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Thread: Can't get webcam to work

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    Can't get webcam to work

    I have a Creative Labs webcam (don't know the model).
    Cheese doesn't see it but in Terminal
    Code:
    mplayer tv://
    sometimes will work but mostly it doesn't.
    Skype can't see it either.
    Audio Settings (Phonon - KDE) has it as UVC Camera (041e:4058.
    Any sugestions would be welcome.

    Kubuntu 13.04
    64bit HP Compaq PC

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    Re: Can't get webcam to work

    Have you tried uvcvideo yet? It's a substitute to cheese with more options.

    And please post back the outputs of -
    Code:
    usb-devices | grep -B4 -A6 4058
    lsmod
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    Re: Can't get webcam to work

    Try installing uvcview. Uncheck any "Auto Levels" and adjust the brightness. Then quit, no need to Save, and try Skype

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    Re: Can't get webcam to work

    Quote Originally Posted by coldraven View Post
    Uncheck any "Auto Levels" and adjust the brightness.
    Thanks for pointing that out coldraven. I should remember that..
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    Re: Can't get webcam to work

    Thank you for all the help. I gave up in the end and purchased a QuickCam Pro 9000.
    It worked straight out of the box!

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    Re: Can't get webcam to work

    No problem. Thanks for sharing with us, now we know a model that works out-of-box.
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