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  1. #1
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    Video not working in Skype after upgrading to Oneiric

    Hi,

    My video has stopped working on Skype after upgrading to Oneiric with my Mac. The laptop does recognise the webcam - I tested it using these instructions:
    "You can test your camera after installing vlc by entering the following in Terminal:
    vlc v4l2:///dev/video0
    ...
    In Cheese I get three resolution options in Edit -> Preferences: 640x480, 352x288, & 320x240. I changed it from 640x480 to something else, and it worked. Then I changed it back to 640x480, and it still worked."

    It works with both VLC and Cheese.

    However, when I try to get it working with Skype I continually get a black screen. I've tried following these instructions, which were working before:
    "Try to load skype from terminal with
    Code:
    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype"

    But no luck - I keep getting a black screen, and when I type it into the terminal I get the message:
    "ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored."

    I've looked up the latter error, but couldn't find any solutions that worked.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you!

  2. #2
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    Re: Video not working in Skype after upgrading to Oneiric

    In Oneiric the file is in a new location:

    /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/

    So the command now is:


    LD_PRELOAD="/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so" skype

    Enjoy!
    Stefano

  3. #3
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    Re: Video not working in Skype after upgrading to Oneiric

    YAY! Thank you!

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