I used the following to correct the inverted video in Skype 188.8.131.52 (Beta) problem on my Asus UL30A notebook w/ Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. This notebook shipped w/ a Suyin Corp. Asus Integrated Webcam [CN031B]. The video was not inverted in Cheese.
1. Rename /usr/bin/skype to /usr/bin/skype.original.2. Create a new /user/bin/skype file.Code:sudo mv /usr/bin/skype /usr/bin/skype.original3. Paste the following:Code:sudo gedit /usr/bin/skype4. Save & exit gedit.Code:#!/bin/bash LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype.original
5. Make /usr/bin/skype executable.6. Start Skype as you normally would.Code:sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/skype
I can't take credit for this solution. I found it via google except the path to v4l1compat.so was incorrect in the other solutions I found.
Hope this works for you if you have a similar problem. Comments welcome.
Last edited by Tech226; June 6th, 2012 at 09:41 PM. Reason: Corrected typo