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Old 13th April 2012
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Default FreeBSD skype webcam!! Hurrah!!! :D

Hey everyone, i'm pretty happy that I got the skype webcam working on freebsd. I noticed in ports that the skype-devel had "broken" webcam so i wondered if the regular skype worked.

Version FreeBSD 9 on Acer Aspire One(NAV50)
dmesg | grep ugen ===> ungen4.2: <SuYin>
Ports you probably need.
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skype-2.1.0.81,1
cuse4bsd-kmod-0.1.23
webcamd-3.2.0.2
libv4l-0.8.4_1
linux-f10-libv4l-0.6.2

1. Install cuse4bsd (and all relevant webcamd stuff)
2. Install pwcview(optional).. check to see if it works.

3. I made a script which makes it easier (uses sudo)

sudo kldload cuse4bsd & #alternately you could put this in the loader
sudo webcamd -d ugen4.2 -i 0 -v 0 & #your ugen might be different
sudo chown user /dev/video0 &#this should have been created by webcamd
sudo chown 666 /dev/video0 &#Then end is near! its the antichrist!

I opened up skype options and did a test, and after a short green screen walah! my ugly face!
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Did you use Skype already (video and voice) in real call?
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When using Skype on FreeBSD, the call often (every 5-10 minutes) gets disconnected.
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Thanks- not yet stable
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When using Skype on FreeBSD, the call often (every 5-10 minutes) gets disconnected.
If I remember correct kern.hz=100 in loader.conf solved this problem.
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If I remember correct kern.hz=100 in loader.conf solved this problem.
Yeah, I tried that. Didn't solve anything though.
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Ok. My gf is away all week so i wont know until later. Also, I already know i wont have audio because skype doesn't record my voice
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