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How Do You Install Easycam?


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#1 ComputerFixz

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 11:58 AM

Well I need to install easy cam so ubuntu can detect my built in webcam but I have no idea how. Somebody gave me a link on how to do it but I don't understand any of that crap. Says go to terminal which I did and type in sudo su then my pass and I did that but then there was something I guess I was supposed to type but it did crap. Can someone please help me? I really want to do this but its so freakin confusing. Also if you could, put it in easy terms because I am very new to ubuntu and have yet to know how to do everything.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 12:09 PM

echo deb http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main >> /etc/apt/sources.list

And Then

echo deb-src http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main >> /etc/apt/sources.list


That is all you do then follow the rest of the how too.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 12:09 PM

What was the link they gave you?

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 12:13 PM

This is the link I got


https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/42997

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 12:25 PM

There exists a program called EasyCam that will (if your webcam is supported) find & install the driver for your webcam.

Right, here is howto install easycam

1) Add the EasyCam Repository to download Easycam from

In the terminal (Accessories > Terminal), run the command:

sudo su

(enter your password when asked). Then:

echo deb http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main >> /etc/apt/sources.list

And Then

echo deb-src http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main >> /etc/apt/sources.list

2) Installing EasyCam

First reload the package list by running the command (in the same terminal):

apt-get update

Then install EasyCam by running:

apt-get install easycam2-gtk

(Answer yes if it gives you any questions)

3) Running Easycam

When the installation has finished, close that Terminal window, and go to Accessories > EasyCam

Done! Click 'Next' in EasyCam and you are good to go


Just type the things they told you into the terminal.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 12:31 PM

Ok I got it...but will mywebcam now work on sites like myspace etc?

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 12:51 PM

Ok I got it...but will mywebcam now work on sites like myspace etc?



it might work.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 01:00 PM

Just tried ti :thumbsup: It doesn't...although easycam has the ability to record and take pictures from there...so I guess I can just upload em :flowers: Thank you guys for all you help.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:11 PM

thanks man.

succint and clear.

I had done this before, but ... I forgot it. so now I needed some help. and it works.

have a good time.




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