Skype in Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) with webcam support

Skype logoReading a comment from one of the readers of this blog, I saw that there are people having trouble to use Skype in Ubuntu 7.10 with the Zaapa webcam that I recently bought.

Currently, Skype has no Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon version available in their download page. There is a version for Feisty Fawn (7.04) that some people report that is working without problems in Gutsy, the same as the Debian version.

Nevertheless, in Medibuntu repositories we have available a newer version with which we won’t have problems, because it is specifically contained in their Gutsy repositories.

Using these repositories is definitely the simplest way to install Skype in Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). Besides, using these repositories we will have other packages available that can’t be included in Ubuntu distro because of legal issues, but that can be useful for us, like: Google Earth, Acrobat Reader, Real Player or w32codecs video codecs for Xine and Mplayer.

To install Skype we simply have to add the repository with the following command:

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

And then add the GPG key:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

From this point on, we can install Skype using synaptic as we would with any other program. The version that we will be installing already has integrated support for webcam, and in my case I have been able to confirm that it works without problems with my new webcam Zaapa ZA-WACM-VC2P.

You can see a screenshot below:

Skype logo

Skype en Ubuntu 7.10 con soporte para webcam


1 comment so far

  1. Anónimo on

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