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How to use Intel Easy PC USB Camera in Skype?
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Sep 2012, 22:11    Post subject:  How to use Intel Easy PC USB Camera in Skype?  

lsusb DOES register the camera.
Code:
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 8086:0110 Intel Corp. Easy PC Camera
But I can't get it to work in Skype 4.0 Beta.

Anyone know any way to get this working?

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Sep 2012, 22:22    Post subject:  

What Puppy are you using?
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Sep 2012, 23:50    Post subject:  

Slacko 5.3.3
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Sep 2012, 00:02    Post subject:  

Plug in the webcam and run the command "lsmod". Confirm that these modules are loaded - gspca_main and gspca_spca508.

If so, install guvcview from here. Note that there are two packages to download.

Does your webcam work with guvcview?
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Sep 2012, 03:17    Post subject:  

Yes, it works with guvcview, though the coloring is all blue. Kinda odd, but ok...
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Sep 2012, 06:00    Post subject:  

Now read here.

These are two alternate commands for starting skype. Make sure that you don't confuse ells with ones when you type them.

They are using libraries from your guvcview install.
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Sep 2012, 11:34    Post subject:  

Tried loading both ways. Got the error both times saying they could neither one be preloaded. So, that really doesn't work for me.
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Sep 2012, 13:43    Post subject:  

Evil20071 wrote:
Tried loading both ways. Got the error both times saying they could neither one be preloaded.

I checked my own setup. The only way I could get that error message was if I typed the command wrong.

Go into the folder /usr/lib/libv4l and check the names of the files.

The first command is what the skype README recommends for problematic webcams.
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Sep 2012, 19:39    Post subject:  

Ok.. I tried it again and apparently the second one works but the first doesn't. Skype at least recognized the webcam this time...
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