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Install Skype – I used these instructions. This will seem to get everything working, but video will just give you a black screen and no error message. This is because Skype is 32 bit and your webcam driver is 64 bit. Make sure you have libv4l.i686 installed along with a couple of other dependencies:

sudo yum install libv4l.i686 alsa-lib.i686 libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 \
    qt.i686 qt-x11.i686

Now create a wrapper script to launch it with a custom environment. I put it in /usr/local/bin/skype

{% include_code lang:bash skype %}

This will now get loaded before the main Skype executable and you will have a working video device.


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