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Webcam Drivers For Ubuntu

Sep 30, 2011, 12:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"So what was the magic solution? Simple. All I needed to do was to unplug and replug my webcam with the computer turned on. Wild, huh? But the problem was that like some Windows users I found also experiencing this issue, I had to do this with each boot into my operating system. Clearly, this was a real problem even if it wasn’t truly an issue with drivers for Ubuntu. The fix that worked best for me was to simply take the webcam off of the powered USB hub I was using, then plug it into my PC’s frontal USB port. Bingo! From then on out, it worked like a charm!

"If you’ve tried the suggestion above and find your webcam is still giving you some problems, your issue may be Ubuntu driver related. If you’re using an older webcam, odds are it’s going to be relying on the old spca driver. Go ahead and run this code in a terminal window..."

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