Webcam problem

I have webcam Genius Eye 312, and i try to get it to work properly on Ubuntu 11.10.

Cheese recognize webcam, but Skype don't, and that is most important, i need it for Skype and Gtalk. How to configure/fix that bug ?

i tried with

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /usr/bin/skype

- that work in 11.04 but here in 11.10... nope

The path to the v4l1compat.so

The path to the v4l1compat.so file has changed in Ubuntu 11.10.

It is now /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so

So, the complete line must read as follows:

bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype'

or something very similar.

I hope this helps.

Check this link

There is discussion regarding your problem. It helped me to fix my problem permanently. Check the comments at very bottom, they are fresh refering to your version of Ubuntu. Why Linux version of Skype does not work out of box? Just Skype knows.

http://www.ubunturoot.com/2010/05/how-to-fix-webcam-problem-in-skype.html