View Full Version : [ubuntu] Remote Webcam Video Does not Update

July 13th, 2012, 11:30 PM
Hi Everybody,

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome in fallback mode. I sometimes access my laptop remotely using ssh -XC me@mylaptop...

The SSH works without a problem and I have no trouble viewing my webcam locally on the laptop i.e. using cheese, camorama, vlc, kamoso, and skype.

However, when I ssh -XC to the laptop and run the above programs I only get a still image which never updates. Anyway to fix this? I want to be able to see a live video remotely (so I can look at my fish tank whenever I feel like it).

P.S. I get the same results with different webcam aps and different webcams.