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    Question ubuntu 12.04 webcam issue

    so im running the newist firefox on ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit and when im on sites like meatme.com or facebook i cant do video chats it wont pick up my web cam at all and i have restricted extras installed but flash dosenot give me the option to allow my cammera or not
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 webcam issue

    I tried to setup video calling in facebook and it wants to download and install a windows exe file which will not work in Ubuntu. so I don't think you can do this. I know Google + works for hanging out with friends and family. I've used this in Ubuntu.
    Does your video Cam with with Cheese?
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 webcam issue

    yes it works with cheese it just wont work on site i use it evin works with vlc and it wont work with any chat site on firefox ill try a diffrent web browser like chrom and let u know but i really whant it to work on firefox i know on an older version of ubuntu like 8.04 hardy heron i could synaptic package somthing called v-loopback and that did the trick but its no longer in synaptic now??
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 webcam issue

    I'm using Chrome Browser. Google+ hangout works with my cam. It needs a plugin, but it will install the first time you try to use it.
    Maybe after the plugin is install your other sites will work?
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 webcam issue

    You have alter the path from v4l1compat.so in 12.04 .

    New Path:
    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /usr/bin/skype
    Old Path

    Old Path:
    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

    But before that, make sure you have installed the libv4l-0
    that install Ubuntu restricted extras.

    Open the terminal then type this
    sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop

    Then you see this line 4 "exec=skype" (with out the quotes)
    Change that line to this Exec=bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv41/v11compat.so skype'

    save and exit then open your skype and test it.
    In 12.04. You don't need to worry about cause most functionalities that
    works in windows will now works in Ubuntu 12.04.
    It's now more like less worries than Vista

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