It works for me, my webcam is a A4-Tech PK-5, lsusb says
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0ac8:303b Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. ZC0303 Webcam
, looked in the links above and saw that it is also a gspca model.
apt-get update && apt-get install libv4l-0
all fine here
Then i did
which gave me the error
stefan@aptosidbox-stef:~$ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
Then press CTRL+C to exit the hang.
So, thinking that the most common issues in unix-like systems is file location, i went root and did
which creates an index with all the files on your computer and their location.
So I searched the file with
# locate v4l1compat.so
After that I wrote the PRELOAD function again using the new location found
stefan@aptosidbox-stef:~$ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
and a new session of skype started automaticaly with video support
Tested the connection with a friend who was running Windows Vista and we had a perfect video call.
Hope this helpes
Thank you for your support, I did it because of you