I spent hours trying to fix this but nothing worked. I gave it a new shot today but failed. My camera works perfectly fine if I test it in system settings -> Hardware. The problem is skype.
First I installed the libv4l as well as the 32 bit package with
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
I am running a 64bit version, but I read that skype is programmed for 32 bit so I have to use the i386 library anyway, so I went with
LD_PRELOAD="/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l2convert.so" skype LD_PRELOAD="/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so" skype
Both didn't work. I checked the folder. The files are in there.
I also tried different approaches like
LD_PRELOAD="/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l2convert.so" QT_PLUGIN_PATH="/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/qt4/plugins" exec /usr/bin/skype --resources=/usr/share/skype --disable-api ...
QT_PLUGIN_PATH="/usr/lib/qt4/plugins" exec /usr/bin/skype --resources=/usr/share/skype --disable-api ...
Could it be that my Asus model is not supported yet? I read that I can check it here but to no avail.
Thanks for any help in advance.