Getting Skype webcam working SOLVED
pfortin at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 14:24:06 UTC 2008
On Feb 10, 2008 7:49 AM, Bart Silverstrim <bsilver at chrononomicon.com> wrote:
> Gerald Dachs wrote:
> > Am Sat, 09 Feb 2008 20:55:30 -0500
> > schrieb Bart Silverstrim <bsilver at chrononomicon.com>:
> >> 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 (/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.
> > :)
> > The problem is only that his information are not very useful.
> > At least the first ten pages in google searching for "Logitech QuickCam
> > EC" let not show up a single shop where you can buy one. Either it
> > is too old, or it sold by another name.
> I know I was being snarky in response to something that sounded snarky
> originally. Forgive the sin, but in my reading of the thread it was
> rather harsh to declare everyone else wrong when there were other steps
> to be taken to troubleshoot.
Agreed. Take a look at Karl's postings over the past week.
I think a troll's afoot.
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