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Flash in Ubuntu: WebCam doesnot work : Camera is unavailable

Yet another day looking for a solution to an issue in ubuntu. but I am loving it :)

I am trying to get my webcam work with live.yahoo.com or justin.tv in ubuntu. For some reason adobe flash is unable to open my web cam. It shows up a modal dialog box: "Camera is unavailable, may be in use by another application" Results from video test on Skype, on the other hand, is positive on my system. So My webcam is not the issue here. Also the tabs in the options are not focusable. I mean I click on them, NOTHING happens.

There was a bug raised in Adobe Support forums. I posted back, if you know a solution let me know.

System : Lenovo Y410
Browser: Firefox 3.0
Flash: 10 downloaded from adobe.com



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