Alright friends not a huge tip but still I, being new fan of Ubuntu, installed it on my media laptop…Sony VAIO… one might ask what is media laptop…well I had a bit of problem with my Sony VAIO some 1.5 years back and a key got stuck and as it goes with any Sony product there was no cheap solution at hand… At that time for some reason it appeared like a motherboard issue and I just bought another Dell laptop…later I realised that it was a keyboard issue so I invested in a wireless keyboard and had two lappies at home just like that :)…I figured that with wireless keyboard VAIO laptop will make perfect companion to my 32" Samsung and hence it got the name of media laptop. I use this laptop to browse without fear as I will never ever do any important work on it so am never worried of loosing..not that I ended up having any virus at all….and now with Linux I doubt if there will ever be any virus on this laptop….but anyway I have gone on a tangent… What I started to tell was a tip on how we can make VAIO’s inbuilt motion-eye webcam to behave and the tip goes as below… Incase your webcam is not giving good images on ur Sony VAIO, you may want to try this:
- Goto System->Preferences->Main Menu
- In Main Menu window click on Internet in left hand navigation under "Menu" and then click on Skype" in right hand under "Items".
- Now click on "Properties" button.
- It will open a Launcher Properties dialogue box.
- In third field "Command" replace "Skype" with this line:
bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype'
That is it. You should now have a properly working motion-eye with skype. There is more info on this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam Ciao !!!