Install CameraMonitor in Ubuntu Linux (Notification applet written in GTK+)

If you have installed a web cam on your GNU/Linux Laptop or PC and would like to get a small notification whenever it's switched on without distracting your current work, then "cameramonitor" is exactly for you. It's written in GTK+ toolkit and aimed at Gnome desktop (obviously). 

But you can use it in KDE or XFCE (the desktop that's getting some serious attention after Gnome3 and Unity going in their own ways) nonetheless. It's originally written by a developer called infinito and is officially supported by Ubuntu repositories. 

As you can see this is a very basic utility and you can use its preference window to set it to auto load on desktop startup, well that's about it for options (and changing the device path of course). It uses the Libnotify, Gnome/GTK desktop library, that exchanges notification messages across desktop and desktop notification demon protocols. 
Well, that's basically it (the icon that appears in your desktop panel) ...

You can install it using two methods. First open your Terminal and enter the below command. 
sudo apt-get install cameramonitor

Or, you can install Cameramonitor in Ubuntu 10.10, 10.04 or 11.04 Natty Narwhal by using a PPA channel. Again open your Terminal and enter the below command. 
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phobosk/phobosk-ppa 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo aapt-get install cameramonitor 
That's it.

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