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Re: Web cam recommendations?



On 2/23/09, Paulo Cavalcanti <promac gmail com> wrote:
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Fernando Apesteguía
> <fernando apesteguia gmail com> wrote:
> >
> > On 2/23/09, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
> > > Thomas Cameron wrote:
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> > > > Howdy -
> > > >
> > > > I travel a pretty fair amount - over 115 nights in hotels in 2008.
> > > >
> > > > I use Skype on Linux (both Fedora and RHEL) and I would love to be
> able
> > > > to use the web cam feature so I can see my kids before they go to bed.
> > > >
> > > > Anyone got a known good web cam for this?  I've never owned a web cam
> so
> > > > this is completely new territory for me.
> >
> > Be aware that even in the case that the webcam is supported, Skype for
> > Linux is not well supported. In my case, Logitech QuickCam for
> > Notebooks works perfectly with Fedora 9, but with Skype when I try to
> > activate the webcam, the program aborts without any hints about the
> > problem.
> >
> >
>
> Skype does not support v4l2.
>
> Maybe if you install  libv4l-0.5.8-1.fc10.i386 (it has to be the 32 bit
> version)
>
> and run (using a bash shell)
>
> # to have a v4l interface on v4l2 devices
> LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /opt/skype
>
> it will work. That is what I do with my A4tech PK-935.

Ummm, thanks for the workaround. I will try it as soon as possible and
I will post the results. Too bad skype itself doesn't say anything but
'Aborted'.

Thanks!

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