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    Skype doesn't work with webcam A4Tech PK-130MG

    I've just installed Mint 12 on a desktop previously running Windows Vista.

    Despite using Ubuntu and Kubuntu on other machines, i still see myself as a beginner on GNU/Linux.

    On this Mint 12 machine, I can't make Skype, nor GTalk, nor any msn protocol client recognize the webcam, which is a A4Tech PK-130MG.

    I tried to install Ekiga, but the screen freezes at the first instant when the webcam is started.

    Only Camorama was able to properly capture the image from webcam.

    Nor Cheese, nor kamoso work. When anyone of them is started, the webcam image is showed for only an instant, after which the program crashes.

    I've already tried, without sucess, the procedure described at http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/219

    As nothing worked till now, i'm here asking for help.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Artificial Intelligence; December 4th, 2011 at 03:05 AM. Reason: added prefix

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    Re: Skype doesn't work with webcam A4Tech PK-130MG

    Intel Core i7-950 / Asus P6X58D-E / Nvidia GTX480 / siduction 64-bit on OCZ Revodrive SSD / KDE4.10.2/ Kubuntu 13.04

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    Re: Skype doesn't work with webcam A4Tech PK-130MG

    Quote Originally Posted by dabl View Post

    Thanks. I tried to follow, but got stuck at

    $ hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/~jfrancois/gspca

    The link is dead. And I was unable to find an alternative repository for the gspca. Anybody?

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    Re: Skype doesn't work with webcam A4Tech PK-130MG

    Moved to Other OS/Distro Talk.
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    Re: Skype doesn't work with webcam A4Tech PK-130MG

    Quote Originally Posted by Artificial Intelligence View Post
    Moved to Other OS/Distro Talk.
    It's not a distro related issue, 'cause I've the very same problem when trying this webcam on a Ubuntu 11.10 machine.

    I think you should reconsider.

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