How can I use my webcam with Skype in Ubuntu?

Marc23 November 3, 2010
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How do I use my webcam in Skype to talk to people on Linux and Windows?

I have a Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX

I’m running Ubuntu 10.04

  1. Barbiesevilsistr
    September 8, 2011 at 2:25 am

    I cant use my web cam......  "cheese is not available....  WTF

  2. Aibek
    December 4, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Hey Marc,

    Did you get the webcam working? Let us know how.

    Aibek

  3. timmyjohnboy
    November 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Ha. I really wish I had an answer for you here. It depends on the camera and if it has Linux drivers available. I hear that many of the "just plug them in and they work without drivers" cameras work in Linux. Check out this article... it has a few links that may help and in the comments there is a link to a camera for ubuntu.

    http://www.linux.com/news/hardware/peripherals/8205-configuring-your-webcam-to-work-under-linux