webcam in skype ok but not in gimp
I got myself a webcam to skype, and plugged it in the usb port and it works fine
with skype, but i want to grab an image from it in gimp or with w3cam or vidcat
and it doesn't work.
in gimp, i don't even think i'm in the right menu but i can't find any other
menu option than "file / acquire / xsane / device dialog" which gives me the
error "failed to open device v4l:/dev/video0: invalid argument"
I can understand that since gimp is probably looking for a scanner but I see
other documentation on the net showing gimp with a dialog box showing a mix of
scanners and webcams.
In skype, the config shows the webcam under devices as "UVC camera (046d:09a4)
(/dev/video0)" so I'm at a loss now.
I tried v4l-conf but that just seems to be for settings on the camera itself,
not the OS config.
Any inspirational advice thankfully accepted