Skype won't work Creative Live! Cam Vista IM

jimkvg at jimkvg at
Fri Dec 30 00:33:15 UTC 2011

In Terminal:

jimkvg at jimkvg-MS-7549:~$ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ skype
ERROR: object '/usr/lib/libv4l/' from LD_PRELOAD  
cannot be preloaded: ignored.

Huh!  I think I already installed "libv4l-0" before, but still not  
working!  Guess I'll have to wait for update from Skype.  Hopefully  
very soon!
Thank you Nils

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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 17:38:53 +0100
From: Nils Kassube <kassube at>
To: ubuntu-users at
Subject: Re: Skype won't work Creative Live! Cam Vista IM
Message-ID: <201112291738.54163.kassube at>
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jimkvg at wrote:

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Although I could watch the other end on Skype in my screen, but I
wasn't shown on it.  Skype won't work Creative Live! Cam Vista IM.  I
opened 'Options' to Video part and tried the black square for test.
The name of the cam appeared in the box ok, but test didn't come on
when I clicked on it.  I googled for troubleshooting tips and all I
got did not solve the problem. I noticed in the Ubuntu Software
Centre's reviews that Skype should work good in Ubuntu 11.10.  Did I
miss something?  Please help?  Thank you.  Jim
PS I use Ubuntu 11.10 64bits. guvcview and Cheese Webcam Booth both
work fine.

Install the package "libv4l-0" and start skype with the command

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ skype

in a terminal.


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