No V4L support in Ekiga (Jaunty)?

Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) amedee-ubuntu at
Mon Apr 20 10:46:08 UTC 2009

On Sun, April 19, 2009 23:57, Vangelis Papathanassiou wrote:
> If I am not mistaken, Ekiga 3.2.0 as it comes with Jaunty does no longer
> support V4L.
> I am afraid this will disappoint many users, especially those who used to
>  employ their ov51x-based webcams, like the popular Sony EyeToy camera,
> in Ekiga video telephony.
> The only way known to me for non-experts to use these webcams with Ubuntu
> is to replace the gspca_ov519 kernel module by the
> ov51x-jpeg module. To my knowledge, this module is V4L-only.
> Thus some of the tutorials at
> , insofar as Ekiga is concerned, will not apply to Jaunty.
> I hope those who made the relevant decisions are aware of these
> implications. Or is there a simple solution?

I'm sorry that I don't answer your question, but is Vangelis
Papathanassiou your real name? *THE* Vangelis? Can I get an autograph? ;-)


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