View Full Version : [xubuntu] Web Cam Freezing

February 20th, 2012, 07:22 PM
On my HP dv6 laptop, that has a built-in “HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone”, I have found that the web cam (and probably also microphone, but I am less certain) tends to freeze up after a short time while in use. I can reset it to normal operation by closing whatever program I am using it with and restarting, but it will re-occur again and again. When I am using Skype, this webcam problem tends to crash skype and temporarily freeze up the whole computer. But I am confident that it is not a Skype issue since the same problem occurs with Google Video chat, as well as the Cheese webcam viewer (though less severe than with Skype).

I am using Xubuntu 11.10. I do not have the proprietary drivers from AMD installed for this computer’s video card since I found that having them installed prevents another program from working (which is completely unrelated to this web cam issue).