Sunday, 30 May 2010

Skype for Linux on Asus U/UL Series using Lucid 64-bit

Reposting from the Asus U/UL Series Linux Launchpad team on how to set up the webcam and skype:

Re: [Asus-ul30] Asus UL30Jt
I'm running Lucid 64-bit on the UL30VT (BIOS 210) - here's how I set
up skype. Note that this works with both the stock kernel
2.6.32-22-generic and also with 2.6.34-rc7. I've also tested it using
both the intel and nvidia cards.

1. Download and install Skype for Linux Beta
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2. Add the 4l2ucp package (not sure this is necessary)

sudo apt-get install v4l2ucp

3. Add the libv4l-PPA, update package lists and install libv4l-0

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libv4l

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libv4l-0

4. Create shell-script to start Skype by opening the gedit Text Editor
and pasting the following inside:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/ skype

5. Save the file as "" and give it executing rights with:

sudo chmod +x

6. Start Skype by double-clicking on the script and selecting "run"

And that's it. I borrowed most of these instructions from
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