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#1 2010-09-08 20:10:24

milomak
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Registered: 2009-11-04
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[Solved] Quickcam Messenger and Skype

So I have installed skype from multilib

multilib/skype 2.1.0.81-4 [18.28 MB] [installed]
    P2P software for high-quality voice communication

and also the qc-usb-messenger package

community/qc-usb-messenger 1.8-12 [0.05 MB] [installed]
    QuickCam Messenger & Communicate driver for Linux

My modules section in /etc/rc.conf looks like

MODULES=(fuse modprobe qc-usb-messenger !gspca)

guvcview, cheese, xawtv and kopete show video footage from the webcam. skype does not.

I have tried starting skype with these commands

LD_PRELOAD=/opt/lib32/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

LD_PRELOAD=/opt/lib32/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

The device shows. But it just doesn't pick up video

Last edited by milomak (2010-09-12 14:56:45)

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#2 2010-09-08 20:36:30

tomk
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Re: [Solved] Quickcam Messenger and Skype

The LD_PRELOAD variable is suggested for gspca drivers - your results may vary.

That said, it's LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/... for multilib on Arch64. The wiki's Skype page has all this info, there's no need to guess.

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#3 2010-09-08 21:23:15

milomak
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Registered: 2009-11-04
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Re: [Solved] Quickcam Messenger and Skype

I was following the webcam page - http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Web … our_webcam

The guessing came when that didn't work

In any event, that raises a new issue

$ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
skype: error while loading shared libraries: libv4l1.so.0: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

edit1: Will search for the skype page now
edit2: seems the skype page maybe outdated given multilib skype.

Last edited by milomak (2010-09-08 21:27:37)

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#4 2010-09-08 22:02:42

tomk
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Re: [Solved] Quickcam Messenger and Skype

Skype page is fine - the /usr/lib32/ path is the one used by multilib packages. That entry works as intended for me.

Not sure about your ELF class issue - check that you system is up to date, and that lib32-v4l-utils is installed.

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#5 2010-09-12 14:56:22

milomak
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Registered: 2009-11-04
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Re: [Solved] Quickcam Messenger and Skype

I think some of the multilib lib32 may not have been installed. I did both a system upgrade and manual install of the lib32 packages.

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