how can i activate mywebcam?? i can't found it on my device manager.. i have built in cam.. pls help.. thanks..

Asked by ghetto03 on 2008-07-08

pls help me.. thanks...

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2008-07-08
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2008-07-31
Thomas Roten (tsroten) said : #1

Could you give us some more information please? What brand and model is your laptop (I assume it's a laptop)?
Try checking out the Laptop Testing Team's findings: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam
Just locate your computer and see what notes are given concerning the built-in camera.

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #2

Well...

To use your webcam I would try two things.

1) Open a terminal and type:

"lsusb"

The results should show an ID for your webcam.

2) Open a terminal and type:

"sudo apt-get install cheese"

This should install the cheese application which can use your webcam. Then you can run cheese and see if your webcam works.

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #3

Thomas -- any update?

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