I have the same problems with webcam colors, but when I try to open guvcview appear this error
The webcam colors stink!!!Code:guvcview 1.4.5 Fatal:g_thread NOT supported
Will it work for my problem? When i opened cheese, my pic's color became grayscale. I didn't use any effect!!!
Add these lines to the end of the /etc/apt/sources.list file.
2)Code:deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick universe deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main
3)Code:sudo apt-get update
Install specific versions of the necessary packages from Maverick's repository:
4)Code:sudo apt-get install ia32-libs=20090808ubuntu9 lib32v4l-0=0.6.4-1ubuntu1 libv4l-0=0.6.4-1ubuntu1
To prevent these packages to be upgraded, run these:
5)Code:echo ia32-libs hold | dpkg --set-selections echo lib32v4l-0 hold | dpkg --set-selections echo libv4l-0 hold | dpkg --set-selections
Then this command is going to work and you will have webcam again in Skype. At least it's working for me.
You can remove the added lines from /etc/apt/sources.list file.
i just dragged skype icon to the desktop from the dash and added this command:
or just open a terminal and paste the command.Code:env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
note the "env" at the start
Last edited by madjr; December 23rd, 2011 at 05:25 PM.
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'
in the setting of skype in main menu
Ubuntu 11.10 webcam not working with cheese or skype... yet, it does work with camorama... I really need it to work with skype.
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.