Monday, November 16, 2009

Fedora 12, WebCam in Flash

If you are using Fedora 12 and the webcam is not working in Flash applications (the camera is not found). Then add this to $HOME/.bash_profile

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib64/libv4l/v4l1compat.so
export LD_PRELOAD

If you are on a 32bit machine change 'lib64' to 'lib'

Then logout and log back in and your webcam should start working.

3 comments:

steve1.rm said...

Hello,

I tried what you posted. However, I wasn't able to get my web cam working. I am using a HP Pavilion 6v6000 notebook which is 3 years old.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Kevin said...

Does the webcam work in other applications?

Scarlett Clark said...

You're my hero! I had it working in almost all apps but flash and it drove me crazy for a few hours. I managed to find this write up and it worked!
Thank you!

Scarlett