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hitesh_1717
October 3rd, 2008, 08:46 PM
I have a compaq presario C700 laptop with inbuilt webcam:D......but i dont know how to use it in ubuntu 8.04:(.....pls guide...

linuxwizard
October 4th, 2008, 06:22 AM
Try using Ekiga see if the cam works/detected. You may have to work with the settings > Open Ekiga > Edit > Preferences > Devices > Video Devices > try changing some of the settings. (try both V4L and V4L2)

To test your webcam you can do this:
There are 6 icons on the left side of the main Ekiga window. Push the 4th button from the top (a grey round webcam). If eveything is ok, you'll see the output of the webcam. If not, you'll see the Ekiga logo bouncing slowly.

If Ekiga doesn't work post results of the command > lsusb

hitesh_1717
October 4th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Thanks Linuxwizard......by using your advice now i am able to take pictures using ekiga.....i am trying to gradually switch over to ubuntu from windows XP..... is there any other application also available to take pictures using webcam.....can i record my videos using ekiga....i can now take pictures bt still i m not sure of what other uses ekiga can have....pls guide...

hitesh_1717
October 4th, 2008, 08:02 PM
by the way this is the result which i got by using command lsusb

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 062a:0000 Creative Labs Optical Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b057 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000



what does it actually means??/:confused:

linuxwizard
October 4th, 2008, 08:12 PM
You can try using Cheese > http://www.gnome.org/projects/cheese/ > or Camorama. They are both in the repo.

Here is more info on Ekiga > http://wiki.ekiga.org/index.php/Main_Page


lsusb = it lists Product and Vendors ID # for USB devices.

hitesh_1717
October 5th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Thanks for your help....its really working for me...

but i am not able to install CHEESE.....its manual says to type the command "./configure; make; make install"...but whe i do this...this is what comes...



checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... no
checking for mawk... mawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name...
configure: error: in `/home/hitesh/cheese-2.24.0':
configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.

Ringi
October 5th, 2008, 03:05 PM
You can install Cheese from:
Application> Add/Remove (all available application)

hitesh_1717
October 6th, 2008, 06:55 PM
thanks Ringi....cheese is really great...i like the special effects:guitar:....but i am not able to record a video using it....what should i do???

dadisunil
November 4th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Hi,

I have installed cheese and I am able to capture the pictures. I am trying to install the veriface application. However, it's not detecting the webcam.

Can you help me with this?

Thanks in advance!

Sunil


Try using Ekiga see if the cam works/detected. You may have to work with the settings > Open Ekiga > Edit > Preferences > Devices > Video Devices > try changing some of the settings. (try both V4L and V4L2)

To test your webcam you can do this:
There are 6 icons on the left side of the main Ekiga window. Push the 4th button from the top (a grey round webcam). If eveything is ok, you'll see the output of the webcam. If not, you'll see the Ekiga logo bouncing slowly.

If Ekiga doesn't work post results of the command > lsusb

mzolisto01
June 21st, 2010, 08:56 PM
im new to Linux and mine still doesn't work below are the results of the command

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 004: ID 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem / E270 HSDPA/HSUPA Modem
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 174f:5212 Syntek USB 2.0 UVC PC Camera
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Pls help im using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx -

file:///tmp/moz-screenshot.pngfile:///tmp/moz-screenshot-1.pngfile:///tmp/moz-screenshot-2.png

no2498
June 21st, 2010, 09:37 PM
mzolisto01

in/on 910 and up cheese webcam booth is/should be loaded
look in sound & video

try the cam in cheese first


this is the cam you have
174f:5212 Syntek USB 2.0 UVC PC Camera

it should just work

mzolisto01
June 23rd, 2010, 03:32 PM
mzolisto01

in/on 910 and up cheese webcam booth is/should be loaded
look in sound & video

try the cam in cheese first


this is the cam you have
174f:5212 Syntek USB 2.0 UVC PC Camera

it should just work


just installed cheese and it works thanks a mil guys