Getting Skype webcam working SOLVED

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Sun Feb 10 01:55:30 UTC 2008

Karl Larsen wrote:
>     Well FEDEX arrived with my new referbished webcam And I knew it was 
> going to be good. When I plugged it in a light in the webcam came on. On 
> Skype I selected Options - Video Devices and where it says Select webcam 
> it reads Logitech QuickCam EC (/dev/video0). When I press the test in 
> the black square it shows the image from the webcam.
>     So to get a wbcam to work in Ubuntu you must have the right webcam 
> and the one above is right. It cost $20.00
>     All of you who thought you should be able to get the other webcam I 
> have working are wrong.

Okay.  Everyone on the list now knows that if it isn't something listed 
on the known-good-out-of-box list, get something else that is and all 
difficulties will be gone.

Damn.  Guess we don't even NEED this list.  Karl just solved all of our 
problems in perpetuity.

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