane software
(in case it is not installed try " sudo apt-get install xsane " )
if xsane say that he cannot find correct driver or some think like that please send your log file
kind regards
hatem

Andre Mangan (kyphi) said : #2

You need a programme for your webcam to display an image and the choice of programme depends on which version of Ubuntu you are using.

Not all webcams work in Linux because some manufacturers are very secretive about the components used in the goods they sell.
I can check for you if your webcam will work and which driver it needs. To do that you will have to provide me with the output of one simple command:
Go to Applications, Accessories, Terminal and type:

 lsusb

l = lower case L

Barry (barrytafe) said : #3

Hi: There is a program for a webcam in ubuntu hardy i have recently installed,
go to,

Applications > Add/Remove > Graphics >Camorama Webcam Viewer ( 4 Star Rating )

Check Box > and apply changes, should install and get you up and running,

Hope this solves your problem.
Regards
Barry.

P.S.
Logitech are normally good webcams ( USB Connect )

john (no2498) said : #4

Bus 005 Device 004: ID 043d:007b Lexmark International, Inc. InkJet Color Printer
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 043d:007c Lexmark International, Inc. Lexmark X1110/X1130/X1140/X1150/X1170/X1180/X1185
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 043d:007a Lexmark International, Inc. Generic Hub
Bus 005 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 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:0920 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

ill take some help also if you dont mind

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