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Skype on OpenSuSE 11.1

I was installing Skype on OpenSuSE 11.1 with a Creative webcam. It seems that Skype recognized the webcam after install, but I could not get the video to work. Well, if you run the following command from your CLI, then the video should work. At least it worked for me.

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ skype


30/08/2009 Posted by | 1 | , | Leave a comment

Conduit – Gnome Synchronization


Conduit is a synchronization application for GNOME. It allows you to synchronize your files, photos, emails, contacts, notes, calendar data and any other type of personal information and synchronize that data with another computer, an online service, or even another electronic device.

05/05/2008 Posted by | 1 | Leave a comment

Mount USB in Virtualbox on Opensuse 10.3

I was trying to mount a USB thumb drive in Virtualbox on Opensuse 10.3 and I came across this.  I know this does not work on the Open Source Edition, which I do not use.  I use the Binary that is for all platforms, which is why this works for me.  Thanks to all that pointed out my mistake of leaving this bit of information out.

16/04/2008 Posted by | 1 | 1 Comment