Quick note to self, to save some searching next time. Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 does not quite work on Ubuntu and even worse with Skype. To get video working on Skype, start it as : env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype And to get the microphone working, run this in a terminal sudo rmmod gspca_sonixj sudo modprobe gspca_sonixj
While analysing my visitor logs, I noticed several people come here looking for a way to install Skype on an EeePC running Ubuntu Netbook Remix. So here it is. Step 1. Download the skype installer. The package for Ubuntu 8.10 works well on 9.10 as well. Step 2. When download completes, double click to run the deb file. This will launch the package installer. Step 3. Click the “Install package” button.
If you have come here looking for a way to install Skype, visit this post instead. By sheer coincidence, I got my hands on an Asus EeePC just in time for the Ubuntu 9.10 release. Given the state of Windows XP on it, I was left with no option but to do a clean install of UNR. Before The netbook was virus infected and was crashing as soon as it booted.
This is what my daughter has to say about my home computers: Papa, ever since you made the computer a laptop, it misbehaves and crashes. Please make it a computer again! Read computer = Ubuntu and laptop = Windows. My desktop ran Ubuntu for a long time until I installed Win7 on it. My laptop always had WinXP as shipped by the manufacturer. My daughter prefers Ubuntu to Windows, looks like I am raising a Linux fangirl :)