I can't get my logitech camera to work with skype on the latest Ubuntu

Asked by Keebler Elfwitch on 2011-09-22

I have been trying to get my web cam to work, The last time I rebooted my system I lost whatever software I had to run my camera & now I can see & talk on Skype but my camera wont work. I went to the Ubuntu software center & I got "camserv" but I cant get it to run either, Please help me

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2011-09-23
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2011-09-24

Can you install and try cheese, can you also give the output of:

lsb_release -a; lsusb

Thanks

ahambidge (ahambidge) said : #2

Hello,

After installing Cheese the webcam should work but you need to set the camera in Skype as well.

Regards,

Allan :)

Thank you both I have installed cheese & it works but I still can't figure out how to link it to skype

Because skype is garbage and doesn't quite work with the OS properly without some effort. Skype is a godawful test if a webcam works and it throws up tonnes of false negatives. When people use decent apps (like cheese) it magically works.

Can you give the output of:

uname -a; lsb_release -a; dpkg -l | grep -i skype

Thanks

ahambidge (ahambidge) said : #5

Hello,

You have to set the web camera in the Skype settings.

Regards,

Allan :)

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