tldr: I want to have skype calls and skype will not use my web cam for some reason.
I checked a few guides, but I'm having a hard time understanding some of the linux 'jargen' so please excuse me if at the end of this all you have to do is describe what some button looks like or something.
asus Eee disney netpal P.O.S. with a cracked screen.
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 32 bit
Multi-boots into a broken install of windows XP sp3 that can't connect to the internet
The webcam is built into the screen. Sorry I can't find any more info on it then that.
Also note that there's a very very small hard drive on this thing so I can't download anything bigger then a few hundred MB.
So if I go into Skype in the settings there is no webcam showing and no device to pick from. I don't know what kind of webcam it is other then it's internal. I suspect that it's a driver issue so I tried to get that sorted and got a "ov51x-jpeg" but when I try to "make" in the terminal it tells me "make: *** No targets. Stop." I guess it doesn't understand that I want it to make the file named Makefile but I have no idea what to do about it. Next I tried "lsusb" :
I guess the webcam is missing because it's not a usb cam?
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
It's important for me to have the ability to call people over the skype protocol, but I'm willing to use something other then the skype program if that helps make things go quicker/easier.
Thanks for any help.