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Offline justalexander3

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Webcam troubles - Device not found
« on: April 11, 2020, 10:17:56 pm »
Hello.

First time posting and still a beginner to Linux. I've been using peppermint since P8 and I love it. But always had a problem with the webcam on this laptop. I have searched and never found a solution. It always says device not found. No problem on my other laptop after installing cheese but never any luck with this one and now this is the only computer I have. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Webcam troubles - Device not found
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2020, 04:06:55 am »
Hi justalexander3,

It is almost impossible to help people with hardware issues without knowing anything about the hardware.  :-\ Open a terminal window and enter this command:

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inxi -Fz
then copy the output and post it back here in your next message.  ;)

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Re: Webcam troubles - Device not found
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 10:40:44 am »
check if these are installed.. you can do so by typing in terminal

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sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras ffmpeg vlc guvcview

you might have to use the Tab button on the restricted extras part of the installation in order to proceed if its not already there, between them you might install the necessary codecs to get the audio video webcam working.
guvcview is a better option than cheese too as cheese tends to hate some ubuntu installs and will either not open or not show video.
once installed reboot & give it a go and get back to us
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