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Old 03-04-2009, 02:35 AM   #1
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Problem with Creative Webcam


Hi,

Trying to get my creative webcam (VF0400 Live!Cam Notebook Pro) to work on my Ubuntu 8.10. I've dual boot my Acer Aspire 5551 note with Ubuntu. I've installed Skype for Linux and the audio is working ok. However, I cannot get the video to work. When I want to test the video in Skype, the Skype program just ended.

Under Options for Skype, it can recognize my Creative Webcam (/dev/video0). Would appreciate if someone in the forum can offer some help.

Thanks in advance.
cygan
 
Old 03-04-2009, 05:31 AM   #2
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hi

to save me typing pls look at the command and info I requested here and what not
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...driver-707886/
 
Old 03-04-2009, 09:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response. The outputs you requested are as follows :

lsmod | grep snd

snd_usb_audio 89728 0

snd_usb_lib 24192 1 snd_usb_audio

snd_hwdep 15236 1 snd_usb_audio

snd_hda_intel 384176 3

snd_pcm_oss 46848 0

snd_mixer_oss 22784 1 snd_pcm_oss

snd_pcm 83204 3 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss

snd_seq_dummy 10884 0

snd_seq_oss 38528 0

snd_seq_midi 14336 0

snd_rawmidi 29824 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi

snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi

snd_seq 57776 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event

snd_timer 29960 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq

snd_seq_device 15116 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq

snd 63268 17 snd_usb_audio,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_ seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device

soundcore 15328 1 snd

snd_page_alloc 16136 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm

usbcore 149360 8 snd_usb_audio,gspca_ov519,snd_usb_lib,gspca_main,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd



$ uname -r

2.6.27-11-generic

Regards,
cygan
 
Old 03-05-2009, 04:25 AM   #4
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ahh yes you too are running a gspca cam.

pls re-read link post 2 and the kernel and how to prelink the software with the updated kernel module pls
 
Old 03-09-2009, 05:11 AM   #5
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Hi aus9,

It works! Thanks!

Just noticed that I need to keep the Terminal open when using the webcam under Skype. Once I exit the Terminal even after I've keyed in the command : $ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype, the webcam will not work. Pls correct me if I'm mistaken. Thanks once again!
 
Old 03-09-2009, 05:59 PM   #6
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change the icon command from skype to
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
 
Old 03-15-2009, 09:17 AM   #7
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Hi aus9,

Sorry to sound ignorant, but can you go thru', step by step, on how to change the icon command from skype to
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype.

I've gone to System -> Preferences -> Sessions. Then I add Skype under Startup Program. For "Name", I just use Skype. For "Command", I put in "/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype". Is this what you're referring to? However, it did not work. Can advise again. Thanks!
 
Old 03-16-2009, 07:22 AM   #8
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oops you are using Ubuntu so may be using Gnome? not sure if gnome likes using icons? as I use KDE. I was referring to edit command for the icon for skype.

assuming you do not have icons...create a bash or sh script instead.

run "locate skype" to confirm full pathway please..in case yours differs

something like this

-----contents of /home/yourname/skyper
#!/bin/bash
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
/usr/bin/skype

make this file executable

chmod +x /home/yourname/skyper

and run it to test pls.
 
  


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