14 Feb 2011, 9:26pm

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  • Logitech Communicator STX Webcam vs. Ubuntu (64bit) & Skype 2.1

    There are many tuto­ri­als out there solv­ing the prob­lem by mak­ing Skype use Video for Linux ver­sion 1 dri­vers instead of ver­sion 2, as that par­tic­u­lar web­cam does not seem to get along with the newer ver­sion. It boils down to the fol­low­ing lines:

    Cre­ate a file in /usr/local/bin/skype and insert

    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /usr/bin/skype

    Finally, make it exe­cutable by sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/skype
    Use this file to start Skype from now on. Done.

    But not for me. Skype refused to eat it: ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
    Until I finally found this one here.

    Just to cut a long story short, here is why: all the other solu­tions work for 32bit Linux only — but hey, I do not have any of my old laptop’s poten­tial to be wasted — I am run­ning 64bit Ubuntu (tested with ver­sion 9.10 and 10.10 64bit). And with a minor tweak, the fix will work for you, too. :)

    Install the video4linux libraries:

     sudo apt-get install lib32v4l-0

    And change /usr/local/bin/skype to

    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /usr/bin/skype

    Its just about the “32” — and one good exam­ple more of why you should put mean­ing­ful error mes­sages in what­ever software!

    Thanks Eoin Mur­phy.

    24 Jan 2006, 8:54pm

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  • Dream Worlds — Traumwelten

    dream worlds screenshot - awakedream worlds screenshot - dreaming

    This movie was a big chal­lenge for me, because although I was the worst drawer in the whole group for sure, I got the chance to do the draw­ings for the movie. Some sleep­less nights with a pen­cil, quite some sheets of paper and some pots of fruit tea — but finally, this small movie became some­thing beau­ti­ful and unique and I ended up quite happy and proud :) . The video part and the col­oration of the drawn part was done by collegues.

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    10 Dec 2004, 11:14pm

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  • Ikarus

    Ikarus movie cover.

    My first movie! A stop-motion movie about a bird. It is hor­ri­bly much work — approx­i­mately one hour to do one sec­ond of film, but it would always do it again! :)

    But see your­self below!

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