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Re: Asus UL30Jt
I'm running Lucid 64-bit on the UL30VT (BIOS 210) - here's how I set
up skype. Note that this works with both the stock kernel
2.6.32-22-generic and also with 2.6.34-rc7. I've also tested it using
both the intel and nvidia cards.
1. Download and install Skype for Linux Beta
2. Add the 4l2ucp package (not sure this is necessary)
sudo apt-get install v4l2ucp
3. Add the libv4l-PPA, update package lists and install libv4l-0
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libv4l
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libv4l-0
4. Create shell-script to start Skype by opening the gedit Text Editor
and pasting the following inside:
5. Save the file as "skype.sh" and give it executing rights with:
sudo chmod +x skype.sh
6. Start Skype by double-clicking on the script and selecting "run"
And that's it. I borrowed most of these instructions from
2010/5/30 Michał Karnicki <mkarnicki@xxxxxxxxx>:
> I still have major problems with the webcam, get get it to flip over even
> with the newest v4l-utils from Hans. I contacted him for further assistance.
> Anyone with UL30VT managed to get a proper video on skype?
> On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Jarra <suhrawardi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Thank you Jiri,
>> The webcam upside down is an issue that more Asus laptops have, and I
>> found these links while researching the problem for a 2 year old Asus
>> I haven't dived into it yet, but I will see whether these links are
>> useful solving this problem for the UL30Jt once it arrives.
>> Thanks a lot for the info! Look really fwd to have Ubuntu running ;-)
>> I'll let you know if I know more.
>> On 05/29/10 00:56, Jiri Gaisler wrote:
>> > I have run Ubuntu 10.04 on my UL30JT, and everything works well except:
>> > * The webcam shows the picture upside-down in skype
>> > * The Nvidia video card is not fully powered-down so the battery
>> > time is 3 -4 hours only, compared to 6 - 7 for windows.
>> > There might be fixes for these two issues, since they have been
>> > discussed
>> > in other forums. Screen brightness, wifi, sound and bluetooth works very
>> > well though, without any specific patches. I have not tried the HDMI
>> > connector
>> > so there might still be problems lurking ...
>> > Jiri.
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