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Both of my webcams work in cheese on 11.10 & 12.04 ok. Skype recognizeses the cameras but will not show any output when I click on test video.

Yet my friend's machine which uses a Philips pcvc840k webcam works perfectly? I use a Logitech c160 & a Philips spc200nc, neither works with Skype. Can anyone please help?

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You'll find the solution here:… – To Do Jun 9 '12 at 12:35

Please first check if video4linux and gstreamer are both installed in your system! Also, provide any output of the lsusb program that include information about your usb connected webcams (for options see man lsusb).

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