Cheese not working

Clay Weber clay at
Mon Sep 10 01:32:43 UTC 2012

On Sunday, September 09, 2012 09:30:38 AM Sudheer Bedekar wrote:
> I am using Samsung N508 laptop, Kubuntu 11.10.  Webcam in the laptop
> is WEBCAM SCB-0355N.I want to use it to take photographs, video etc. I
> installed Cheese and all related packages. I also installed vlc and
> mplayer ( because I heard that it will solve my problem). My problem
> is that Cheese does not work. It only shows a blackm screen, all
> buttons are greyed out. How can I make Cheese work ? I am relatively
> new to Kubuntu. Can someone help me ?

Have you tried Kamoso? I have found that older versions of cheese didn't 
always work. 

Also, posting the output of the command  lsusb might give us some hardware 
info to search for to see if your cam is supported or not.  

Clay Weber

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