So that is your webcam, a 046d:08d9. There is general webcam guidance here for openSUSE: HCL:Web cameras - openSUSE
It suggests to check what driver one’s webcam uses. When I search the list of webcams that use the UVC driver I do not see your webcam listed. When I search the list of webcams the spca/gspca driver supports I see the 046d:08d9 listed. That tells me that the spca/gspca is your webcam driver.
lsmod | grep video
and confirm the spca/gspca webcam driver is loaded.
Now if you read further in the HCL:Web cameras - openSUSE page (which can be found by the way by a simple google search for “openSUSE webcam” ) you will note there are special instructions for spca/gspca webcams, you will note it states that:
However, some applications still don’t work very well together with the new drivers, a workaround is to preload a libv4l-compat library:
before starting the respective application, i.e. for kopete you would type:
This compat-library can be found in the package “libv4l”, which is available from OSS-Repo or (recommended) from Packman. (see - Additional YaST Package Repositories](http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_YaST_Package_Repositories))
If you have a 64 bit system, you preload the library with:
If you want to run a 32 bit application (i.e. skype) on a 64 bit system, you first need to install “libv4l-32bit” (only available in the Packman repository) and run the preload-command used for 32 bit.
If this works for you, you can add the LD_PRELOAD-command to the startup command of your menu entry/desktop shortcut via menu editor or with right-clicking the desktop icon => properties => application => command respectively.