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Old 11-18-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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Skype Camera recognition


How can I get Skype to recognize my Ezonics USB camera?
 
Old 11-18-2009, 03:32 PM   #2
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Compatibility library

You might try:

Code:
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype
or


Code:
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
Details here.
 
Old 11-19-2009, 03:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply but that command was rejected. The LD_PRELOAD=usr/lib32/libv41/v412convert.so skype was rejected for some reason. It's almost like it didn't care for the space after .so. I am new at this and hope you will bear with me.
 
Old 11-20-2009, 03:11 AM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply but that command was rejected. The LD_PRELOAD=usr/lib32/libv41/v412convert.so skype was rejected for some reason. It's almost like it didn't care for the space after .so. I am new at this and hope you will bear with me.
That's strange, do you mean there was no output from the terminal at all? If the library were absent from your system one would expect:

Code:
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
If it were a problem with finding the skype binary:

Code:
bash: skype: command not found
but there ought to be some sort of output from the shell. At the limit running with an ampersand after the command is a neater way of executing it:

Code:
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so camorama &
But the commands should work in theory or give some sort of error. Without knowing what has gone wrong it's difficult to think of a fix. Good luck. It might be a peculiarity with Puppy, which I'm not overly familiar with (used for a while but not for a webcam).
 
Old 11-20-2009, 11:04 AM   #5
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This is the error Message: Error: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libv41/v412convert.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored

I looked in the /usr for the lib32 or libv412 and did not see them. I did find a lib in the X11 folder.

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Old 11-21-2009, 04:24 AM   #6
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I just noticed in the commands you're posting as having tried, the directory is slightly incorrect; the directory for video4linux is, on my system,

Code:
/usr/lib32/libv4l/
with an l, not

Code:
/usr/lib32/libv41/
OK, if the specific video4linux libraries (v4l2convert.so, v4l1compat.so) happen to be in X11's folder then it's a simple matter of adjusting the LD_PRELOAD variable to the proper directory. If the video4linux libraries are absent then to try this solution it will be necessary to obtain and install them. IIRC "puplets" are installation packages; try Googling for "video4linux puplet"? The video4linux website is here, although if you plan to build the drivers then you'll need whatever packages Puppy offers for development (e.g. if you were running a Debian system you'd need the "build-essential" package; there should be an equivalent for Puppy).

Hope that helps more than it confuses.
 
  


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