Ubuntu

Webcam option not appearing when connecting a Webcam

Reported by Luis Alvarado on 2012-05-01
16
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

When I connect a webcam (Tried 3 different types that worked 3 days ago) they appear on the Upper-Right Cog menu above the option for Printers.

As of today, in all 3 PCs I tested the option is not appearing with any of the webcams.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.12-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic-pae 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
.proc.driver.nvidia.version:
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 295.40 Thu Apr 5 21:28:09 PDT 2012
 GCC version: gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5)
.tmp.unity.support.test.0:

ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Tue May 1 18:33:56 2012
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus:
 bcmwl, 5.100.82.38+bdcom, 3.2.0-23-generic-pae, i686: installed
 bcmwl, 5.100.82.38+bdcom, 3.2.0-24-generic-pae, i686: installed
 nvidia-current-updates, 295.40, 3.2.0-23-generic-pae, i686: installed
 nvidia-current-updates, 295.40, 3.2.0-24-generic-pae, i686: installed
 vboxhost, 4.1.14, 3.2.0-24-generic-pae, i686: installed
GraphicsCard:
 NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 440] [10de:0de0] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:0828]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
JockeyStatus:
 kmod:wl - Broadcom STA wireless driver (Proprietary, Enabled, In use) [auto-install]
 xorg:nvidia_current - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 xorg:nvidia_current_updates - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (post-release updates) (Proprietary, Enabled, In use)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic-pae root=UUID=1e4c6f3a-71cd-4936-afbb-fe94edcf8542 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 09/28/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: Intel Corp.
dmi.bios.version: DBZ6810H.86A.0032.2011.0928.1502
dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: DZ68DB
dmi.board.vendor: Intel Corporation
dmi.board.version: AAG27985-104
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnIntelCorp.:bvrDBZ6810H.86A.0032.2011.0928.1502:bd09/28/2011:svn:pn:pvr:rvnIntelCorporation:rnDZ68DB:rvrAAG27985-104:cvn:ct3:cvr:
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.7.8-0ubuntu1
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.1
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

Luis Alvarado (luisalvarado) wrote :
Luis Alvarado (luisalvarado) wrote :

I should add that the webcam does work with Cheese for example. The only problem is that the webcam option does not appear when the webcam is connected.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
kroq-gar78 (kroq-gar78) wrote :

Same here, except that my webcam is built in to my laptop.

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