I tried the Tchibo webcam (Tchibo is a retailer in Germany) with Ubuntu 8.10 on a Dell Latitude D820. It shows up as follows via lsusb:
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 093a:2600 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Typhoon Easycam USB 330K (newer)/Typhoon Easycam USB 2.0 VGA 1.3M/Sansun SN-508
When I start the "Cheese Webcam Booth" it works without any problem. However, when I then start Skype (version 126.96.36.199) and I 'test' the video image, I only get static. Quite literally: The image is just shown as colourful static, as if a TV receiver was out of tune. See also the attached screenshot.
How come this works under Cheese, but not under Skype? For what it's worth, they both use the /dev/video0 device.
I would love to be able to use this camera with Skype. Any idea what to do?
Thank you very much...