No V4L support in Ekiga (Jaunty)?

jdow jdow at
Mon Apr 20 16:59:34 UTC 2009

From: "Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu)" <amedee-ubuntu at>
Sent: Monday, 2009/April/20 03:46

> 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? ;-)

Given other hints (which languages he speaks or limps along in) he


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