I have an integrated webcam in my laptop. I know that it works and that ubuntu recognized it because at installation it asked if I wanted a photo taken for some kind of image associated with my account. When I look in system settings, I do not see any webcam in the hardware section. I would like to disable the webcam like you can do in Windows, but as I can't find it in my hardware section, how can I disable it? I cannot even unplug it as it is integrated into the monitor. Am I looking in the wrong place?? I am using 12.04
Ubuntu – How to disable the webcam
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Find the vendor and device id for the webcam with
Do a "grep" on the vendor id and product id:
1-1is what you need.
bConfigurationValuein this directory needs to contain a
0to disable the device or a
1to enable it. But this file is owned by root so to alter it (change the 0 to a 1 to enable) ...
to disable. You can check the camera and it will be disabled.
This is not permanent yet. A reboot will set it back to what is was before. To make it permanent:
1-1is the directory we used and use a