I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on the Gnome3 desktop environment. My webcam was working fine during the Ubuntu installation when it asked me to be snapped by my webcam or choose a picture instead.
However, the webcam does not show on Skype 4.1.10, which i installed earlier today. The VIDEO DEVICE tab in skype options does not detect a webcam. Neither does Cheese and shows a blank screen.
I don't even know if correct drivers for my cam are installed or not. Gnome3 does not have "hardware" in system settings and I cannot find any way to install additional hardware drivers.
I have a Lenovo S10-2 netbook with the following specs:
Intel® Atom™ CPU N280 @ 1.66GHz × 2 Ram: 993.4 MiB Graphics: unknown (On board?) Ubuntu Partition: 14 GB OS type: 32 bit
typing lsusb in the terminal gives me this output:
STARTS Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0a5c:2150 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046 Bluetooth Device Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub ENDS
No luck with several thread on ubuntuforums or askubuntu or https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeWebCams
Downloaded this :https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/+source/libwebcam but again, don't know how to install it or is it even going to help.
I am a journalist and need to use Skype a lot for video interviews. I would be really grateful for any help to get me out of this mess.