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  1. #11
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    Re: Webcam problem in Ubuntu 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Gramzivi View Post
    Finally !!

    it worked for me with command

    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
    I`d like to add that this command will work only if you have 32bit Oneiric installed. For 64bit you must first:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libv4l-0:i386
    in order to obtain required 32bit version of v4l1compat.so . At least I had to do it.

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    Re: Webcam problem in Ubuntu 11.10

    I have the same problems with webcam colors, but when I try to open guvcview appear this error
    Code:
    guvcview 1.4.5
    Fatal:g_thread NOT supported
    The webcam colors stink!!!

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    Re: Webcam problem in Ubuntu 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by JoZ3 View Post
    I have the same problems with webcam colors, but when I try to open guvcview appear this error
    Code:
    guvcview 1.4.5
    Fatal:g_thread NOT supported
    The webcam colors stink!!!
    This solution was helpful for me:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...39/comments/16

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    Re: Webcam problem in Ubuntu 11.10

    Will it work for my problem? When i opened cheese, my pic's color became grayscale. I didn't use any effect!!!

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    Re: Webcam problem in Ubuntu 11.10

    1)
    Add these lines to the end of the /etc/apt/sources.list file.

    Code:
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick universe
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main
    2)
    Run:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    3)
    Install specific versions of the necessary packages from Maverick's repository:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ia32-libs=20090808ubuntu9 lib32v4l-0=0.6.4-1ubuntu1 libv4l-0=0.6.4-1ubuntu1
    4)
    To prevent these packages to be upgraded, run these:

    Code:
    echo ia32-libs hold | dpkg --set-selections
    echo lib32v4l-0 hold | dpkg --set-selections
    echo libv4l-0 hold | dpkg --set-selections
    5)
    Then this command is going to work and you will have webcam again in Skype. At least it's working for me.

    Code:
    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
    6)
    You can remove the added lines from /etc/apt/sources.list file.

    Code:
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick universe
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main

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    Re: Webcam problem in Ubuntu 11.10

    i just dragged skype icon to the desktop from the dash and added this command:

    Code:
    env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
    or just open a terminal and paste the command.

    note the "env" at the start
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    Re: Webcam problem in Ubuntu 11.10

    Thanks it works fine for me too.
    If you don't want to use terminal you can put:
    bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype'

    instead:
    skype

    in the setting of skype in main menu

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    Angry Re: Webcam problem in Ubuntu 11.10

    Help !!!!
    Ubuntu 11.10 webcam not working with cheese or skype... yet, it does work with camorama... I really need it to work with skype.

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    Re: Webcam problem in Ubuntu 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by JoZ3 View Post
    I have the same problems with webcam colors, but when I try to open guvcview appear this error
    Code:
    guvcview 1.4.5
    Fatal:g_thread NOT supported
    It is fixed in guvcview 1.5.2
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    Re: Webcam problem in Ubuntu 11.10

    I, too, have the same issue. Logitech webcam works fine in Cheese, but not Skype. I have tried using the code given in the terminal (with as many variations as I've seen), but get an error message saying it cannot be preloaded and is ignored.

    It is driving me crazy. I really need the webcam and Skype to work in tandem, but am at a loss.

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