I am runing ubuntu 9.10 and the latest version of skype but I have problem with webcam. When I trie the webcam with cheese it works fine but when I try to use the web on skype , skype crashes. can any body help me
Skype cannot directly interact with video4linux. You need to load an extra library (v4l1compat.so) for the compatibility layer:
Maybe you need to adjust the library path for your setup.
To make this permanent just add this variable to /usr/bin/skype: add
e.g. on the 2nd line there.
Maybe you also want to report this in your distribution's bugtracker.
I couldn't add to the /usr/bin/skype file either (it is a binary file). Anyhow here is my workaround:
1) in my home folder I made a file (using gedit) that contained -
2) then added an application link to my menus -
(the Skype icon should be in the /usr/share/icons/ folder for the link)
Not elegant, but it works.
The question is old but the problem still exists. As honk says, setting LD_PRELOAD to the v4l1compat.so library works.
On my 64-bit ubuntu 12.04, this worked:
I have a 32 bit skype, so the library should match that.
I want to launch skype with a panel icon. I put this in the command field:
This avoids creating a separate script file. Without bash however, it does not work.