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    Re: [SOLVED] Skype green video

    Quote Originally Posted by Arrgoss View Post
    I've been following the post, since I have the same problem with my logitech cam in skype. I tried the command in both versions cannot be preloaded: ignored. What am I doing wrong? FYI I'm using 64bits...
    The library I needed to fix my green video was libv4l-0 not lib32v4l so try installing that first then try the LD_PRELOAD again.

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    Re: [SOLVED] Skype green video

    Thanks,

    Code:
    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
    worked for me on Intrepid (8.10) with my Logitech Quickcam Connect

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    Talking Re: [SOLVED] Skype green video

    Found this on another thread. Works for me. Cheers.


    Quote Originally Posted by sisco311 View Post
    try, the command without sudo:
    Code:
    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
    if it works create a script in /usr/bin
    Code:
    gksu gedit /usr/bin/skype2

    and make it executable:
    Code:
    sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/skype2
    use the skype2 command in the launcher.

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    Re: [SOLVED] Skype green video

    Thx! it works great! I have a question: any idea how to adjust the picture?

    ---> Use XawTV
    Last edited by Aviendha09; May 11th, 2009 at 06:49 PM. Reason: found solution
    "What senses do we lack, that we cannot see[...] a world all around us?" F. Herbert, DUNE

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    Re: [SOLVED] Skype green video

    this totally worked and I worked out how to complete the operation using a great guide here http://linux.byexamples.com/archives...utable-script/ and the instructions from post #12 - thanks to aaaalex and I hope he wont mind me pinching a bit of his post and simplifying it for complete newbies like me.

    The following steps worked totally for me. I didn't like skype running with a terminal open so I followed instructions from that post - but here are added very, very basic steps to do what it said. It took a bit of trial and error and I am sure there is an alternative way....this is just how I managed it in the end...it worked for me and gave me another insight into how linux works.


    I made two executable scripts in usr/bin/

    ScreenSkype.sh and SkypeLauncher.sh

    to do this I opened a terminal and typed

    Code:
    cd /usr/bin
    then

    Code:
    sudo gedit /usr/bin/ScreenSkype.sh
    then i pasted into the blank page that came up :

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    screen -d -m usr/bin/skype/SkypeLauncher.sh
    and clicked save and closed the window.

    then to make it executable

    Code:
    sudo chmod+x ScreenSkype.sh
    then I repeated the process for the second script


    Code:
    sudo gedit SkypeLauncher.sh
    paste in the following code


    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
    exit 0
    Click Save and exit gedit window.

    then make that file executable

    Code:
    sudo chmod+x SkypeLauncher.sh


    Then i changed the Skype Launcher in the Main Menu to point to ScreenSkype.sh by going into Applications>Internet I right clicked in the skype icon and clicked "Add this Launcher to panel"

    When the Skype icon appeared in the panel next to the firefox icon, i right clicked it and clicked "properties"

    in the box COMMAND i typed "usr/bin/SkypeLauncher.sh" (no quotes) in place of what was there

    now when i click this icon Skype opens with the preloaded bit needed for the webcam to work properly.

    Hope this helps - hope I didnt make any mistakes in the method I used, like I say it worked for me but as a noob, perhaps I have done it long handed without knowing an easier way - if there is any other easier way of doing it or if I am making any glaring mistakes I would love to know.

    i am using 9.04 for the record and was getting a scrambled video signal in skype.

    Hope this helps someone.

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    Re: [SOLVED] Skype green video

    Quote Originally Posted by studiodude View Post

    I made two executable scripts in usr/bin/

    ScreenSkype.sh and SkypeLauncher.sh

    to do this I opened a terminal and typed

    Code:
    cd /usr/bin
    then

    Code:
    sudo gedit /usr/bin/ScreenSkype.sh
    then i pasted into the blank page that came up :

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    screen -d -m usr/bin/skype/SkypeLauncher.sh
    and clicked save and closed the window.

    then to make it executable

    Code:
    sudo chmod+x ScreenSkype.sh
    then I repeated the process for the second script


    Code:
    sudo gedit SkypeLauncher.sh
    paste in the following code


    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
    exit 0
    Click Save and exit gedit window.

    then make that file executable

    Code:
    sudo chmod+x SkypeLauncher.sh
    Then i changed the Skype Launcher in the Main Menu to point to ScreenSkype.sh by going into Applications>Internet I right clicked in the skype icon and clicked "Add this Launcher to panel"

    When the Skype icon appeared in the panel next to the firefox icon, i right clicked it and clicked "properties"

    in the box COMMAND i typed "usr/bin/SkypeLauncher.sh" (no quotes) in place of what was there

    now when i click this icon Skype opens with the preloaded bit needed for the webcam to work properly.

    Hope this helps - hope I didnt make any mistakes in the method I used, like I say it worked for me but as a noob, perhaps I have done it long handed without knowing an easier way - if there is any other easier way of doing it or if I am making any glaring mistakes I would love to know.

    i am using 9.04 for the record and was getting a scrambled video signal in skype.

    Hope this helps someone.

    thanx 4 great guide,did everything [except changed chmod+x to chmod +x] only last part with properties:

    in the box COMMAND i typed "usr/bin/SkypeLauncher.sh" (no quotes) in place of what was there

    couldn't do running Kubuntu Jaunty because there's no "properties" right click on Skype.

    How do I do it?

    sorry 4 newbie question,usually dont post and fixured everything but this time couldn't

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    Re: [SOLVED] Skype green video

    noob here

    I'm running Jaunty. I tried instructions #25 to fix the 'green static' in Skype video capture.

    And I don't understand how moving Skype to top panel helps solve the problem. Regardless, it failed with the response:

    Failed to execute child process "usr/bin/SkypeLauncher.sh" (No such file or directory)

    Any understandable instructions on getting my Creative Instant to work with Skype?

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    Re: [SOLVED] Skype green video

    First off, you need to find out which command to launch skype works for you.
    Then you need to put that command (that works) into the launcher script.

    Quote Originally Posted by danlembek View Post
    And I don't understand how moving Skype to top panel helps solve the problem.
    Moving to the top panel creates a new launcher. You could also just right-click on your menu, "Edit Menus" and change the command there. It's just preference.

    I chose the method of moving skype, and putting the script in skype's place (with the name "skype") so I don't need to create a new launcher.

    Quote Originally Posted by danlembek View Post
    Regardless, it failed with the response:
    Failed to execute child process "usr/bin/SkypeLauncher.sh" (No such file or directory)
    You left out the leading slash in
    Code:
    /usr/bin/SkypeLauncher.sh

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    Re: [SOLVED] Skype green video

    SICK! It Works.

    Thank you kindly.

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    Re: [SOLVED] Skype green video

    Worked for me too

    Thanks for your work


    Michael

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