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p1zzaface
September 19th, 2008, 05:10 AM
I have an HP dv7000 notebook that came pre-installed with Vista. I am now running Ubuntu Hardy Heron on it (and loving it). The transition went by relatively smoothly, however, Ubuntu does not seem to be recognizing the integrated webcam. How does one go about remedying this issue? I'd like to be able to chat with my friends on Stickam again and take pictures with it.

Thanks in advance (:

remu
September 19th, 2008, 07:20 AM
Try running gstreamer-properties, go to the video tab, and under Output select v4l2, then see where it says Default, if there is a menu option for HP Webcam.

crazypenguin2008
September 19th, 2008, 07:28 AM
take note that the pidgin messenging platform doesnot support video chat.

but skype and amsn does

p1zzaface
September 19th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Try running gstreamer-properties, go to the video tab, and under Output select v4l2, then see where it says Default, if there is a menu option for HP Webcam.

IT WORKS! Thank you kind sir, you are a gentleman and scholar. Much obliged.

Ripfox
September 19th, 2008, 08:10 AM
Also, try Cheese it is very useful!

aquamammal
October 2nd, 2008, 02:45 PM
Hey, thanks for the suggestion, but how exactly do you run g streamer??

thanks.

remu
October 2nd, 2008, 03:06 PM
Alt+F2, or open a terminal, then the command is "gstreamer-properties". Remember, if you do this in the terminal, don't close it, or else it will close the new window.

ssofty
October 4th, 2008, 04:35 AM
Hello, my husband has a durabook laptop and we have voice working but not the built-in webcam. Does anyone know how to enable or install a built in webcam on a durabook laptop?

guardian93
October 19th, 2008, 07:06 PM
after setting gstreamer-properties, do i need to use a specific video capturing program? I ran streamer-properties, found Acer Crystal Eye webcam in the dropdown, tested Cheese but no dice.

dougmoffatt
September 11th, 2012, 07:01 PM
I am running XP in Virtual box on Ubuntu 12.04. Ubuntu recognises the integrated webcam but XP in vbox doesn't. Are there some settings in vbox I should be aware of? or is it something else? I am wanting the webcam to run Skype.

kkelly77
September 24th, 2012, 03:49 AM
I tried using the command gstreamer-properties which did bring up the settings window. However, when I tried to make the necessary changes I got the following error in the screenshot attached.

I also got the following code in Terminal when I type in the gstreamer command

gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'artsdsink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'esdsink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'glimagesink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'sdlvideosink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'v4lmjpegsrc'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'qcamsrc'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'esdmon'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Error running pipeline 'Video for Linux 2 (v4l2)': Cannot identify device '/dev/video0'. [v4l2_calls.c(488): gst_v4l2_open (): /GstPipeline:pipeline1/GstV4l2Src:v4l2src1:
system error: No such file or directory]
gstreamer-properties-Message: Error running pipeline 'Video for Linux (v4l)': Device "/dev/video0" does not exist. [v4l_calls.c(168): gst_v4l_open (): /GstPipeline:pipeline2/GstV4lSrc:v4lsrc1]
gstreamer-properties-Message: Error running pipeline 'Video for Linux 2 (v4l2)': Cannot identify device '/dev/video0'. [v4l2_calls.c(488): gst_v4l2_open (): /GstPipeline:pipeline5/GstV4l2Src:v4l2src2:
system error: No such file or directory]

Any ideas what's happening? I'm using a Targa Traveller 1534 laptop with built in webcam.

overdrank
September 24th, 2012, 11:10 AM
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