How can I use a Webcam with Ubuntu OS?

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I am a new user of Ubuntu. I want to use a webcam with Ubuntu OS. When I try to connect my webcam in PC’s USB it is not shown in my Ubuntu desktop. There is no message shown here. What can I do now?

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How can I use a Webcam with Ubuntu OS?

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Hey Luice.

Here i will tell you how to install Web cam on Ubuntu Operating System step by step.

  1. First you will have to unplug your USB webcam.
  2. Open terminal and type this code: (tail -f /var/log/messages)
  3. Now plug in your USB webcam.
  4. Type a code: (sudo apt-get install cheese).
  5. Go to the Menu > Select Application>Sound & video > Cheese Webcam Booth.
  6. Now you can see yourself in the webcam.

Hope this will help you.

Regards

Cathie.

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How can I use a Webcam with Ubuntu OS?

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Ubuntu provides two kind of function named ‘out-of-the-box' or 'just-works'. Just plug-in your webcam and use it. There is no driver disks or installation. To test webcam works in this way, install Cheese.

At first you have  to open the terminal window. Type the following command into the window

 ​“sudo apt-get install cheese”
  1.  Then run Cheese.  It should automatically detect your webcam.
  2. For record video or take a snapshot, click either on photo or video and select TAKE A PHOTO or START RECORDING.
  3. If there is still a problem then go to Troubleshooting For Ubuntu Webcam

Think it should  HELP you.

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