Disable Laptop Camera in Ubuntu 14.04

Disable Laptop Camera Ubuntu 14.04

Quick tip for beginners: how to disable your laptop camera in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. Also works on previous Ubuntu releases.

You may ask why? Just in case, right?

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open a terminal. When it opens, run this command to edit the config file:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Add a new line into the end to blacklist camera and save the file:

blacklist uvcvideo

Restart and that’s it. To re-enable camera, just remove this line from the blacklist.conf.

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