David Goodenough wrote: > Have you tried running the apps with:- > > LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so > > This forces the old v4l interface. I had a similar problem with getting > skype to use a webcam. > > David After rebooting it works. Both xawtv, ekiga and cheese work perfectly. I think I had not rebooted after the Debian squeeze kernel update some days ago. You can close this bug. Thanks!