How to set up Skype and webcam on Linux Mint 13 x64
The problem #1: Skype does not detects your webcam - the webcam picture is not shown in the Skype setings windows, though other applications (v4l2ucp, guvcview etc,) are able to show picture from your webcam
The problem #2: Your webcam's color/brightness settings look very disgusting and you need to do something about that
1. Create a script
skype as follows:
2. Rename the
/usr/bin/skype-bin, then copy the script from bullet 1 in
3. Set up the camera using
v4l2ucp, then save the settings to a file
v4l2ctrl -s ~/v4l2_settings
4. Copy the file with the camera settings
v4l2_settings to folder
5. Create a script
/usr/local/etc/v4l2_fix as follows:
v4l2ctrl -l /usr/local/etc/v4l2_settings
6. Put this script in startup. To do this in
/etc/rc.local add the following line:
Tags: Skype, webcam, Maya, x64
Created: 10 months ago.
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