Use Your Webcam in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) 2


If you want to connect your webcam in Ubuntu, install Cheese,  a webcam application that supports image and video capture. Going through some old stuff yesterday, I stumbled upon my missing Logitech USB Webcam that I thought wouldn’t work in Ubuntu. This webcam works great with my Windows systems, but I was yet to try it in Ubuntu. So, this morning I installed Cheese and connected the webcam and Cheese immediately recognized and fired it up. In no time, I was taking pictures and recording videos from the webcam.

This brief guide shows you how to install Cheese in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot).

 

Objectives:

  • Install Cheese Webcam program
  • Connect your webcam
  • Enjoy!

 

To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When Terminal opens, run the commands below to install Cheese.

sudo apt-get install cheese

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Next, launch ‘Dash’ and open Cheese

 

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Hopefully Cheese will recognize your webcam and fire it up for you.

 

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Enjoy!

 

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All recorded videos will be saved in the video folder of your home directory: /home/video. And photos saved in /home/pictures.


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