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July 7th, 2010, 12:55 PM
Hi All
I have a dell studio 15 with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, clean install.

I have a peculiar problem with the video in that the bottom have of the screen displays me but alongside is , top have of display.
See the screenshot

I have no idea where to start with this problem have tried googling it with no results

Some help would be appreciated

July 7th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Check to see if Skype is using v4l2 instead of v4l1 libs.

July 7th, 2010, 03:09 PM
Thanks for your reply.

How do I check which is installed ?

Tried searching file system and both appear

July 8th, 2010, 04:48 AM
Does Cheese work with your cam? Also how did you install Skype?

July 8th, 2010, 07:02 AM
thanks for your reply.
Yes cheese works, I downloaded from here

CITS Fixed
July 17th, 2010, 09:21 AM
I have this exact same issue... very curious as to how to fix it.

July 17th, 2010, 10:27 AM

I am in contact with the skype software team, will post fix as and when I get one

CITS Fixed
July 18th, 2010, 03:57 AM
Thanks man I appreciate it.

July 2nd, 2011, 03:56 AM
Hello there!

I had the same problem. Im not going to go into details, code, or whatever since im kind of a newbie and my english isnt pretty good.

I currently have ATI Catalyst Control Center installed and simply disabling the Tear Free option under Display Options fixed the problem.

Also, a year ago, i noticed that Compiz also affected my webcam. Never actually knew what was the Compiz option that was doing this, but I was pretty sure it was Compiz.

Hope this helps out.