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Old 02-06-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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Webcam is working with Cheese but not with Skype


Hi!

I have been working on trying to get my webcam to work for hours.
I plugged it in and it automatically works with Cheese. I cannot get it to work with Skype, however. I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. It is 64 bit.
My Skype version is 4.1.0.20.

I ran lsusb and this is what it came up with for my webcam.

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 093a:2621 Pixart Imaging, Inc. PAC731x Trust Webcam

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 02-06-2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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Several sources suggest running Skype as
Code:
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
If that works for you see the last post on page 3 here (the "Exec=sh -c 'LD_PRELOAD=" one) to make starting Skype easier.
 
Old 02-06-2013, 11:49 PM   #3
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I ran that in terminal. This is what it came up with....

ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
`menu_proxy_module_load': /usr/bin/skype: undefined symbol: menu_proxy_module_load

(skype:3138): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: (null)

`menu_proxy_module_load': /usr/bin/skype: undefined symbol: menu_proxy_module_load

(skype:3138): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: (null)

`menu_proxy_module_load': /usr/bin/skype: undefined symbol: menu_proxy_module_load

(skype:3138): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: (null)

`menu_proxy_module_load': /usr/bin/skype: undefined symbol: menu_proxy_module_load
 
Old 02-07-2013, 07:00 AM   #4
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Maybe there's a 64-bit version? Try looking for it with 'locate v4l1compat.so'.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 09:04 AM   #5
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It came up with this, so I must have it?


/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so
 
Old 02-07-2013, 09:41 AM   #6
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Looks like it, yes.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 04:34 PM   #7
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SO what do i need to do with it to make it work with Skype?
 
Old 02-07-2013, 05:12 PM   #8
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Try
Code:
env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
 
Old 02-07-2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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I put that in. It came up with this....


ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
`menu_proxy_module_load': /usr/bin/skype: undefined symbol: menu_proxy_module_load

(skype:3082): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: (null)

`menu_proxy_module_load': /usr/bin/skype: undefined symbol: menu_proxy_module_load

(skype:3082): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: (null)

`menu_proxy_module_load': /usr/bin/skype: undefined symbol: menu_proxy_module_load

(skype:3082): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: (null)

`menu_proxy_module_load': /usr/bin/skype: undefined symbol: menu_proxy_module_load

(skype:3082): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: (null)

Then it tried booting Skype.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 08:02 PM   #10
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This seems to point to a missing package called "appmenu-gtk" (or appmenu-gtk3 ?). Installing that should fix things.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 08:08 PM   #11
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I downloaded it. Is there a particular place I should unpack it?
 
Old 02-07-2013, 08:11 PM   #12
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You use Ubuntu so 'apt-get install appmenu-gtk' should do.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 08:18 PM   #13
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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
appmenu-gtk is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
linux-headers-3.2.0-29 linux-headers-3.2.0-29-generic libglademm-2.4-1c2a
kde-l10n-engb kde-l10n-zhcn
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.

I already have the newest version?
 
Old 02-08-2013, 06:57 AM   #14
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Here's a list of all open tickets in Ubuntus bug tracker that have the Pixarts Vendor Id (note none have your product Id): https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/+bug...as_no_package= the same but related to skype: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/+bug....scope.target= and similarly for menu_proxy_module_load: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/+bug....scope.target= Reading these tickets could show if there's any that would be related to the problem you're experiencing. If there's none then I suggest you open a ticket with them or else visit http://community.skype.com/ in the hope that they would accept your problem as being skype-related (doubtful though).
 
  


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