In windows I can open "My Computer" and click on the "Webcam" icon to get a feed from my webcam. I can also take snapshots of that feed.
Can I do the same in Ubuntu? Without installing any extra applications like Photobooth.
Since you want an answer "without installing any extra applications like Photobooth," I've tried to give a solution that doesn't depend on very much. Also I'm assuming that your webcam uses "Video4Linux2" and that it is
From the command line:
Note that "v4l2src" contains a lowercase L and not the number 1. On your system the command may be
If you don't mind installing other applications, here is how you can do this in a few other applications. All of them can easily be installed via