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gabak
01-02-2010, 03:16 AM
hi
i have this genius webcam ilook 300 and CHEESE say it have nt found a webcam of course SKYPE either so none of them can see it.
i have read a lot of forums but nobody has an answer.

this is what lsusb say:
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 093a:2628 Pixart Imaging, Inc.

Also i have read a while ago that there is a kind of emulator for windows like it can install driver that are made for windows into linux but i dont trust that.
is there an easy way to make it work?

I HAVE UBUNTU 9.10

kentuckyjoe
01-02-2010, 05:49 AM
what distro are you using??

kentuckyjoe
01-02-2010, 06:08 AM
If your using a Debian based distro you might try...

sudo apt-get install libv4l-0

then...

sudo export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so

then...

skype -v

Hope that helps

gabak
01-02-2010, 10:37 AM
ubuntu 9.10 the best distro i know

gabak
01-02-2010, 10:51 AM
thxs
but that does nt work.
i have ubuntu

kentuckyjoe
01-02-2010, 02:47 PM
If you are really have to use that particular cam you might try installing 8.04 LTS (better driver support).

If not I would suggest going with a cam on this list...

http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/