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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Skype in Karmic and Helena

In Ubuntu Karmic Koale and Linux Mint 8 Helena, The logitech webcam isn't detected properly. Start any aplication that should use the webcam with this:

Originally Posted by dchenbecker View Post
Set the LD_PRELOAD to force-load the libv4l1compat library. On my AMD64 machine I do

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/ skype
On a 32-bit machine you'd do

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ skype
You can replace skype with any other aplication.

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