Thanks for your reply,
but no, the laptop is brandnew and has an internal webcam.
My problem is actually not with the cam - it works.
But with, I don't really know, either the soundcard (HW not properly supported) and /or pulse audio.
In Resume: after startup skype works (micro and sound), but w/o the cam.
If now I give the video a try (video options in skype), I get a failure message from the pulsaudio saying sthg like, "device error, failed to connect". After this the microphone is gone from the input devices, and I fail to get it back w/o rebooting.
I seriously believe that the soundcard is not correctly supported by Pulseaudio ...
When I get a chance I'll post more H/W info here.
And sorry, the Distro used is Linux Mint 9.0, i.e. Ubuntu Luicid
Last edited by veloteuton63; 09-20-2010 at 10:36 AM.