I just recently bought a new webcam. It is USB powered. For personal reasons, I wish to not use the built in webcam that came with my netbook.
I want to use this new one. I love empathy, it is a great chat client. But, I can't seem to switch my default webcam in empathy from the built in webcam, to the one I just bought.
So, is there a way to force empathy to use the USB powered webcam, rather than the built in webcam?
Let's eliminate some options.
I tried the gstreamer-properties method, root and normal user. No use.
I tried the configuration editor method as-well, trying to manually change web-cam defaults.
I also tried blacklisting the built in web-cams driver, but my second web-cam also
runs off that same driver so that option was pointless because it disabled both web-cams, instead of the one I needed to use.