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No video in new skype install (Solved )

Postby Prsman » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:03 pm

So I just installed the new skype and did the setup. There is no video even though skype selects the webcam. The program cheese shows video from the webcam. Any ideas? Thanks

(EDIT) Found this: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/219

Created the file but it did not fix. I wonder if the name of the file has to be changed to skypeforlinux?
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Re: No video in new skype install

Postby Prsman » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:16 pm

No help for this on the 'net. So I went to my local dollar store and bought a two dollar web cam. Plugged it in and it works, go figure. Dmesg shows the driver for my first web cam loaded. Skype sees it under hardware but no video. Thank you Bill Gates.
Now if I could only get my contacts to switch to Ring.

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Re: No video in new skype install (Solved - sort of)

Postby JerryF » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:40 pm

Prsman wrote:...
(EDIT) Found this: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/219

Created the file but it did not fix. I wonder if the name of the file has to be changed to skypeforlinux?

These instructions are too old. They were tested on Mint 9 and 10.

Plus it looks like some of the directories that they refer to are not used anymore.
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Re: No video in new skype install (Solved )

Postby Prsman » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:42 pm

I bought a used Microsoft Lifecam VX5000 web cam. This cam has a usb 2.0 interface. My original web cam was usb 1.1. My Skype video works now.
I guess SkypeForLinux requires a web cam with usb 2 or higher. My experience.


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