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JGT
August 20th, 2011, 03:35 PM
Hi

I'm using a basically vanilla Lubuntu 11.04

My Logitech E 3500 webcam works fine with Cheese.

I have just installed Skype, but my voice isn't picked up on the test call, and no video either (the webcam light remains off). I've tried logging off and into Skype.

Any ideas? Thanks

sanderd17
August 20th, 2011, 03:39 PM
see this thread for video (please read the whole thing).

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1759012

JGT
August 20th, 2011, 04:08 PM
That's didn't work. Skype didn't launch afterwards.

I mv-ed /usr/bin/skype back and Skype launches again, but still no webcam.

JGT
August 20th, 2011, 04:15 PM
I tried the suggestion on post #5, but it didn't work .Skype launched fine, but no webcam recognised.

no2498
August 20th, 2011, 04:17 PM
? you try this yet
in a terminal

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

JGT
August 20th, 2011, 04:28 PM
Thanks. Tried it, rebooted, works now.

John