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Installed OS Generic Video but no linuxvideo adaptor found (R2016a - Ubuntu)

Asked by Rolf
on 4 Sep 2017
Latest activity Commented on by Rolf
on 13 Mar 2018
I used >>supportPackageInstaller to install "OS Generic Video", but for some reason 'linuxvideo' is still not to be found. More details in the image.


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Answer by Shashank on 7 Sep 2017


Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, it did not help. Based on your suggestions I tried the following:
Install V4L2:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb `lsb_release -cs` main universe"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gem-plugin-v4l2
Than, I copied from the toolbox folder:
After, I removed all files in that folder and placed back, I rebooted Matlab.
>> checked if it worked (still didn't).
Last, I reinstalled OS Generic Video using supportPackageInstaller and rebooted the computer.
>> checked if it worked (still didn't).
Forgot to mention last time, but all other programs that use a webcam work as expected on the computer (e.g., cheese, etc.).
I have the exact same issue, did you find a solution?
Unfortunately, it seems to be a problem that remains unsolved by the community. I 'solved' it by switching to Windows OS.

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