Broken (black screen) on Linux installation of
Skype was installed on Arch Linux via AUR via
`pacaur -S skypeforlinux-stable-bin`
At the start, my Logitech C270 webcam was working fine (live, responsive video stream) with both
guvcview and the
Video4Linux Control Panel (v4l2ucp),
… but the video screen in
Skype was broken (black)!
$ lsusb | grep -i logitech Bus 003 Device 014: ID 046d:0825 Logitech, Inc. Webcam C270 $ uname -a Linux victoria 4.16.7-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed May 2 21:12:36 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Per the information posted at How to make Webcam compatible with Skype, I searched for my
$ cd /usr/lib $ find . -name "*v4l1compat*" ./libv4l/v4l1compat.so ./v4l1compat.so $ ls -l v4l1* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Feb 16 12:45 v4l1compat.so -> libv4l/v4l1compat.so $ which skypeforlinux /usr/bin/skypeforlinux
and created an executable file
Neovim (you can alternatively use your favorite text editor):
#!/bin/bash ld_preload=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /usr/bin/skypeforlinux
Skype with working audio and video!
Note that you have to make that BASH script executable:
sudo chmod a+x /mnt/vancouver/apps/skype/skype
Related (not tried), Ubuntu Forums: Skype no video:
$ bash -c 'export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so; skype'