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Webcam not recognized by Cheese

Postby tharpa on Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:07 pm

I have a Zareason with Linux Mint Cinnamon. It has a built in webcam. However, Cheese says "No device found." Is there any other webcam software similar to Cheese so I can double-check? Any other thoughts?

Update: It turns out that my Zareason has a button above the keyboard that you have to press to activate the webcam. Problem solved.
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Re: Webcam not recognized by Cheese

Postby semicolon on Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:44 pm

Cheese should be able to recognize your webcam, especially as your laptop came with linux preinstalled. There may be a Fn+F-key combination to turn the webcam on, for me it is Fn+F10 (that was my fault when I first tried the webcam on my laptop), or maybe there is a LED indicating the webcam?

edit: good to hear you figured it out yourself :)
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