How are you trying to use the a495? When you attach it does nothing happen or does a pop up window appear with an option to open as a folder or F-Spot or another application? Is it that the application shuts down instead of accessing the camera? Or, is there absolutely no indication that you connected the camera?
With the camera attached and turned on, open a terminal and enter
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(that's a lowercase L) Please paste the output here, this should indicate if the camera is detected.
Is there a place in the camera's settings to determine how a USB connection is treated?
I have an Olympus Fe-4030 and I must choose from <Auto> <Storage> <MTP> and <Print>. When I connect my camera to the laptop with it set to Storage
the dialog I mentioned above opens. if I select folder I can easily drag and drop files. I could then open F-Spot but it was a little fussy. If I connect the camera with it set to <Auto>, it has me choose from the other options from the camera display. When the camera USB is set to MTP and I connect the camera, there is no visible indication that the contact was successful. But, F-Spot will easily import photos from the camera. As an aside, lsusb returns different vendor IDs depending on which USB connection setting I have the camera set to. When it is set to MTP, the terminal output gives a model number of C-350Z, a model that came out 7 years ago. Mine came out in February this year, I believe.
OK, your camera seems to be newer than mine. so check it's set-up options.
As for the webcams, check them with lsusb also. I suggest only having one of these items connected at a time until you get this worked out. If any of them are detected with lsusb, install cheese and see if it can connect with the web cam(s) individually.