How To Disable Built-in Webcam In Linux

Disable Built-in Webcam In Linux

5 Responses

  1. aum patil says:

    I just typed sudo modprobe -r uvcvideo in terminal and it disabled my webcam. Tried sudo modprobe uvcvideo but turned out to be of no use.Ubuntu 16.04 user. please help

    • sk says:

      Looks like you removed the module, not disabled it. Remove the following lines in blacklist.conf file and try to enable it back.

      ##Disable webcam.
      blacklist uvcvideo

  2. raieton says:

    How can I manage applications that have an access to my webcam without disabling the webcam?

  3. ElDee says:

    This is good. It really works, but can you point me to a solution for the following: I have an Acer 7750 laptop with a built in webcam. I’ve physically disabled it (unplugged the camera and left the wire inside). However, the hardware is still being recognized. I use an external USB webcam, and I’d like to only have that available. When I try your solution, it blocks the external camera, too. Is there a way to keep the built in webcam disabled (not shown in any camera selection list) while still being able to use the external USB? TIA

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