[xubuntu-users] USB camera being intercepted?

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Sat Nov 28 23:00:35 UTC 2015

On 28/11/15 22:18, Peter Flynn wrote:
> And indeed spca was one of the names I saw in syslog. Now all I need to
> do is root it out and destroy it, preferably permanently :-)

Hah. I installed cheese, which *does* used gspca, and I got a camera
image. So success on the webcam score, although the response time is
appalling, probably the age of the camera. But it'll do for the purpose
I want it for.

Thank you all very much for the help.

So if I wanted to download whatever is in its memory (old pix which I
assume I have elsewhere :-) it looks like I need to find out how to
disable gspca_main first. Lots of old web pages about how to do this,
none of which work nowadays (like adding it to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist).


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