[PLUG] Cheese not working

Arun Khan knura9 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 22:28:32 PDT 2012


On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Sudheer Bedekar :

> I use RV 508 Samsung laptop. Webcam in it is WEBCAM SCB-0355N. I want
> to use it for taking photo's and video. I installed Cheese and all
> related packages. I also installed vlc and mplayer because I heard
> this will solve the problem. Cheese still does not work. There is only
> a black screen, all buttons are greyed out. Can someone help me ? I am
> only a FOSS user, not a techie.

** Don't reveal phone numbers et al on a public archived mailing list **

You should also mention which Linux distro + Version + 32/64 bit etc.

The kernel probes the hardware in the system and ** automatically
loads the kernel driver module if it exists **

Most likely the Linux kernel does not have the kernel module for your
webcam chipset.

The output of 'lspci' and 'lsmod' should give us further clue about
your hardware.

lspci lists all the devices on the PCI bus.
lsmod lists all the kernel modules loaded in the kernel.

Share the out put of above in the list.

-- Arun Khan



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