webcam

Asked by nu2ubuntu on 2010-02-15

How do I get Ubuntu to recognize my web-cam (on board) on a HP 6748 series laptop? Also, which programs are needed to do things like video phone or web conferences? nu2ubuntu.

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Federico Vera
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2010-02-15
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Best Federico Vera (fedevera) said : #1

Hi! 'most' of HP's embedded webcams use the uvc spec and they should work 'out of the box'. In order to test it you can install Cheese[1]. There are several applications for web conferencing, Skype[2], Ekiga[3], etc...

Hope this helps!

[1] In Karmic(Applications->Ubuntu Software Center->Cheese)
     In earlier versions (Applications->Add/Remove...->Cheese)
[2] http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/linux/choose/
[3] In Karmic(Applications->Ubuntu Software Center->Ekiga)
     In earlier versions (Applications->Add/Remove...->Ekiga)

nu2ubuntu (mj2guest2) said : #2

Thanks Federico Vera, that solved my question.