I'm running 12.04 and I've installed skype via the software centre.

As with 11.10 everything works fine with 12.04 as well.

There is only one thing that does not work. I can't see myself in Skype video calls. The video call works fine, I can see the other side the other side can see me. Buid in microphone works.

If I click on 'show myself' during the video call nothing happens. I know that it works on Ubuntu in general as I had it working a while back on a different machine (Xubuntu 11.04). Could that be related to the GPU? I'm now on a intel/nvidia one.

Any Ideas where I can hunt for some options or tweaking?

  • Try deleting and reinstalling skype. – Mitch Jun 3 '12 at 9:18
  • this is a fresh install of ubuntu. but I.ve moved my config directory to this new machine. – seb Jun 3 '12 at 10:13
  • There's a video test in Skype's interface , can you verify if that works for you? – daisy Jun 3 '12 at 13:03
  • @warl0ck Yes that works. I can see myself – seb Jun 4 '12 at 13:04

I'm running on a nVidia card as well and it works for me.

Try reinstalling Skype and updating the nVidia drivers. Then when in a Skype call, click the blue video icon and then click "Start my Video".

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