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Old 06-20-2009, 08:20 AM   #1
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Skype problem on webcam


Here's the error log when I ran skype in command;

Skype V4L2: Could not find a suitable capture format
Skype V4L2: Could not find a suitable capture format
Starting the process...
Skype Xv: Xv ports available: 33
Skype XShm: XShm support enabled
Skype Xv: Using Xv port 158
Skype Xv: No suitable overlay format found

I'm using ArkMicro FSC WebCam V30S,so I do think it's supported in linux.Furthermore,my web cam can be detected so I think it's just down to some tricks to get my cam working.Any idea?
 
Old 06-20-2009, 09:17 AM   #2
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Found this page which is for Linux USB devices and mentions your camera as being supported. Check it out !
 
Old 06-20-2009, 09:41 AM   #3
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Found this page which is for Linux USB devices and mentions your camera as being supported. Check it out !
I know it's supported in linux,but I can't get it working,and about the errors I did state them in my first post.Skype detected my cam but it just display a blank screen.
 
Old 06-20-2009, 10:08 AM   #4
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Have you tried other programs that use the webcam ? skype is not the best program to determine if the camera works, because it doesn't work well.
 
Old 06-20-2009, 10:13 AM   #5
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Not really.I have VLC but I don't really know how to test my camera with VLC.What other program can be used?Kopete on the other hand crashed immediately when I clicked video section of the configuration.
 
Old 06-20-2009, 10:23 AM   #6
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Not really.I have VLC but I don't really know how to test my camera with VLC.
I use VLC with my webcam to capture to a file and view locally.

To use just goto "File->Open Capture Device" and choose the correct "Video device name". Mine is /dev/video0. Then click "Stream/Save" and select "Settings" next to "Stream/Save" select "Play Locally" and you should get your camera output displayed in a window.
 
Old 06-20-2009, 11:12 AM   #7
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I use VLC with my webcam to capture to a file and view locally.

To use just goto "File->Open Capture Device" and choose the correct "Video device name". Mine is /dev/video0. Then click "Stream/Save" and select "Settings" next to "Stream/Save" select "Play Locally" and you should get your camera output displayed in a window.
Nope,it doesn't work too.
 
Old 06-20-2009, 12:05 PM   #8
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How did you install the uvc drivers ? I recommend you try the latest version.
 
Old 06-20-2009, 12:32 PM   #9
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The uvc driver should be available from my kernel itself.By the way,I use kernel 2.6.29.4 and I'm sure my kernel has built-in support of v4l and uvc.
 
Old 06-20-2009, 03:12 PM   #10
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To get my camera (not the same as yours) working I had to make some changes.

If I recall correctly -- and I STRONGLY suggest you check these ideas out before you jump right in -- the following might do the trick:

rm /lib/udev/rules/60-persistent-v4l.rules
rm -r /dev/v4l

Now it works with 2.6.29 and SW 12.2, tested on Konqueror and Skype.

Good luck!
 
Old 06-21-2009, 12:32 AM   #11
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Doesn't work too.
 
Old 06-21-2009, 06:31 AM   #12
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In this page someone solves his problem in a stange way:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=192616

He basically reverts to an older version, but I don't think that's the ideal solution. I'd suggest that you check the following points:

- Check that you are using the correct and latest drivers for your video card.
- Do you have compiz etc. on? If so, try turning it off.
- When compiling your kernel, did you enable v4l1 compatibility support?
 
Old 06-21-2009, 09:15 AM   #13
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In this page someone solves his problem in a stange way:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=192616

He basically reverts to an older version, but I don't think that's the ideal solution. I'd suggest that you check the following points:

- Check that you are using the correct and latest drivers for your video card.
- Do you have compiz etc. on? If so, try turning it off.
- When compiling your kernel, did you enable v4l1 compatibility support?
-I'm sure that I use newest driver for my video card
-I have KWin compositing turned on,but I turned them off and ran skype again and the problem did not go away.
-I'm sure I enabled v4l1 compatibility support in my kernel.
 
Old 06-21-2009, 09:18 AM   #14
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Again, I recommend trying different versions of the uvc driver. With my camera some versions work, some don't ...
 
Old 06-21-2009, 09:39 AM   #15
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Again, I recommend trying different versions of the uvc driver. With my camera some versions work, some don't ...
But isn't the uvc driver is in the kernel?How to change the uvc driver?

And I installed luvcview and another error when I ran luvcview;

luvcview version 0.2.1
Video driver: x11
A window manager is available
video /dev/video0
Unable to set format: 22.
Init v4L2 failed !! exit fatal

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