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by Prufrock
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3/20 <SOLVED>
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3

I said the previous post was the final one - but there's one more. Finally, I can edit the heading to say it's solved , even if it meant new hardware. :D The new webcam has arrived and it works in Mint 20! It works with Cheese and Guvcview. Not quite reliable in the USB3 hub on the monitor, better i...
by Prufrock
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3/20 <SOLVED>
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3

Hi: One final update. Thanks for the propmpt to move to Mint 20. The good news is that it's working well and a couple of key programs that were causing problems in 19.3 are now running properly again - and in newer versions. The not so good news: the webcam still doesn't work! Well, it does still wo...
by Prufrock
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3/20 <SOLVED>
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3

Thanks for the speedy reply! I might give Mint 20 a go - when I last looked it was still a Beta version, a bit too scary for me (as you see, I'd only just got round to moving to 19 on the desktop machine). But it's been released this very day, so thanks for the heads up. After all, it might work! Th...
by Prufrock
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3/20 <SOLVED>
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3

Thanks for taking so much time on this - sorry it's turned out so troublesome. I began a reply last night but it was getting complicated and late, so have come back to this tonight. And now there's a slight difference - though no real improvement, alas. As you suspected, installing the module made n...
by Prufrock
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3/20 <SOLVED>
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3

On that bug report, I've listed list the file video0 in /dev: crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 0 Jun 26 16:44 video0 I'm not sure the groups are the problem: laptop & desktop show membership of same groups - neither has video: [my username] adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare And the laptop, o...
by Prufrock
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3/20 <SOLVED>
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3

Hi again. Thanks for the speedy replies - before I'd finished responding to the first one! The mouse has sole use of the USB receiver (keyboard is wired USB). Other USB devices are several: scanner (but usually turned off), monitor USB hub (on a USB3 port), etc. In fact, here's a list after lsusb: B...
by Prufrock
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3/20 <SOLVED>
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3

OK, so I was wrong about those kernel versions! Very polite of you not to emphasise the point but instead just show me how to proceed. Both machines now on same kernels, 5.4.0-39-generic; the laptop still works fine. Have performed sudo modprobe uvcvideo on the desktop, with this result now: uvcvide...
by Prufrock
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3/20 <SOLVED>
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3

Hi: thanks for picking this up. I think we're getting somewhere now! Cheese works with the webcam on the laptop & on the USB live version on the desktop. On the desktop install, it does light up the camera LED and show a green rectangle, but no picture. Kernel versions - the laptop is newer (5.3.0-6...
by Prufrock
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3/20 <SOLVED>
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3

Hi: thanks for the response. Using a Live USB version on the desktop with Cheese does work, which is odd but thanks for suggesting this. On the desktop installation, Cheese just says 'Camera not found' or 'There was an error playing video from the webcam'. One more odd thing: sometimes, when startin...
by Prufrock
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3/20 <SOLVED>
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Webcam no longer working after move to Mint 19.3/20 <SOLVED>

I wonder if anyone can help with an issue after I moved to Mint 19.3? The external webcam I've been using with my desktop machine no longer works on Zoom, Cheese, Skype, etc. yet it worked fine on 18.3 and it still works fine when plugged into my laptop, also with 19.3. Even stranger, perhaps, is th...
by Prufrock
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Booting from an SSD partition to /home on a RAID array in Mint 18
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Booting from an SSD partition to /home on a RAID array in Mint 18

Thanks! That seems to be right. After commenting out the redundant line about md127, I re-started the computer. It fell back to emergency mode again, with this time the message in red: timed out waiting for device dev-disk-by\[UUID of the RAID array] (and a feeling of despair on my part) However , s...
by Prufrock
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Booting from an SSD partition to /home on a RAID array in Mint 18
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Booting from an SSD partition to /home on a RAID array in Mint 18

I've recently upgraded from Mint 17.3 to Mint 18, and mostly this works well - but only after receiving a message on starting up that tells me I'm in emergency mode. Following the instruction to press <Ctrl+D> re-starts the system and boots me into the desktop, with access to /home on my 2TB RAID 1 ...

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