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Old 04-15-2009, 02:17 AM   #1
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Skype Video issue in Fedora10 OS


I'm using fedora10, i'm facing problems with video while i use Skype2.0 (My cam is logitech quick connect). The issue is whenever i enable my video, skype shuts off abruptly. But i can see the partner's video and sounds also work perfectly.

FYI - my webcam is detected properly as i can see the video when i switch on cheese webcam. I did not install any drivers for my webcam as the OS recognized webcam by its own.. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 04-22-2009, 12:03 PM   #2
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:29 PM   #3
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You'll probably have better luck on Skype's forums. Maybe. As far as I can tell, even Skype hates the Skype Linux client.

The only suggestion I have would be to start Skype from a console and hope it complains about something. Otherwise, since Skype is a closed system, helping is really difficult.

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Old 04-22-2009, 12:52 PM   #4
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Indeed skype does all sorts of strange things like this, and at random. What is the exact camera model ? And what driver is it using, check 'lsmod'. Even with that info, I doubt there is much help, I would simply trying to update the driver or try a different driver.
 
Old 04-23-2009, 09:51 AM   #5
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Hi H_TeXMeX_H, Hangdog42

Thanks for your help,

My cam is logitech quick connect

lsmod result--

$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
fuse 49436 2
i915 53380 2
drm 158516 3 i915
bridge 43796 0
stp 6148 1 bridge
bnep 14848 2
sco 12932 2
l2cap 21504 3 bnep
bluetooth 48608 5 bnep,sco,l2cap
sunrpc 156052 3
ip6t_REJECT 7296 2
nf_conntrack_ipv6 15864 2
ip6table_filter 6400 1
ip6_tables 14736 1 ip6table_filter
ipv6 230260 32 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
cpufreq_ondemand 9996 2
acpi_cpufreq 12172 0
dm_multipath 17164 0
uinput 10624 0
snd_hda_intel 354068 3
snd_seq_dummy 6660 0
snd_seq_oss 30364 0
snd_seq_midi_event 9600 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 48576 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 10124 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
firewire_ohci 22916 0
snd_pcm_oss 42496 0
snd_mixer_oss 16896 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 65924 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
firewire_core 35616 1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t 5760 1 firewire_core
snd_timer 22024 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 11144 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep 10500 1 snd_hda_intel
e1000e 102192 0
snd 50616 16 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd _timer,snd_hwdep
soundcore 9416 1 snd
i2c_i801 12048 0
i2c_core 21396 2 drm,i2c_i801
gspca_zc3xx 48256 0
gspca_main 21504 1 gspca_zc3xx
videodev 32000 1 gspca_main
v4l1_compat 15876 1 videodev
serio_raw 8836 0
pcspkr 6272 0
ata_generic 8452 0
pata_acpi 7680 0


Im a newbie, if anymore info i could provide, let me know..
 
Old 04-23-2009, 10:37 AM   #6
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What kernel version do you have ? 'uname -r'

This may be relevant:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...urrent-689085/
I know it's slackware, but using the driver mentioned there may work.
 
Old 04-23-2009, 12:00 PM   #7
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Smile Resolved..

I got a fix for this issue from skype forums..

The problem is that Skype doesn`t load the v4l libraries as it should an you have to do it your own.
Start Skype from command line with this command :
env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

This resolved my issue.......... Thanks for all help I posted this here as this may help future fedora+skype issues in video.

Thanks
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:27 PM   #8
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So basically skype is only capable of using v4l1 and as most distros now only have v4l2 you need this compatibility module. Ok, got it, good to see it worked out.
 
  


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