Ubuntu – Configure webcam


I see a garbled image when using my web cam using Cheese or Skype using uvcvideo kernel module. I am aware that this is a known bug, but does it have a solution yet?

Links: Kernel modules with problems, uvcvideo bug

I have no problems with VLC of guvcvideo.

Best Answer

I got the problem solved. This is how I solved the problem with:


The bug with Cheese has been eliminated by changing the resolution to 1280 x 720 in Cheese Preferences. Check the screen shot below.

Cheese Preferences

2. Skype

There should be a skype configuration file in your home directory:


(Replace YourUserName with your skype user name). Open this file with a text editor, search for the Video tag and change it:

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