I have a Logitech C510 webcam connected to my desktop running 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10, but it doesn't seem to be working when I run Cheese and Skype. After doing some search, it seems this webcam should just work out of the box. However, Cheese and Skype don't seem to work with it.
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.
since a few months I've got this problem:Today I just wanted to skype a lil' bit with my friend in Zürich. Suddenly my keyboard stopped working. I managed to get it working again just by plug it in again.The problem appears only when I start my webcam. For example over skype.
Webcam stopped working in skype 2.2., it works in cheese, "system/preference/sound"(to turn on microphone) shows the webcam, skype "options/video devices" shows webcam- but 'test' just has a black screen. During calls, the other party sees my avatar image, I see incoming video. The blog/forum suggestions are mostly for Ubuntu 11 & 12.
I was using windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron N4010 and my webcam worked fine. I used dell webcam central and everything was fine. sometimes I reinstall my OS and I don't know from when my web cam stopped working. When I use any app whic uses webcam the webcam light just flashes ones and nothing happens.
I have a c270 Logitech webcam and I just noticed, that the LED is on, indicating that the webcam is recording. However there is no application (I would be aware of) using the webcam. So how do I find out how and what activated it?