I would prefer not to use skype but relatives and friends use it so I have not much choice. I run Tumbleweed/KDE version 20180620 but the camera is not working. however when I open Multimedia -> xawtv the comera is working OK. On my other laptop installing xawtv was all that was required to get the skype camera working. From the Hardware Information I get:
HP Wide Vision HD Camera (/dev/input/event18)
the command lsmod gives:
Thank you Souerland, I have checked the link before but it mainly writes about the old skype and older installs - there is nothing that I could see which would help me. gogalthorp, the video is working with xawtv - so how could it be the video card driver? If so, how do I check?
Thank you, I_A, I checked and I am not in the video group. Strangely enough this group is not even listed in YAST when I go to groups and click the edit or add button. However in /etc/group it is listed as
so I used the command
usermod -a -G video uli
uli : users video
So although I am now member of the video group I am still not able to see the video in skype (i restarted skype after this change)
I looked through ~/.config/skypeforlinux hoping to find an xml file for settings, preferences or whatever but there is nothing. May be the only way is to hope that Microsoft fixes whatever causes this or that my friends and relatives switch to jitsi - whatever comes first. In the meantime I have skype with audio only.
On some systems openSUSE might have library loading problem and webcam doesn’t show anything sensible (black or green screen is more common). To fix this open the terminal/Konsole and log in as superuser “su” and perform following steps:
mv /usr/bin/skype /usr/bin/skype.real
chmod 755 /usr/bin/skype.real
I have to apologize, sauerland and enziosavio, I didn’t think the old fix for the old 32bit skype would work for the new 64bit skypeforlinux - but it does. After your mail I thought I might as well try it and now the camera is working for skype. Thanks again