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If you don't have that library already installed, install it with "apt-get install libv4l-0:i386" first.
Works fine with Skype 184.108.40.206 on Hardy (64 bit) after setting up the ov51x-jpeg driver (instructions here) and "sudo modprobe ov51x-jpeg forceblock=1 led=2" and "sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options" add there "options ov51x-jpeg forceblock=1 led=2". On 11.10 64-Bit with Skype 220.127.116.11 (32-Bit) install libv4l-0:i386 and start Skype with LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1skype Skype 18.104.22.168: Works fine after editing Skype launcher to run like this: "env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1skype" without the double quotes.
To get webcam microphone working I had to reboot, go to sound settings and select it in the input tab.
Then start start a Skype test call and select the right input in the recording tab Video works with version 22.214.171.124.
Install the old Medibuntu skype packages, (see this forum:
t=1...kype&page=6 ), install the package libv4l-0:i386 and change the launcher to: env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1skype Camera generally works fine in programs such as Ekiga with the patched driver as explained here The patch also works with Skype 126.96.36.199, but limitations arise mainly from graphics card and drivers.
Rebooted and video-chat in Skype 188.8.131.52 is working just fine (though device is listed as "OV519 USB Camera" in Skype now).
Only oddity is preview -- works if you stop your video and then restart.Microphone works too, though you may need to choose the Input device in System Preferences Sound.Microphone may suffer from "clicking sound" issue (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ source/linux/ bug/151890 ) Worked perfectly out of the box for all but Skype.Camera works in any application, for run it with Skype you have to launch it with: "env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1skype" Blue LED is always lit, the red led is lit when working.Microphone works too (maybe you need restart) Skype 184.108.40.206: You should setup ov51x-jpeg (version here: 1.5.8) and "sudo modprobe ov51x-jpeg forceblock=1" or edit /etc/modprobe.d/options and add there "options ov51x-jpeg forceblock=1".
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Also setting the autoexpo=0 option when loading the driver can help if the image is really dark. When not running Cairo Dock or running Cairo Dock without Open GL, the C200 with Skype 220.127.116.11 works out of the box.