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    Default Webcam working in kopete but not skype.

    Hi
    I can view my webcam in the configuration setting in kopete, but I'm not able to view my cam on skype, it keeps on showing a gray screen! Have anyone else experience this? IF anyone know anything about this please help me. I tried almost go through on the web about this.

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    Default Re: Webcam working in kopete but not skype.

    Check this thread:
    Webcam configuration

    Or you might want to run this command from terminal:
    Code:
    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
    for 32bit os
    or
    Code:
    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib64/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
    for 64bit os
    and then check if your camera works
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    Default Re: Webcam working in kopete but not skype.

    Quote Originally Posted by psychosuse View Post
    I can view my webcam in the configuration setting in kopete, but I'm not able to view my cam on skype, it keeps on showing a gray screen! Have anyone else experience this? IF anyone know anything about this please help me. I tried almost go through on the web about this.
    Its possible the suggestion Argoson provided may work (which is only for a webcam that uses a gspca driver ) . But we don't know what webcam you have as you did not advise us.

    Note there are different drivers for different webcams and without knowing more about your webcam, one is forced to wildly speculate for a solution.

    With your webcam plugged in type:
    Code:
    lsusb
    and post here the ENTIRE webcam line associated with command.

    Note also there is an openSUSE wiki page on how to install Skype on openSUSE : http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Skype

    ... and to learn a bit more about webcams on openSUSE there is this wiki (which needs improvement adding entries for more different types of webcams): http://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Web_cameras

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