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Got 11.10 recently and as usual wanted to make Skype video work by doing this

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/219

Well that used to work for my linux mint 11 installation but now it does not seem to work anymore.

Anyone else got this problem?

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can you start the bash script file in a terminal and see if there is any output like "file not found"? –  Michael K Dec 9 '11 at 13:25
    
fyi. just found this after having the same problem with skype. followed it for Mint 12 and it works... –  Asken Dec 24 '11 at 21:49
    
Just tried running the file i created and i do get an error saying ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored. –  Jepzen Dec 26 '11 at 0:42
    
Linux Mint is off-topic, thanks! –  jrg Mar 1 '12 at 22:30
    
It aint about Linux Mint, Im running Ubuntu 11.10 and the webcam didnt work. It is fixed as mentioned below –  Jepzen Mar 6 '12 at 19:45

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Ahh in 11.10 the path is different

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype

Now it works

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LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype

Run the command from terminal window to launch Skype.

Any Webcam works.

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