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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:23 am    Post subject: Skype does not see webcam [Solved] Reply with quote

Hi, I have recently purchased a logitech webcam c260.
It is installed and working. I can make videos of myself, with audio, in VLC and it works in other test programs.

The problem is skype. I am running skype 4.0.0.8-r1
I wrote a script to launch Skype:
Code:
#!/bin/bash

xhost +local: && sudo -u skype LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l2convert.so /opt/bin/skype


which works except no webcam. Are there any ideas?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happens when you start skype normally as a regular user?

Is your regular user in the video and plugdev groups?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef wrote:
What happens when you start skype normally as a regular user?

Is your regular user in the video and plugdev groups?


Thank you for your response.

I just checked and it does see my webcam, without preloading any libraries. Both users are in the video and plugdev groups.

EDIT: I used the wrong commands and failed to properly add the groups to the skype user. At the time of this post, skype was not in the video or plugdev groups.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you audiodef. It was a problem with the user groups. I added skype to video and that solved the problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you got it sorted. :)
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