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Bug#697854: general: Fail to display video

I'm afraid I have tried this; I have libv4l-0 installed, and tried the LD_PRELOAD variants as well. No luck :-(

The point is that it does work fine when displaying on another host via ssh with X11 forwarding (though skype needs LD_PRELOAD). (Possibly plain remote X11 as well, but I don't have that set up) This leads me to believe there's something with the X server subsystem.

In any case I need help to dig into it.


On 11/01/13 01:43, Abou Al Montacir wrote:
On Fri, 2013-01-11 at 00:44 +1100, Ralph Ronnquist wrote:
Package: general
Severity: important

I just installed a fresh Debian 6.0, and got the problem that video doesn't
show, specifically in skype (neither preview nor call) and cheese (preview).

The webcam appears to work fine, since it shows up at the remote end on skype
call (but I see nothing here), and cheese captures pictures nicely.

Also, when I ssh from another host with ForwardX11, then skype (both preview
and call) and cheese preview show video on that host.

Thus, I'm guessing on something with X but don't know where or what.

The host is a Sony Vaio Z with:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge Integrated
Graphics Controller (rev 09)

Please install libv4l-0 and copy this launcher
# aptitude install libv4l-0
# cp skype.desktop /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop

This should fix your issue and probably all those googling for


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