Here's a screen capture of what my webcam is showing:
I think it is a driver problem, so I headed for my laptop manufacturer's website: http://acer.com/ and found 3 different drivers for my laptop model (an Acer Aspire 5745G) and downloaded them all not knowing which one is for my particular model.
I have just installed ubuntu 14.04, works great now, except it won't find the webcam. It's an Acer Travelmate 5735z notebook. I have nowhere found this topic in any forum.. even cheese doesn't find the cam. I had Kubuntu 13.04 before, the webcam worked. I don't even find any options about the webcam in the system preferences.
I have an Acer Aspire V5-431 with Ubuntu 14.04 (amd64) (before it has Windows 7 Home Basic x64), everything works except the webcam. I searched the additional drivers but Ubuntu can't find it, I tried to update the kernel at the 3.16.1 but the problem continue.
okay, I have been trying to figure this out for two days. I am kind of a noob, so bear with me. I'm on Ubuntu trying to get my cam set up and working with Cam4 temporarly(yes, I am a cam girl, I know, I know lol).
I have Acer Aspire 5515 series laptop which has webcam built-in.
When i open cheese - it says "no device found".
camorama says: "Could not connect to video device. Please check connection".
Neither lspci nor lsusb contain any records that can be webcam.....
I got a laptop (core 2 duo, 2 GB ram) without a webcam and using Ubuntu v. 12.10 OS. As I wish to make skype video calls with my Family I wish to buy a webcam. My budget is low, so I can't spent a lot on it. As I haven't found any webcam suggestions for the Ubuntu 12.10 OS, but only for earlier OS versions, could you suggest me a webcam type(s) that I could use for skype v.