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I'm using fedora 15 on my HP G42 laptop, I didn't install any particular packages for access web camera. Does the default OS support access web camera or Do I need to install any software package for that?

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Fedora should support your web camera out of the box.

To verify that your camera is working, you could try executing the following command in a terminal

mplayer tv://

A window should pop up with your webcam stream.

If you don't have mplayer installed, you can install it by running the following command:

yum install mplayer

There's also a more user-friendly webcam application called Cheese located in Applications -> Sound and Video -> Cheese

If you don't have already have Cheese, you can install it by executing the following command in a terminal.

yum install cheese
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I did that, here is the output I get: MPlayer SVN-r35234-4.7.2 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team mplayer: could not connect to socket mplayer: No such file or directory Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control. Playing tv://. TV file format detected. Selected driver: v4l2 name: Video 4 Linux 2 input author: Martin Olschewski <> comment: first try, more to come ;-) v4l2: unable to open '/dev/video0': No such file or directory v4l2: ioctl set mute failed: Bad file descriptor v4l2: 0 frames successfully processed, 0 frames dropped. – Alexandre Bourlier Feb 18 '14 at 11:37
But mplayer is installed on my laptop – Alexandre Bourlier Feb 18 '14 at 11:37

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