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Old 07-14-2009, 07:23 AM   #1
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Skype and Ubuntu Linux


What is a good camera to use with Ubuntu and Skype?

I want to start using my Ubuntu LT to talk over Skype.
I was thinking Logetech is a good camera just not sure what one is Linux compatible.

I know they come with the windoz drivers but how do you get them to work with Linux?
 
Old 07-14-2009, 07:35 AM   #2
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What is a good camera to use with Ubuntu and Skype?

I want to start using my Ubuntu LT to talk over Skype.
I was thinking Logetech is a good camera just not sure what one is Linux compatible.

I know they come with the windoz drivers but how do you get them to work with Linux?
Why not check LQ's HCL on this site. That's what it's there for. Look in the Cameras section under Logitech.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:28 AM   #3
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Im going with this...


Logitech 960-000048 QuickCam Pro 9000 Webcam - 2.0 Megapixel Sensor, Autofocus, Built-In Microphone
 
Old 07-16-2009, 07:29 AM   #4
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That sounds like a plan.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 07-16-2009, 07:41 AM   #5
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I tried a friends camera and I see the video fine in a test but I dont seem to have any audio when I try to make a test sound.

my sound it not on mute and is maxed out.
My startup sound plays when I first login and when I press the up and down volume controls it make a beep... so I know it works.

Thoughts on why skype wont do sound?
I am running version 2.0.0.72

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Old 07-16-2009, 04:32 PM   #6
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I tried a friends camera and I see the video fine in a test but I dont seem to have any audio when I try to make a test sound.

my sound it not on mute and is maxed out.
My startup sound plays when I first login and when I press the up and down volume controls it make a beep... so I know it works.

Thoughts on why skype wont do sound?
I am running version 2.0.0.72
Check out Options > Sound Devices. Skype sometimes changes the sound devices. So infact what's sound in may actually be your sound card when it should be a mic. Play around (use test sound, test call).
 
Old 07-16-2009, 05:35 PM   #7
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The Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 works great in Skype. To use the inbuilt microphone, go to "Options" (in Skype), "Sound Devices", set "Sound In" to "USB Device 0x46d:0x990 (hw:UOx46d0x990,0". Sound Out and Ringing set to Default device.
 
Old 07-17-2009, 11:31 AM   #8
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i tired this and i got problem with audio play back.

I am using an IBM R51 laptop if that helps. I dont know what sound card I have. How can I tell?
 
Old 07-17-2009, 11:35 AM   #9
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i was able to select intel 82801DB-ICH4(hw:I8201DBICH4,0) and have it work.

Il have to try the video etc when i can connect to someone
 
Old 07-17-2009, 06:13 PM   #10
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Looks like you are making progress.

To check your sound devices, type this into a terminal: aplay -l
or
asoundconf list
 
Old 07-17-2009, 08:58 PM   #11
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Skype can be a bit fiddly with its mic and sound settings but once you have it sorted it works every time. I am using Skype all the time (same version as OP) with an el cheapo webcam of which I don't even know the brand name.
 
  


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