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.
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:
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!