Intrepid Ibex webcam applications

Bug #282180 reported by spiderbatdad on 2008-10-12
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linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Webcam apps like gyachi and skype are not working in Intrepid. Camorama works fine. The other apps both produce the error:
Skype V4L: Device does not support video capture
Starting the process...
Skype Xv: Xv ports available: 17
Skype XShm: XShm support enabled
Skype Xv: Using Xv port 57
Skype Xv: No suitable overlay format found
Aborted (core dumped)

Or just: Device does not support video the case of gyachi.

Both apps correctly identify the cam as Logitech Quickcam USB /dev/video0

Daniel Hollocher (chogydan) wrote :

Looks like there is already some work going into fixing webcams:

Maybe you should just wait it out until Intrepid is released, and then see if your webcam works.

spiderbatdad (spiderbatdad) wrote :

yeah thanks for replying. This is in no way a problem for me. I can boot into hardy and run my webcam with gyachi messenger. I am only contributing my experience, as requested, for the purpose of improving development.

spiderbatdad (spiderbatdad) wrote :

This does appear to be a duplicate. I have marked it.

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