I have issues with skype using my brand new System 76 Galago Ultrapro, running Ubuntu 13.04.
I installed Skype through ubuntu software centre (after allowing Canonical partner stuff), but it won't work, the video is a green screen, and it won't connect to the microphone. The webcam works when using Cheese, and the microphone appears to work in general (it shows sound levels when I go to the Input tab under the Sound settings).
I tried to fix the green screen issue using this command:
$ echo -e '#!bin/bash n LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /usr/bin/skype' | sudo tee /usr/local/bin/skype sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/skype
but no luck. Any ideas?
I have also asked this question to the System 76 tech support folk.