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my webcam does not work?

asked 2013-01-23 13:03:16 -0600

jamesg. gravatar image

updated 2013-06-11 07:56:52 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

I am running Fedora 18 on ASUS Laptop older model, webcam does not work is there any programs to download for this problem?

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Is there a button or button combo on the keyboard to turn it on?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-01-24 01:55:48 -0600 )edit

This simple command worked for me, let me know whether it did for you: yum install gstreamer

Camilo Garcia gravatar imageCamilo Garcia ( 2013-04-08 16:40:16 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-09-10 03:33:53 -0600

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To solve your problem you have to do just this :

Sign in as root User :

$ su -
# yum install ucview
# touch /etc/modprobe.d/uvcvideo.conf 
# echo "options uvcvideo nodrop=1" > /etc/modprobe.d/uvcvideo.conf

Thats all !!! and Now your Webcam will WORK successfully.

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This worked for me. Thanks Malek B. Thanks.

fedora4life gravatar imagefedora4life ( 2014-01-23 18:30:27 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-06-11 05:45:55 -0600

Ajay123 gravatar image

For making your webcam work you don't require any programs to download. If you have a laptop an sure there is webcam along with the laptop.Take a proper look at it and am sure you will be able to use your webcam.

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answered 2013-06-27 06:29:41 -0600

nice discussion with technical replies on web cam problem. if you re facing the same problem still after these valuable replies, i suggest you to find the details and call on customer care contact number. Hope that your problem will be done on the call itself. If you don't have the details of customer care contact numbers (toll free for most of the companies) for UK, USA and CANADA Regions. you may get it from this useful website just click on link provided for computers you will be detailed about various companies, select ASUS there you go.Hope your problem will be solved on the call itself

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