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How to unmount a usb web cam

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Post time: 2014-01-28 19:14:14 |Show all posts
I have a Logitech camera connected to one of the usb ports of my Mac mini. I want to unmount it (without disconnecting) so that my virtualization program can take hold of it to be used by another OS. Is there a way to do this? Thanks.
        Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
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Post time: 2014-01-29 00:57:29 |Show all posts
Ralph:
In the preferences for Finder everything is checked. I tried disconnecting the camera, started my virtualization app, booted the guest OS and then plugged the camera again, but still, the host OS mounted the camera. I was expecting that Mac OS-X would have something similar to the Windows Device Manager, where you can install, uninstall, enable or disable a device, but apparently there's no such thing.
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Post time: 2014-01-28 23:36:31 |Show all posts
WP, what do you have checked in Preferences under Finder on the menu bar? Besides Hard Disks and External Discks, do you have CDs,etc., checked?
I cannont find a way to eject a camera when connected to a USB port other than just unplugging it.
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Post time: 2014-01-28 21:47:31 |Show all posts
Ralph:
Thank you for answering. Sorry, there's no image of the web cam on the desktop. I know that it is recognized and activated when I do [This Mac -> More Info -> System Report] where it shows on the USB devices my Logitech web cam connected on one of the USB Hi speed busses. But, I don't know how to either unmount or unattach it from the Mac OS so that my virtualization program may take hold of it.
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Post time: 2014-01-28 20:35:19 |Show all posts
If you have the image of the camera on the desktop, drag it to the trash.
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