Acer Aspire One
Lubuntu 12.10

I have a Acer Aspire one netbook but use a microsoft lifecam VX-3000 with skype (so that I can follow my daughter around when talking to the relatives).

Both the built in webcam and VX-3000 work fine with skype and lubuntu (but the resolution is poor when compared to operating it in win 7). I have had a good search and can't find a solution to this problem. I don't mind buying another webcam but as far as I can tell others also suffer with this problem.

Any help will be appreciated.