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July 7th, 2010, 12:55 PM
I have a dell studio 15 with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, clean install.
I have a peculiar problem with the video in that the bottom have of the screen displays me but alongside is , top have of display.
See the screenshot
I have no idea where to start with this problem have tried googling it with no results
Some help would be appreciated
July 7th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Check to see if Skype is using v4l2 instead of v4l1 libs.
July 7th, 2010, 03:09 PM
Thanks for your reply.
How do I check which is installed ?
Tried searching file system and both appear
July 8th, 2010, 04:48 AM
Does Cheese work with your cam? Also how did you install Skype?
July 8th, 2010, 07:02 AM
thanks for your reply.
Yes cheese works, I downloaded from here
July 17th, 2010, 09:21 AM
I have this exact same issue... very curious as to how to fix it.
July 17th, 2010, 10:27 AM
I am in contact with the skype software team, will post fix as and when I get one
July 18th, 2010, 03:57 AM
Thanks man I appreciate it.
July 2nd, 2011, 03:56 AM
I had the same problem. Im not going to go into details, code, or whatever since im kind of a newbie and my english isnt pretty good.
I currently have ATI Catalyst Control Center installed and simply disabling the Tear Free option under Display Options fixed the problem.
Also, a year ago, i noticed that Compiz also affected my webcam. Never actually knew what was the Compiz option that was doing this, but I was pretty sure it was Compiz.
Hope this helps out.
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