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[SOLVED] LMDE install briefly turns on webcam. Why?

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 4:13 pm
by fschaap
I'm installing LMDE on an Acer C720 chromebook.

When I load the live USB desktop and click the "Install Linux Mint" icon, the webcam light briefly comes on.

What's this about?

Re: LMDE install briefly turns on webcam. Why?

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 5:25 pm
by leejosepho
...that's definitely caused by the account details module. It initializes the webcam if it finds one.

https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/2386

Re: LMDE install briefly turns on webcam. Why?

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 6:01 pm
by fschaap
Thanks! I see I should have searched for Cinnamon in combination with webcam, not Linux Mint.

Re: [SOLVED] LMDE install briefly turns on webcam. Why?

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 6:07 pm
by leejosepho
I found that by searching for "Linux Mint camera" since I have no idea how to use mine!

Re: [SOLVED] LMDE install briefly turns on webcam. Why?

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:40 pm
by fschaap
Well, you can install Cheese from the repositories to check if the camera works at all :-)

Re: [SOLVED] LMDE install briefly turns on webcam. Why?

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 6:56 pm
by darethehair
fschaap wrote:I'm installing LMDE on an Acer C720 chromebook.

When I load the live USB desktop and click the "Install Linux Mint" icon, the webcam light briefly comes on.

What's this about?
BTW, how is LMDE on the C720?

Re: [SOLVED] LMDE install briefly turns on webcam. Why?

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 2:30 pm
by fschaap
I've been meaning to write an install guide, but haven't gotten around to it.

LMDE on the C720 simply runs and runs great. I needed to upgrade the kernel to get the kernel modules for the touchpad to run, but other than that everything works out of the box. Other than that, uneventful :-)

Re: [SOLVED] LMDE install briefly turns on webcam. Why?

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 7:43 pm
by darethehair
fschaap wrote:I've been meaning to write an install guide, but haven't gotten around to it.

LMDE on the C720 simply runs and runs great. I needed to upgrade the kernel to get the kernel modules for the touchpad to run, but other than that everything works out of the box. Other than that, uneventful :-)
If you do write an install guide, I will be patient. If not -- just in case I go ahead with my desire to get a C720 myself -- what do you do in order to 'upgrade the kernel'? An 'apt' command? No other hocus-pocus?

Re: [SOLVED] LMDE install briefly turns on webcam. Why?

Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 4:20 pm
by fschaap
Busy! Yep, I just added Debian Jessie repo and apt-getted the 3.13 kernel.

Maybe we can write the install-guide together?

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:49 am
by lintel
fschaap wrote:Busy! Yep, I just added Debian Jessie repo and apt-getted the 3.13 kernel.
Got a C720-2420 last week :)
If you could assist we with the LMDE installation, I would write a detailed install guide afterwards for the forum.

1. Could you paste the terminal-commands please? I didn't use Debian so far.
2. Did you also set-up legacy boot as default -- inclusive opening the box and removing/refixing the screw?
3. Any further issues?

Thank you in advance!

Re: [SOLVED] LMDE install briefly turns on webcam. Why?

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:28 pm
by darethehair
This thread is soon to be even more relevant to me -- I am awaiting the delivery in a few weeks of a used Acer C720, with full plans to re-partition (using ChrUbuntu script?) and to install LMDE. I was hoping that this thread would have been updated in the meantime, but if not I'll just have to try my best :)

From a lot of Google searches, the first thing that confuses me is why people do not mention *how* they have re-partitioned their drives when installing non-Ubuntu distros. One guy said that 'gparted' seems to work, but leaves Chrome in an unbootable state. The 'ChrUbuntu' install script looks like it will work to do the re-partitioning, and uses a bunch of 'cgpt' to work its magic -- though I would prefer to understand/do this myself rather than relying on a script. Another reason for this is that what I would actually like to do is to make *two* new partitions i.e. one for LMDE, and one for Android-X86.

Any thoughts on this?