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This camera works fine with cheese, but while it appears as the USB device skype recognizes, there is no video shown.

This post and others mention libv4l-0.

apt-get install libv4l-0 reports that the latest version is already installed.

The closest I can find to what is mentioned in that post are:

/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so

and

/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l1.so.0

In both cases when I try to LD_PRELOAD these I get something like object '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored

and skype still does not see the camera correctly.

What am I missing?

Thanks

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the link says: "To fix this you need to have libv4l-0 installed and load it with Skype.", so have you changed .desktop file to load with libv4l-0 ? –  geoh Feb 17 '13 at 7:09
    
Yes, I edited the .desktop file and also tried from the command line with the same results. However, It finally seems to working this morning. Perhaps it needed a cold reboot(?), although having spent too many years with Windows I of course did try restarting after making changes. Actually, I should say that I can now see video in the skype options - I have not yet actually made a call. –  mickeyf Feb 17 '13 at 17:39
    
ok, then make sure that this worked and post it as answer, and after ~2 hours you can accept it. :) –  geoh Feb 17 '13 at 17:57
    
I have successfully made an outgoing video call, so skype is recognizing the camera. When I get an incoming call skype rings then immediately dies. I'm thinking this is a distinct issue, not related to the camera. Interestingly, I now have the same results whether the .desktop file simply has the original "exec=skype %U" or if it includes the preload instruction. –  mickeyf Feb 17 '13 at 18:14
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