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Paper Tape
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-23-2012
Location: india

Want to use built-in camera in linux.

Dear All,



I purchased a Lenovo G570 (Model Name: 20079).

It has Core i3 2350M and 4GB RAM.


I have installed Ubuntu Linux on my laptop.


How can I use the built-in camera of my laptop?



Srinivas Nayak

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Posts: 4,034
Registered: ‎01-13-2008
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

Re: Want to use built-in camera in linux.



The few articles I Googled on this topic indicated that the webcam should Just Work.  Does this guide help?


Ubuntu Documentation > Community Documentation > Webcam



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Posts: 247
Registered: ‎10-11-2011
Location: france

Re: Want to use built-in camera in linux.

I did test it using skype it worked flawlessly ... I have to test it using jingle too


Btw do you know the specs of that cam ?

-- g470 s103t
Lenovo S10-3t | Model Name : 0651 | Mfg Date: 2010/06/08
Lenovo G470 | Model Name : 20078 | M fg Date: 11/03/23 | BIOS: 40CN23WW(V2.09) 06/20/2011 | CPU: i5-2410M | Linux version 3.3.4lenovog470+ (root@lap) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-4) ) #8 SMP Tue May 1 10:23:48 CEST 2012
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎02-17-2012
Location: United States

Re: Want to use built-in camera in linux.

I usually use Cheese to test/record/take photos.