Ubuntu not detecting my web camera??????

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Why is ubuntu not detecting my in build camera in my laptop. I have tried everything possible but it is not still working.

Please assist with a solution

Answered By 0 points N/A #82878

Ubuntu not detecting my web camera??????



Hi, usually when the webcam I built  in your laptop, it is supposed to be working as soon as you click on it however, if it is not detected then you should, go to start, device manager, check if there is a webcam icon, click and uninstall it, after which you power  down your PC, and restart, when it comes to back it should be working.
If this doesn't help, then you have to update a driver for the webcam, so on your laptop you should, select g50v , select your operating system , and download the driver that best works with your OS, download, restart and it is supposed to help  
Answered By 581830 points N/A #82879

Ubuntu not detecting my web camera??????


As always, before you can use the built-in camera on your laptop, the software for the camera should first be installed. When you install Linux on your laptop or any operating system, the driver for the built-in camera is not included in the installation. Installing it is a separate task. To make the camera work, you need the camera software that will work or that supports Linux.

Here are several webcam software for Linux and check which one will work for you. Try downloading Cheese 3.14.2 Webcam software. To install, run the following commands:

  • ./configure –prefix=/usr &&
  • make
  • make install

The last command “make install” should be executed as root. The next software you can try is Motion and installing it is easy because it is available via the Ubuntu Software Center. If you want to install it manually, run the following command in a terminal:

  • sudo apt-get install motion
  • mkdir .motion
  • sudo cp /etc/motion/motion.conf ~/.motion/motion.conf

To edit the configuration file, run the following command:

  • sudo nano ~/.motion/motion.conf

When you are done configuring Motion, you can start the application by running the following command:

  • sudo motion

To know more about Motion, visit Motion Installation Guide.

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