[SOLVED] How to test computer camera

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[SOLVED] How to test computer camera

Post by julianvb » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:09 pm

2018-03-24

It's been a long time since I last used my desktop camera in Linux. I would appreciate any advice from this forum on how to check my camera. Thanks very much.
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A: Kernel 4.15.0-20 i686, LM19.1 Sonya, 32-bit, MATE 1.20.1, Atom N270, 2gb RAM, 64gb SSD
B: Kernel: 4.10.0-38 i686, LM18.3 Sylvia, 32-bit, MATE 1.18.0, Atom N270, 2gb RAM, 64gb SSD
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Re: How to test computer camera

Post by Cosmo. » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:45 pm

What is your version of Mint and what is the desktop environment? Which kernel and which architecture? If you don't know open a terminal and enter:

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inxi -Sz
Paste the output here.

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Do not forget this in the future.

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Re: How to test computer camera

Post by cool » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:34 pm

Cheese should automatically detect your camera.
Another good one to test your camera from terminal is luvcview:

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apt install luvcview
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Re: How to test computer camera

Post by julianvb » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:07 am

cool and Cosmo,

Thanks for your prompt and helpful response. As a webcam app and tester, Cheese 3.18.1-2 works out perfectly and easily even though luvcview is unavailable in Linux Mint's Synaptic.

I thought I always had most of my Linux system information in the Signature area automatically (listed immediately after each message) as
Julianvb: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya 32bit, Desktop Cinnamon 3.4.3, Jetway mini-mothboard with Intel Atom N270 CPU, 2gb Ram, 64gb ssd.

Listed below is the output of

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 inxi -Sz 
System: Host min5 Kernel:4.8.0-53-generic i686 (32-bit)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.3 --- Distro Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
I'll amend my system info in my Signature accordingly.

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A: Kernel 4.15.0-20 i686, LM19.1 Sonya, 32-bit, MATE 1.20.1, Atom N270, 2gb RAM, 64gb SSD
B: Kernel: 4.10.0-38 i686, LM18.3 Sylvia, 32-bit, MATE 1.18.0, Atom N270, 2gb RAM, 64gb SSD
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Re: [SOLVED] How to test computer camera

Post by Cosmo. » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:56 am

There is not the least timely relationship between a signature and a post. Out of this and other reasons signatures are disabled from display here. A system spec belongs to the same place as a question.

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Re: How to test computer camera

Post by bjmh46 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:40 am

cool wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:34 pm
Cheese should automatically detect your camera.
Another good one to test your camera from terminal is luvcview:

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apt install luvcview
I don't know about "luvcview", but I use guvcview and/or cheese.

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Re: [SOLVED] How to test computer camera

Post by julianvb » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:13 am

bjimh,

Thanks for introducing me to Guvcview. It's comes with many adjustment features and I like it very much. I think cool meant guvcview when he wrote luvcview. Thank you both just the same. It is always good to have more than one tool to use for any job. Cheese is extremely easy to use.

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A: Kernel 4.15.0-20 i686, LM19.1 Sonya, 32-bit, MATE 1.20.1, Atom N270, 2gb RAM, 64gb SSD
B: Kernel: 4.10.0-38 i686, LM18.3 Sylvia, 32-bit, MATE 1.18.0, Atom N270, 2gb RAM, 64gb SSD
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