The default user not a member of group video

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Tue Feb 3 23:10:08 UTC 2015

On Wed, Feb 04, 2015 at 02:09:41AM AEDT, Tommi Höynälänmaa wrote:
> It seems that the default user is not a member of group video by default in
> Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Consequently e.g. the builtin cameras of laptops do not
> work unless you add the default user to the group video. I think that the
> default user should be a member of group video by default.

I know logind manages permissions for audio devices for the active user, so I am sure the same thing is done for video devices. What software have you tried to use that has not been able to work with your webcam? I have no problem using my webcam with google hangouts here, and I am not in the video group.


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