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dcubox1

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Web Camera not getting any picture
« on: March 25, 2010, 07:29:30 pm »
Ok so I have tried to setup a bog standard usb web camera that I had for using with skype on my windows machine.

I followed the wiki but after reloading the router I do not get any video!!

Any suggestions? :-\

bugui

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Re: Web Camera not getting any picture
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 06:22:39 am »
Hi,
I solve my problem with my old webcam, adding a few comands before load the skype app.

run this as root:

#rename /usr/bin/skype to /usr/bin/2skype

 mv /usr/bin/skype /usr/bin/2skype
 
#then
# make a new file called skype with this:

vi /usr/bin/skype

#Paste this inside
#--------------------------

#!/bin/bash
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so 2skype

#------------------------------
write and quit

Then u need to follow this wiki
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Adding_new_computing_apps

I think that this enviroment setting could be added by lmce without need to rename files or doing this, but i didn't try it.

Thanks

Hernan