Again, it’s strange that the same webcam works on Ekiga. They talk a vendor-specific protocol with a vendor-provided Windows driver, and trying to handle them with the UVC protocol results in low frame rate and corrupted frames in most resolutions. See the FAQ for more information. If you are having compilation, installation, or usage problems, we’ll need at least the following information to be able to help you:. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. The module names are quickcam and qc-usb.
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HardwareSupportComponentsMultimediaWebCamerasLogitech – Ubuntu Wiki
Requires gspcav1 driver, from http: Same version of Skype. My Logitech webcam did not work without guvcview installed but worked after I installed the package. The current version of the qc-usb driver is 0. Thus, I conclude it is a Skype problem.
Requires updated spca5xx driver, easy to get with module-assistant. I’m having problems with installing a webcam: I assume Mageia 6 provides the most up-to-date driver.
In reply to David Bennion’s post on December 22, Following the recent release of a beta version of Skype that has support for video calling, this page will give a list of webcams that have been tested on Skype, and other details. But this made no difference which I really sort of expected because cheese still works.
qc-usb: Linux Driver for Quickcam USB cameras
Tools to extract the firmware from the MacOS X driver and load it into the device are available at http: Since you are not running the stock kernel you cannot use Alien Bob’s packages, you can either use the slackbuild or compile it yourself from source.
Same ID as previous entry, but since name on the box is different, I’m adding it here. Please do not send general usage questions or problems to the developers’ list.
Ubuntu contains lots of drivers out of the box. For better performances, connect the camera to a USB 2. What version of slackware are you using? When I go into the app and try to view the audio settings, it shows the webcam name, but doesn’t give any video indicating that it is successful grabbing video. My last Skype SW ran perfectly fine.
Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Thus my conclusion is that Skype is messed up.
Linux UVC driver and tools
The UVC specification covers webcams, digital camcorders, analog video converters, analog and digital television tuners, and still-image cameras that support video streaming for both video input and output. The goal of this project is to provide all necessary software components to fully support UVC compliant devices in Linux.
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The driver is reliable and included in other distributions like Mandriva, it could be included in Ubuntu as well. I’m running Mageia 6, 64 bit, KDE. David Bennion Replied on December 22, See the FAQ for more information.
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Thanks for marking this as the answer. Try to find the relevant line for your webcam. Or, remove pulseaudio and select mic manually in skype options. Extension units can be accessed directly or mapped to V4L2 controls. Driver home page is http: Iinc installation instructions worked admirably. On Ekiga the same webcam works just fine.