The Ubuntu Kernel Team is planning to move to the 2. Sign up using Email and Password. IM Webcam VF 9. Works nice out of the box with Skype 2. Can you help me make this load permanent so I dont have to execute the command every time I want to stream my cam on Chrome or Firefox. You are commenting using your WordPress. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here:

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Skype may not detect the camera however. You can check if it does with cheese. Camera is recognized and working with Camorama, but “Test Camera” button only shows black screen. Now, try to run cheese once again and see if this work.

Skype and Web Cameras

Great cam, microphone works too. Loading ov51x-jpeg without forceblock-option results in a black video stream for Skype, while it works fine using Cheese.


Had to edit launcher to following command note that package libv4l May need to restart Skype. Logitech Quickcam IM Camera is recognized, but “Test Camera” button only shows black screen.

By replacing the device-id for the VX with 0x00f4 for the VX camera in the gspca driver, I get the following dmesg output: Tested with Skype 2. Hercules Dualpix HDp Emotion Cam Notebook Pro []. Thinkpad T61 built-in webcam 7. Works with Cheese, xawtv, but not with Camorama.

Logitech Quickcam Express Pro Neither Skype Test only shows black screen nor Ubuntu. As of this writing JulySkype Beta is version 2.

This bug report is a duplicate of: MarchUbuntu Other bug subscribers Subscribe someone else. No issues compared to what was reported for 7. The Skype release notes state that only having a single XV port will cause video to be seen one way only no preview,with no Xv support you get nothing. Make Skype work If Skype still does not work, you need to help it to get there. Ferrix Hovi ferrix wrote on The gstfakevideo driver will probably get things working, provided you have a suitable graphics card driver set up in xorg.


If it doesn’t work with the plugin “autodetect” in “Default output”, change it to “X Window System No Xv “, then try again. If you are using Ubuntu Try unplugging all other USB devices except the camera.

software installation – How do I install the driver for a Microsoft Lifecam VX? – Ask Ubuntu

For general webcam issues see here. Logitech Quickcam Notebook Pro 7.

Alpha5 is set to be released Thursday Sept 4. Brian Murray brian-murray wrote on Works flawlessly out of the box with Skype 2.