Welp, this is a new one for me. In the past, this webcam has always worked "out of the box" for me. All I had to do was plug it in, and nothing else had to be done. Now, Skype is having issues using it. I've tested it with cheese, and it works fine. However, Skype displays it as, well, this.
I've been Googling around looking for a solution, but nothing has worked. I tried what was suggested in this thread and tried what the Wiki suggests.
This loads Skype without giving any errors, but the camera still doesn't work.
However, this spits out an error.
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
Also, when switching to the camera, I get this error.
libv4l2: error dequeuing buf: Invalid argument
Really have no idea what to do at this point. Any help is appreciated.
I had the same problem, it was caused by my system locale not being an UTF-8 locale.
Thank you for sharing your solution, gnine. This is an old thread though, so I'm going to lock it now.
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