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Thread: Cam not working

  1. #1
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    Cam not working

    Running 13.04 on ASUS W5F notebook. It has a rotating cam embedded/mounted above the screen, and it and as far as I can tell the system and it aren't talking at all. It's a 1.3M cam. Not essential for me, but would love if it worked.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Re: Cam not working

    Some cameras seem to have an "Auto level" setting that in a normally lit room result in just a black output.
    You can test this by installing Cheese (in the Software Centre) and then shine a flashlight at the camera. If you can then see something install "uvcview".
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install uvcview
    Quit Cheese, run uvcview, uncheck the "Auto level" box and adjust the Brightness slider. Then quit, no need to save anything and try Cheese again.

  3. #3
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    Re: Cam not working

    Tried this out, didn't have any luck. I did try to take a pic in Cheese, and I saw that funny array of green and green lines. I'm wondering if the cam might be dead in the first place.

    I tried to install ucview but the terminal said the packages weren't found.

  4. #4
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    Re: Cam not working

    because it's uvcview not ucview

    package could also be found in software center or synaptic package manager.
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
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    Re: Cam not working

    13.04 is obsolete. As a first step I recommend a clean install of 14.04.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

  6. #6
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    Re: Cam not working

    Initially a friend of mine got this regarding a webcam read out;

    lsmod | grep videodev

    107508 3 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core

    Now since upgrading to 14.04 that command finds nothing

  7. #7
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    Re: Cam not working

    An upgrade brings along old (and possibly wrong) config files and should be avioded. A fresh install is preferred.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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