Logitech QuickCam Connect with Skype on Ubuntu 8.10 (ubuntu)


For some reason skype makes a mess of the signal that the webcam sends through.

The workaround is to get gstreamer to watch the webcam and then to output the video to a virtual device. Skype then gets its video stream from this new virutal device.

Install the Dependancies

apt-get install subversion build-essential libgstreamer0.10-dev

Get the source for gstfakevideo

svn checkout http://gstfakevideo.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ gstfakevideo-read-only

Compile and Install gstfakevideo

cd gstfakevideo-read-only
sudo make
make install

Move the real webcam device out of the way

sudo mv /dev/video0 /dev/video1

Start skype via gstfakevideo

gstfakevideo v4l2src device=/dev/video1

All done

Thats all there is to it, skype will now see clear video froun your logitech quickcam connect on linux.



How to install kuki Linux 2.0 on Acer Aspire One


This guide will help new users Install kuki Linux.



Go to http://kuki.me and click on the downloads button in the top right.

Click on the link for the kuki Linux image and download it to your computer.

You now have two options for an install media:

Option 1 – USB Memory Stick.

To make a regular USB disk bootable you first need to get an application called UNetbootin from http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/.

Once installed run UNetbootin

Select DiskImage and select ISO from the drop down menu and then browse for the image you just downloaded.

Select your USB memory stick that you want to put the kuki Linux install on.

Your settings should now look something like this…

Click Start, once its finished you are ready move on to the “Boot kuki Linux” Section

Option 2 – Burn to a CD.

For help burning the kuki Linux operating system to a cd follow this tutorial


Once the disk is burnt put in in a USB CD-ROM drive and plug it into your Acer Aspire One

Boot kuki Linux

Turn on your Acer Aspire One with the install media plugged in.

Press F12 Repeatedly untill you see this screen.

Select your install media and press enter to start the kuki Linux.

At the boot Menu Screen Select Install

Wait until you see the login window.

Enter the username “kuki” (without the quotes)

and the password “kuki” (without the quotes)

Install kuki Linux