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Old 10-13-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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Talking Logitech webcam not working with Skype in laptop in HP compaq nx9010, distro UNR


Changed the distro in my HP compaq nx9010 from Natty (seemed too heavy) to UNR, which makes me happy except for the fact that the cheap Logitech cam wont't show any pictures anymore. Cheese is working fine. Of course I could buy another brand, but seems a pity to get rid of that camera if I only could get it working. A solution, anyone?
 
Old 10-13-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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Hello,

What exactly doesn't work about it within skype? If it works within cheese, most likely you need to configure skype to use your webcam. Can you verify if it is even being detected within the skype preferences?

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Old 10-14-2011, 01:18 AM   #3
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Hi
Skype "Options Video Devices" tells me there is a USB Camera (046d:08d9) (/dev/video0). When I click "Test" nothing happens (not even statics), when I double-click the screen goes all white. The sound devices work OK (after I removed the Alsamixer), so there is only the picture thing bothering me...
 
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Are you running 32 bit or 64 bit Ubuntu?
 
Old 10-15-2011, 01:24 AM   #5
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32. Why?
 
Old 10-15-2011, 01:57 AM   #6
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Look at this maybe it'll help
http://www.osgui.com/forums/ubuntu/5...untu-1004.html
If not be ready for more questions, as they are necessary in order to assist you.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 10:42 AM   #7
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Typing this in the terminal will get it working, but not when i start Skype the ordinary way. Even installed v4l from Synaptic, to no use.

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

Do I have to run this command every time I use Skype? Where can I find the Applications/Menu Editor/Skype launcher/Properties button in that distro in order to change the command to this Terminal command?
 
Old 11-24-2011, 02:14 PM   #8
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OK, at least this problem is solved:

Checked out that I have libv4l-O installed.
After that typed in terminal: sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
Edited line 4 and replaced Exec=skype with: Exex bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype'
Saved and closed

And everything just works!! Would you believe, hope someone else finds this useful too.
 
  


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