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    Red face skype won't open

    I am running ubuntu 10.10 and had no issues whatsoever when I was running 10.04 with regards to Skype and the webcam Rocketfish.

    The first issue that I was not able to get around was the issue of my camera not showing in Skype. It has been about a year and talking to my wife has been okay, but she would prefer seeing me once in a while!

    So, I googled and searched and followed a few advices. One of them was to get rid of Cairo taskbar, which meant I had no taskbar at all. That was fun! Anyway, I finally figured out I could download unity 2D taskbar, which indicated initially that I had skype. I could click on the shortcut and it actually worked. But the camera didn't, as usual.

    I might have followed a few advice, removed Skype and reinstaled it, thinking that might do. It didn't, if not I would not be writing this!

    Anyway, there is a short cut on my desktop. No skype in the taskbar options/apps. ANd when I click the Skype shortcut, I get the atrached screenshot error message.

    UPDATE:

    I finally was able to find the SKype file and make it work.

    Still, rocketfish webscam is not working. lsusb returned this:

    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2222:3085 MacAlly
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 04a9:1086 Canon, Inc. i560
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0c45:6288 Microdia PC Camera with Microphone (SN9C202 + OV9655)
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    I googled 2222:3085 and skype, and got 1 single post:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1748952.html

    But, I am unable to have the webcam work in Skype. It does work anywhere else!

    I am at a loss as to what I should do!

    Please help!
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    Last edited by pierreu1; November 10th, 2011 at 10:15 AM.
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    Toshiba Satellite Intel T1350, 1.86Ghz, 12.04 (precise), 32 bit Kernel version: 3.2.0-67-generic-pae, gnome 3.4.2, Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics

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    Re: skype won't open

    By "work" I meant, access Skype. I can access Skype now, BUT ...

    my viewer still cannot view my video feed. I still do not get a video screen in the test area of Skype.

    Thanks.
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    Last edited by pierreu1; November 17th, 2011 at 12:32 AM.
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    Toshiba Satellite Intel T1350, 1.86Ghz, 12.04 (precise), 32 bit Kernel version: 3.2.0-67-generic-pae, gnome 3.4.2, Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics

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