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Hi i'm ubuntu n00b that have some problems. I have installed the last version of skype by apt-get. When i start a videocall, skype crash after two/two and half minutes I don't understand why it crash. When i start skype in the terminal, it appear this message

giovanni@giovanni-Lenovo-Z580:~$ skype

ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

can someone help me?

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Other information :i have a Lenovo z580 laptop –  Pettorato Feb 24 at 22:53

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You are getting the above message because you are starting SKYPE (and this is so far the only way to do it) with the command in a terminal:

PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

However, this command only works after installing the ia32-libs package that contains the v4l1compat.so file, which is possible using the following procedure:

There is a workaround using ia32-libs from a previous distribution (13.04). This has been tested with the release candidate of 13.10 and all is well and functional.

Install Synaptic from terminal window:

sudo apt-get install synaptic

Launch synaptic and goto “settings > Repositories” click “other software > add” insert this line in the box:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted universe multiverse

Click OK and close synaptic. In terminal type:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

[For more details and a technical explanation of the above see here and here ]

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If i add this repo and i do the command "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade", it download 543 mb of packages. It is normal? –  Pettorato Feb 24 at 23:11

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