View Full Version : [SOLVED] Skype crashes when trying to use webcam

January 6th, 2011, 07:24 PM

I seem to be having a problem using my webcam with Skype. I can make calls fine, but when I try to start video the Skype program crashes. I have the same issue when trying to "check" my webcam outside of a call using Skype. The webcam seems to work fine with Cheese however :confused:

I did get the webcam to work during a call on Skype using the following code in terminal, but was wondering if there was a fix which would allow me to start Skype without using this in terminal.

env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skypeI'm using ubuntu 10.10, 64BIT and have a Sony Vaio VPCEB3C5E, with a built in Motion Eye webcam.


January 6th, 2011, 08:19 PM

Get the 'static' version of Skype from their web site.

February 9th, 2011, 05:56 AM
what does it mean to get the 'static' version?

February 10th, 2011, 10:45 PM
Go to http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/linux/post-download/ and there should be "dynamic" and "static."