Debian Hardware :: MS LifeCam NX-6000 - Cannot Get My Webcam To Work With Either AMSN Or Skype
Feb 19, 2010
I have the webcam model Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 running on my Toshiba Satellite laptop with Debian Sid and kernel 22.214.171.124. I am able to get the program GUCView to work without any problems, but I can not get my webcam to work with either aMSN or Skype (2.1 Beta for Linux). I don't know what to do next, or what my options are at this time. All of my friends/family use MSN and/or Skype with MS Windows or Mac. I am able to get sound/voice to work but no visuals.
Regarding the use of lifecam VX-3000 with skype. In this thread Microsoft lifecam Vx-3000 webcam - HELP
I found a set of commands that allow me to use my webcam within skype by running the following Code:
Unfortunately, it looks like I need to type in these lines every time I restart skype. Is there a way to automate the process, so that when I start my computer it executes the code before starting skype?
What this code does? I find it difficult to run commands without knowing what they do. Do you have to be a programmer to know about these commands or should everyone who uses suse know about that.
Running 10.04 64bit When using Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 webcam/mic combo - no video (black screen). Microphone works, webcam light goes on. Seems like the driver (uvcvideo) sees the webcam and supports, but no video comes out. Kernel: 2.6.32-24-generic Driver: uvcvideo DMesg:
i have sony viao vgn-fz11 Can someone please help ,im new user to ubuntu been trying to get webcam working properly at the moment its upside down and does not work in skype at all just get black screen does this look correct? do i have the right driver?i will try and give as much information as i can.
I have Ubuntu 9.10 installed on my dv2000 hp latpop. I also installed the Beta version of Skype. But when I test webcam in skype the light of the webcam glows but I do not see image on the test screen. the test screen remains back. Could someone suggest what could be the problem and a possible solution?PS: The webcam works fine with "Cheese"
I have difficulty with my webcam and Skype. I can see the other person but she can't see me. From a previous thread: Are you sure your camera isnt working? Supported hardware drivers are in the kernel usually. Test: press alt+f2, type gstreamer-properties go to the video tab and see if your camera is listed as a device. If yes, press the test button. This test was OK. I could see my face on the screen.
Quote: Ah, the Skype camera thing. Launch it this way: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
I tried this. It launches Skype OK, but the little window that should show what my webcam sees, appears full of black and white static.
I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a desktop computer. In general things work pretty well but I cannot get the webcam to work in Skype. It's a Zebronics webcam, not sure of the model number. I installed Cheese to see if it shows videos from the webcam connected to the computer and it does. In Skype preference I can see that Skype looks for the webcam in /dev/video0 but apparently it can't find anything there.
I wish there was some client program in Ubuntu/Linux which supported both audio call and video chat on the yahoo network. Kopete supports only video and Gyache is not compatible with the new Yahoo 10 protocol or whatever it is. Extremely frustrating for someone who is trying to get others to use Ubuntu instead of Windows.
I'm a newbie to Ubuntu (9.10) and have been unable to get the webcam to work in Skype. It works just fine in Cheese.
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i am trying to video chat with my logitech C200 webcam but it does not work with skype or empathy. Do i need to download special drivers?. In skype i can't even test the camera. and with empathy the webcam icon and the video call option are grayed out. I downloaded "guvcview" from the software center and it works like a charm, i can capture video and take pictures, so i don't really understand why skype and emphaty dont work.
I'm running xubuntu 8.04 with LXDE, 192 mb ram on sony VAIO pcg-z600lek. I want to find a usb webcam that would work with skype (126.96.36.199.)? is there anything I should I look out for when buying such a webcam?
I have an Acer Laptop 5739G I believe.It has an Acer Crystal Eye webcam that won't work with Skype or anything.I've tried a few different methods but couldn't get it to work.Really noobtastic with Linux so realllllly basic information works for me.
I have just installed 9.10 64bit Karmic Koala on a Sony VAIO VGN-NR110E. Everything seems to be working fine out of the box...
I have my camera WORKING. I have tested it through VLC and the video is visible. I have installed Skype, and after setting up the source of the mic and video, SOUND works. Microphone from NX-6000 records sound, I can talk to someone on Skype with no problems.
The only issue i have is that in Skype settings, when I click on the TEST button in the VIDEO menu, the camera blinks, but the screen stays black. When I initiate a conversation, and enable my video, all I see is a white box in the corner, and the same thing shows up on the screen of the person I am speaking with. The sound however works flawlessly.
When i set skype to load on start up my webcam will not work. However if I manually start it after booting up the system it works fine. I am not using ciaro dock but am using docky. My webcam is a Logitech. This can be anoying as I would sometimes forget to turn Skype on manually.
I am currently running Lucid 10.04 Ubuntu through Wubi and am having MAJOR problems with my webcam. I can use this webcam on windows vista without a problem and very nice picture quality, but when I try and use it on Ubuntu I run into some snags. The webcam is connected and works, kind of, on "cheese", but when I run a test on skype it is just a black box.I have found some code through the forums that allows me to run skype via terminal and will let my webcam work as well as it will on Cheese. Now, when it does run the picture is very blue and dark as well as extremely laggy compared to when ran on Windows Vista.
I am running Ubuntu 9.10 and have installed aMSN from the repositories. But when i try to set up my Logitech webcam the whole aMSN program freezes solid and the only way i can get rid of it is to restart the computer.
I'm using a basically vanilla Lubuntu 11.04 My Logitech E 3500 webcam works fine with Cheese. I have just installed Skype, but my voice isn't picked up on the test call, and no video either (the webcam light remains off). I've tried logging off and into Skype.
I have a Microsoft LifeCam webcam. It works great under Ubuntu 10.04... Until I reboot. After the reboot, Cheese reports no device connected. I have to get down behind my PC, unplug the webcam and plug it in againThen it works... until the next reboot.
My girlfriend is using Karmic and we're trying to get video and audio to work in aMSN.
We confirmed farsight is installed:
Code: libgstfarsight0.10-0: Installed: 0.0.15-1ubuntu1 Candidate: 0.0.15-1ubuntu1 Version table:
That returned nothing. So, valve is not in the plugins that we have. Apparently, it is not in the farsight that we have either, if I've interpreted posts right.
And my issue is that I've never built from source or package or anything. sudo apt-get install and adding to the sources.list file is the experience I have. So, if I need to do source building, I'll need guidance.
I have a HP DC 6000 small form factor which has not taken the GUI after installing the debian lenny version 5.07 on it. I have tried installing 5.01-5.07. None of the Debian series do have the supported driver for the on board graphics card for HP box it seems. I can take the terminal and can see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file which does not have much alterations form the default one which can make the driver been taken by it. Could some body help with the hp driver for Debian for the respective graphics card or could some body me with the content of xorg.xonf file.
I can't make a webcam working on an ARM version of Debian (Raspbian for raspberryPI)
I'm trying to use a command line media player to show the webcam images (mplayer)
The command is: mplayer tv:///dev/video0 and I got this output:
Code: Select allPlaying tv:///dev/video0. the filename option must be an integer: dev/video0 Struct tv, field filename parsing error: dev/video0 Tv file format detected. Selected driver v4l2
Note aside: - I've tried 3 different cams(got the same error for all of them) - The output of the command: ls -ltr /dev/video* is crw-rw—-+ 1 root video 81, 0 Nov 11 09:06 /dev/video0 - The cam works in a program like "scratch" in a startx session but doesn't in the command line