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Thread: Webcam in Toshiba Satellite 500

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    Webcam in Toshiba Satellite 500

    Hello.
    Good day.
    I am new in using Ubuntu and I am very excited using this operating system. I did successfully installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba satellite 500 and works fine.
    However, when I did tried a skype video call the video is a bit dark and then I remembered that in my windows os there is a web cam driver that will enable me to change and fix the brightness of the video.
    My question is, is there a web cam driver for Toshiba satellite 500 that is compatible for Ubuntu?

    Thank you in advance and I am looking forward to hear from you soon..

    Regards,
    Rhedil

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    Re: Need Webcam Driver for Toshiba satellite 500

    Hi rhedil.gomez. Welcome to the forum

    Could you open a terminal, run these commands and post back its results?
    Code:
    lsusb
    
    ls /dev/video
    
    lsmod | grep video
    Regards.

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    Re: Need Webcam Driver for Toshiba satellite 500

    Hello papilbe.
    Thanks for the reply.

    Here's the results when I ran the command in the terminal.

    Screenshot from 2014-01-23 16:16:44.png

    Please advise.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Need Webcam Driver for Toshiba satellite 500

    Thanks.

    I believe I have the same webcam on my Toshiba laptop

    Install guvcview from the Software Center. There you can adjust several settings including brightness and contrast.

    Make sure to adjust the settings while the webcam is not being used by other application (Skype may be open but not on a video call, or seeing the camera input in Skype's settings).

    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

    BTW: you can copy paste the text on the terminal using your mouse and mouse right click. It is more easier that taking a screenshot

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    Re: Need Webcam Driver for Toshiba satellite 500

    Hello pabibe..
    Thank you soo much for your help.. It did worked I downloaded guvcview and it worked like a charm Thank you..

    I have another question and I need help.
    I have an ipad mini and I want to connect it in my laptop.. However, I did connect it in my laptop it says something like this.

    Screenshot from 2014-02-03 20:48:58.png
    I did already entered my ipad's password but still it won't work. I did even turn off the pass code it's still not working..
    Can you help me with this please..
    Thanks in advance..

    Best regards,
    Rhedil

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    Re: Webcam in Toshiba Satellite 500

    The original problem is solved, so please mark the thread so.
    For the Ipad problem please open a new thread in the Apple forum.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: Webcam in Toshiba Satellite 500

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    The original problem is solved, so please mark the thread so.
    For the Ipad problem please open a new thread in the Apple forum.
    ^^^
    This. The second support request has nothing to do with the title of the thread so can become confusing and misleading for future travellers as well as reducing your chances of getting support.

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