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Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX; Skype; Ubuntu

FIRST to test that your webcam at least works, run
Code
gstreamer-properties


go to the "Video" tab.
try changing the "Plugin:" setting under "Default Input"
and clicking the Test button.

mine worked with the following settings:
Plugin: Video for Linux 2 (v4l2)
Device: Default
Pipeline: v4l2src

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NEXT, get your webcam working with Skype
Code
env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype


this will open up an instance of Skype.
go to Options > Video Devices.
check "Enable Skype Video".
select your webcam and click the Test button.
if you see the webcam in the box works, your webcam will now work during calls.

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Here are some of the errors that came up:

Code
$ luvcview 
luvcview 0.2.6
 
SDL information:
Video driver: x11
A window manager is available
Device information:
Device path: /dev/video0
ERROR opening V4L interface: No such file or directory


Code
$ luvcview 
luvcview 0.2.6
 
SDL information:
Video driver: x11
A window manager is available
Device information:
Device path: /dev/video0
Stream settings:
ERROR: Requested frame format MJPG is not available and no fallback format was found.
Init v4L2 failed !! exit fatal



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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=914952
http://cwraig.id.au/?p=122

Comments


  1. also, if it still doesn't work, try another usb port

  2. I'm runnin LinuxMint LXDE 11.0, but the above pointed me in the right direction.
    thx