Ubuntu: Very low webcam framerate in Dell Mini 10



Question:

The framerate of the built in webcam of my Dell Mini 10 (Inspiron 1010) is extremely slow (may be 1 frame every 10 seconds).

Initially I couldn't see the webcam image. After following the instruction from this previous questions

Webcam not recognized in Dell Mini 10v on Lucid Lynx. How to troubleshoot?

https://askubuntu.com/questions/3222/my-webcam-wont-work-how-do-i-debug

I executed gstreamer-properties and change the Video Default Output from "X Window System (X11/XShm/Xv)" to "X Window System (No Xv)". Now I can see the webcam image, but with a very low frame rate.

Any idea about how to solve this? I am running 10.04


Solution:1

These Dells are becoming famous about it... :-(

Are you using Cheese? Please try changing the default resolution (usually 1024x768), sometimes it's just that. Under Edit -> Preferences, lower it to something like 320x240.


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