Monday, October 13, 2008

skype and Logitech webcam in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 64-bit

There's a bug report on why many webcams stopped to work in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex.

Here's a workaround using LD_PRELOAD:

sudo apt-get install lib32v4l-0 libv4l-0

(to have both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.)

For camorama, which is a 64-bit application:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ camorama

For skype, which is a 32-bit application:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/ skype

(skype can be found in the medibuntu repositories.)


xopher_mc said...

Thanks so much,

this solves the problem i've been having with skype on ubuntu

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Anonymous said...

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/ skype


ERROR: object '/usr/lib32/libv4l/' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

leo said...

I guess you don't need this anymore with a current version of Ubuntu. The post above was mainly for Intrepid Ibex.