Hi there,

Same old, same old. I am trying to have the webcam working with skype. As many of you it is working with cheese but in skype I have a black screen. It is a microsoft HD Webcam.

Skype is Skype-ubuntu-precise_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb
I have ubuntu 64 12.10. THe webcam is a microsoft HD, it was working on 12.04.

I have done all the usual suspect, I have start skype with all the following:
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype
sh -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype "$@"'
sh -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype "$@"'

locate v4l1compat.so
Yet despite all of this, everytime I restart skype and go into option, the webcam led lights up for 3 or 4 seconds, but the screen stay black, any idea would be welcome.