Originally Posted by kerryjcox
Okay, I solved my own issue. In order for VirtualBox to use USB devices, you have to configure Fedora to not grab those USB devices during bootup. I typically like to attach to a USB device on my own. However, VirtualBox was grabbing a device called "Chicony Electronics" which was my builtin webcam. So, once I disabled that feature, all the Linux webcam utilities worked just fine.
Hope this helps someone else.
To use webcam we must install Skype? I dont know how Skype works but all my friends are yahoo and hotmail "guys". So what to use, and how to do?
Fedora 11 (webcam: ID 041e:4051 Creative Technology, Ltd Live! Cam Notebook Pro [VF0250] )
While reading through the net, I successfully launched this:
# LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so cheese &
But this didnt solve my need: Chat with webcam