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Author: David Newman
To: oxlug
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] new release
Webcam work in Skype under 14.04 and 14.10, but not in all applications.
It seems to be a problem related to the ownership and permissions of the
devices /dev/video*

Too many applications pick the first one of those in the video group, so
they treat my TV tuner card as a webcam, and ignore the real webcam.


On 26/11/14 20:52, Curt Schroeder wrote:
> I've been running 14.04 for several months having upgraded from 12.04. I
> had to install the following package post-upgrade to re-enable network
> printing on my Canon Pixma MX850:
> apt-get install cups-backend-bjnp
> USB microphones (e.g. web cam, headset, etc) are currently a problem in
> 14.04. USB thumb drives and HDDs work OK, but I have not tried a USB
> optical drive.
> Best regards,
> Curt

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