Webcam issue

Asked by Ζαχαρίας Πυρίνης on 2011-10-26

Hello everyone,
I'm new to Ubuntu and today (at 16:30 I believe) I installed Ubuntu 11.10.

Since then I've been trying to find a solution to my problem regarding my webcam (Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000).

I've been looking through every forum in the internet, trying every possible suggestion I read, but I still can't make Skype "see" it.

I made this decision today and left once and for all (hopefully) windows in the past, but right now I'm "this" close to switch it back.

I really think that ubuntu is an excellent os, but needs a little bit of work to figure it out.

Even so, I thought that finding a solution to this problem would be a piece of cake! I REALLY REALLY NEED SOME HELP HERE!!!!
Thank you in advance!!

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2011-10-26
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2011-10-27

If you install and run cheese, do you see yourself?

Yes I do, kind of messed up though, but I do!

Cool, what is the output of:

lsusb; lsb_release -a

Thanks

zaxos@HOME:~$ lsusb; ls_release -a
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1058:0704 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Passport External HDD
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 152d:2338 JMicron Technology Corp. / JMicron USA Technology Corp. JM20337 Hi-Speed USB to SATA & PATA Combo Bridge
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:00f7 Microsoft Corp. LifeCam VX-1000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0a5c:4502 Broadcom Corp. Keyboard (Boot Interface Subclass)
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0a5c:4503 Broadcom Corp. Mouse (Boot Interface Subclass)
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 050d:016a Belkin Components Bluetooth Mini Dongle
No command 'ls_release' found, did you mean:
 Command 'lsb_release' from package 'lsb-release' (main)
ls_release: command not found

Sorry about before, the actual output is:

zaxos@HOME:~$ lsusb; lsb_release -a
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1058:0704 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Passport External HDD
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 152d:2338 JMicron Technology Corp. / JMicron USA Technology Corp. JM20337 Hi-Speed USB to SATA & PATA Combo Bridge
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:00f7 Microsoft Corp. LifeCam VX-1000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0a5c:4502 Broadcom Corp. Keyboard (Boot Interface Subclass)
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0a5c:4503 Broadcom Corp. Mouse (Boot Interface Subclass)
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 050d:016a Belkin Components Bluetooth Mini Dongle
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric

ok and the output of:

lsmod | grep gsp

Thanks

zaxos@HOME:~$ lsmod | grep gsp
gspca_sonixj 32391 0
gspca_main 27610 1 gspca_sonixj
videodev 85626 1 gspca_main
zaxos@HOME:~$

not sure then dude I can't see anything else online. Try:

LD_PRELOAD /usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

See if it works then

OK I will try that for now, but if you think of anything else, please come back and make a post!! Thank you so much for your time man, I really appreciate it!!

This one gives me a "command not found" message! Guess I'll have to look the exact location of "v4l1compat.so", right?

OK, I got the exact location but still get the same "command not found" message! Anyway, thank you again for your time! I'll try to finger this out!!

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