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I can't get the Eee PC Series Asus camera to work with Skype. Can you help?

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  • bill_l_scant Apr 24, 2010

    I understand how to remove the current version of skype using the Add or Remove feature, but where do I get the updated version of Skype to reinstall?

  • bill_l_scant Apr 24, 2010

    I will give this a try and let you know if I have any issues.


  • bill_l_scant Apr 24, 2010

    I will give this a try and let you know if I have any issues.


  • bill_l_scant Apr 25, 2010

    Thanks for your help. I now have my camera working in Skype. Your assistance saved me hours. Thanks again, Bill


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The Skype version integrated with the Asus EEE PC is not capable to integrate the built-in webcam. If the webcam is not working with Skype, you need to tune up the software by updating it. Here is the procedure:
In the easy mode, switch to settings and move to Add/Remove software. From here, update the version of Skype and reboot the system.

Now you will have to test the Webcam support. In skype, open the Options->Video devices button to see that the webcam is working or not. If it is not, it simply means that it is not enabled. Enable it with the following command:

sudo echo 1 > /proc/acpi/asus/camera

Similarly, if you want to disable the webcam, type following command
sudo echo 1 > /proc/acpi/asus/camera

Thank you and good luck!

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  • Melvin Ramos
    Melvin Ramos Apr 24, 2010

    Kindly check the link below:

    This is the latest version of Skype.

    Thank you!

  • Melvin Ramos
    Melvin Ramos Apr 24, 2010

    You are welcome!

  • Melvin Ramos
    Melvin Ramos Apr 25, 2010

    Thanks for the update Bill.

    Take care!


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