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ralcocer
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Post#1 by ralcocer » 27 Jun 2012, 13:01

Has anybody get a webcam and skipe to work with Porteus?

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Post#2 by mailmegx » 27 Jun 2012, 17:42

hi ralcocer

I have skype working with webcam, my webcam is a genius plug and play so no drivers needed and works well, I usually download skype static, extract and run , there is one issue with a missing lib file so I made this simple script:

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bash-4.1$ cat `which skype.run `
if [ ! -f /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4 ]; then
    if [ -f /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3 ]; then
	su -c "cp /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3 /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4"
    fi
fi
/mnt/sys/bin/skype/skype &
bash-4.1$ 
Regards

GX

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