Camera not working with Cheese
Hello, you should follow these steps to solve your problem:
1. Update packages: Make sure your system is up to date by running the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

2. Install missing codecs: Cheese may require additional codecs to work properly. Install the necessary GStreamer plugins by running:

sudo apt install gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly

3. Check video device permissions: Ensure that your user has the necessary permissions to access the video devices. Add your user to the video group by running:

sudo usermod -aG video $USER

4. Verify video device settings: Check if the video device settings are correct. Run the following command to list the device settings:

v4l2-ctl --list-formats-ext -d /dev/video1

Replace /dev/video1 with the appropriate device if needed. Make sure that the listed formats are supported by the webcam.

5. Try a different application: Test your webcam with another application to see if the issue is specific to Cheese. You can try using VLC media player or another webcam application to check if the webcam is recognized and working properly.

6. Reinstall Cheese: If none of the above steps work, consider reinstalling Cheese. First, remove the existing installation:

sudo apt remove cheese

Then, install it again:

sudo apt install cheese

Messages In This Thread
Camera not working with Cheese - by cypresstwist - 08-16-2022, 09:28 PM
RE: Camera not working with Cheese - by juliamenendez - 08-18-2023, 02:02 AM

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