If you use Cairo-dock, you are probably using the OpenGL version. Can be fixed by pointing it at a bright light source when starting it apparently. Was able to get it working in Skype 2. Works nice out of the box with the latest driver This include a v4l2 kernel device driver and patches for userspace tools. Works out of the box with Cheese. If you don’t have that library already installed, install it with “apt-get install libv4l

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Skype and Web Cameras This page lists web cameras “webcams” that are known to work with Skype. PulseAudio is working better with it. March 14th, 8. Camera is recognized, but “Test Camera” shows screen with vertical colored bars dancing all over the place. Had to invoke from terminal with following command note that package libv4l1 must be installed: Works fine out of the box Logitech Quickcam Pro 7. Was able to get working using ov51x-jpeg driver at: Neither Skype nor Ubuntu.

Preloading v4lcompat Some webcams require the v4lcompat driver to be preloaded. You need to install the gstreamer packages and try this out. Having a problem logging in?


Camera is recognized, but “Test Camera” crashes Skype. One of the simplest ways you can record webcam videos is with mencoder.

Originally Posted by dasy2k1 nothing is detected in anything else and m-a wont build the debian module from souce as i can only seem to get the kernel headers in the repo or a souce tarball with a slightly differnt name, im working on compiling that and will see what happens eventually.

The ID then appears after “ID” on that line, in the form xxxx: The uvc driver does recognize the device as can be tested with luvcview.

Microdia usb camera driver ubuntu linux

Works out of the box with Skype 2. Works in Skype 2. Had to upgrade gspca driver to latest version to work.

Skype also may hang during or after the call. Black screen in Skype, even though it camefa with Cheese 2. Camera is recognized, but “Test Camera” button only shows black screen.

Enabling a USB Camera in Ubuntu – A System Admin Living in Japan

Remember that Skype cannot twinkleacm a camera video stream if another program like Cheese or guvcview is already viewing it. Black screen in Skype, even though it works with Cheese 2. Works perfectly out of the box, but only at x in Skype, x in VLC I can’t get close to the advertised x with any of the linux drivers.


ZC Webcam by lsusb 8. Sonix Integrated Webcam Microdia. If you don’t have that library already installed, install it with “apt-get install libv4l Find More Posts by dasy2k1.

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Works out of the box with Cheese and Skype, x max. To find out the device ID of your webcam, typing lsusb in a terminal window will list all USB devices on your system.

If you are using xfce: Syntek USB Camera built-in Works fine after installing the uvc driver. Testing the video under the Skype Preferences fails; but 4. When trying to patch and compile the source, it seems to work sometimes for a few minutes, after some persistence of plugging and unplugging the webcam from the usb connector.