built in webcam for EEEPC 4G
Hello! I just recently bought an EEEPC 4G and was expecting that the built in webcam will automatically works on skype and messenger. I had never handled a Linux OS before so i am having challenges figuring it out. Would someone help me out how to make the built in webcam work in skype and messenger. Any advise will be greatly appreciated!
I got Skype video working on EeePC 4G
Just bought my EeePC 4G with webcam today, and just got the video working. The Skype version that comes with the Asus is not the beta version which enables video. You can download the newer beta with video support at Download Skype for Linux
I chose the Xandros version (Deb file) and downloaded it. Once I downloaded the file then I went into file manager to make sure it was there and right-clicked the Debian package to install. (I am not sure if this step is necessary but this is what I did).
Then I went into the Settings tab, selected Add/Remove programs. I clicked Internet tab and saw Skype. I selected Update. It took a while, the first time I got "too many errors". Tried again and the update worked. Restarted the EeePC. When I went back to Skype it was the new beta. Tried calling with video. First 2 times, the call got dropped but now it works. I had a quick 2 minute test video call and it was fine. Hope this helps.