Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX; Skype; Ubuntu

FIRST to test that your webcam at least works, run
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 --- NEXT, get your webcam working with Skype
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. --- Here are some of the errors that came up:
$ 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
$ 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
--- http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=914952 http://cwraig.id.au/?p=122
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  1. anonymous

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

  2. anonymous

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

    thx

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