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[Solved] Webcam

Postby exmix on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:41 am

Well I typically use Skype and ofcourse people use the Webcams. I plug it into the USB slot and go to the Skype properties. It shows I have it plugged in but when I click on "test" nothing shows up, nor does my camera start up. Help?
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Re: Webcam

Postby xenopeek on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:50 am

What brand and model webcam do you have? Can you also share the output of:
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lsusb
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Re: Webcam

Postby exmix on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:01 am

lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 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
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 046d:c408 Logitech, Inc. Marble Mouse (4-button)
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 041e:4061 Creative Technology, Ltd Live! Cam Notebook Pro

Brand and Model of Webcam is:
Live! Cam Notebook Pro (VF0400)
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Re: Webcam

Postby xenopeek on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:26 am

Search for your device ID (041e:4061) on this page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeWebCams. It has instructions on what you can do to make it work. See the second search result, where it is suggested:
On 11.10 64-Bit 2.2.0.35 (32-Bit) install libv4l-0:i386 and start Skype with LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
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Re: Webcam

Postby exmix on Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:00 am

Alright, I added:
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deb http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main

to my repositories.
But when I run
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sudo apt-get install easycam2-gtk

after running
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sudo apt-get update


and this is what I get
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exmix@Exmix ~ $ sudo apt-get install easycam2-gtk
[sudo] password for exmix:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 easycam2-gtk : Depends: python2.4-glade2 but it is not installable
                Depends: python2.4-gtk2 but it is not installable
                Depends: easycam2-core but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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Re: [Solved] Webcam

Postby exmix on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:58 am

rumpel on xchat helped me. I had to make a file named skype.sh and copy it in my ~usr/local/bin.
The skype.sh file(opened in a text editor) contains:
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#!/bin/sh
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
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