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Support => Hardware => Topic started by: maxy2 on March 01, 2019, 07:20:26 am

Title: Webcam working then stops
Post by: maxy2 on March 01, 2019, 07:20:26 am
In built web cam on MSI machine is not being picked up by PM 8 live USB. Actually, it starts off ok then drops and doesn't  come back. Used guv, cheese and VLC.

I have a f6 toggle on off but it does not bring it back.


Title: Re: Webcam working then stops
Post by: alynur on March 01, 2019, 02:44:03 pm
Hi maxy2, I have noticed that a lot of things don't work like they are supposed to in the live session but after installing and updating everything, I've had very few problems. One way of knowing how a distro is going to work after being installed is to install it on a second usb memory, preferably 16 gb min. That way you can update it and you should get a better idea of how it's going to work installed on a machine, of course it's going to be slower on the usb. I have Peppermint 8 installed on a 32 gb memory and it has saved my butt a couple of times when I had equipment problems, usually a hard drive dying.
Title: Re: Webcam working then stops
Post by: maxy2 on March 02, 2019, 06:07:35 am
Hi  Alynur, thanks for your suggestion. Funnily enough my next step will be to load a full OS onto a usb as I find that easier than partitioning etc. I can then later when needed upgrade etc without trouble. I also agree it is a good way to try out a new distro or edition of the current OS. It will be interesting to see the difference between the live ISO and the full install  on a USB. I will even have the luxury of including full system encryption when installing.

 My web cam is now working sometimes but  maybe an update of the driver may work. I will have to work out how to find the webcam name and the driver update.
Title: Re: Webcam working then stops
Post by: Sgthawker on March 02, 2019, 07:17:18 am
I have purchased Sandisk Ultra USB 3.0 thumb drives, and noticed a massive increase in speed when writing .iso files for testing distros. That led me to a Corsair GTX 3.1 thumb drive with 440MBs read / write speeds near the same as internal SSDs. Well worth the expense if you run an OS off of a thumb drive.

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