suse12.2 freezes with webcam

Hi, opensuse 12.2 is installed on my computer. I would like to use a Hama Metal Pro webcam. After it is plugged in, application Cheese shows the valid picture, but after 1-2 minutes the whole system freezes. I have another computer, a laptop, with the same operating system. But that also freezes with the webcam in the same way. Please help to fix the problem. Is it a problem of OS version 12.2? I will need to use skype video conferencing; hence, the problem should be fixed.