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Old 01-23-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
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webcam not working in skype

scb@scb-laptop:~$ uname -a
Linux scb-laptop 2.6.32-27-generic #49-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 1 23:52:12 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
scb@scb-laptop:~$ ls /dev/vid*
webcam works fine in Cheese. skype sees the webcam, but cannot play it. test does nothing. start my video opens a little empty box and never streams.
Old 01-24-2011, 03:56 AM   #2
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Some boring details to check (sorry about that).
1. Open Skype and click on Options. Go into the "Video Devices". Is the "Enable Skype Video" checkbox checked? If not, that's your problem. Check it.
2. What does it say in the "Select Webcam" drop down list?
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1. yes, it is checked. Mod edit: Removed sarcasm.
2. the select webcam shows the webcam, which is what I meant by saying 'skype sees the webcam'

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Old 02-27-2011, 08:49 PM   #4
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i have the same problem..this is what it says on the terminal
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0eef:0001 D-WAV Scientific Co., Ltd eGalax TouchScreen
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:62c0 Microdia Sonix USB 2.0 Camera
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04b4:6560 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. CY7C65640 USB-2.0 "TetraHub"
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

pls help


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