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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:37 pm 
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I have a logitech quick cam express .ID 046d:0840 ,works on cheese and guvc view. Skype (version4.3)does not recognize it.I uninstalled skype,reinstalled skype through the Synaptic package manager . I installed V4l2ucp from the ubuntu software center,to no avail. this is a 32bit dell dimension 4700.I receive video calls and the audio is good too. Anyone have a suggestion?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:37 am 
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Try at your own risk. I don't have any experience with this subject. I did see this: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/219 . Yes it is for Mint 17.1 which I think has the same kernel as UberStudent 3.13.0-37-generic. You might read that link and see if you think it would work for you. Please understand it does have a lot of terminal commands. If you are unsure then you don't have to try it. Good Luck! James Zerr


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:07 am 
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You should try the steps at the Linux Mint page. However, in the first command you have to run, substitute geany for gedit.

If that does not work, in a terminal run:

Code:
sudo apt-get install libv4l-0:i386

Now edit the skype launcher to preload the driver:

Right-click on Applications menu -> Properties -> Edit menu -> Internet -> Communication -> Right click on Skype -> Properties.

The command should be:

Code:
env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:17 pm 
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There are directories online that state which webcams are most compatible with linux. I've provided one below.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport ... WebCameras

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