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I have Jolicloud OS 1.2, which is compatible with Ubuntu. I have Skype up and running fine with everything except webcam. I can get it to work with the webcam but only if I start Skype from Terminal with the following command:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype

How do I get Skype to start from the desktop with this command vise the standard command it installed with? Or even better, can I do it without terminal?

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Can I safely assume this should require root login? I really didn't want to have to set that up again...
    
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You can edit start up commands to include what you said earlier. With gnome you can just right click on icons in the desktop/and or panel to edit the start commands. I don't know anything about Jolicloud, though.
Or you could put that command (LD_PRELOAD=/xxx/xxxx) in bash.rc or some other script to set LD_PRELOAD when you computer boots.
Edited by mdatmo - 5/21/11 at 4:11pm
 
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Thanks, I think the startup script may really be the only way I can do this, as since Jolicloud runs on Ubuntu base but entirely through Chromium as its interface (even Terminal >.<). Logging in as root stops Chromium... thus rendering the OS inoperable. I was able to create a new file (run-skype, instead of skype) in /bin/ with gedit and throw the #!/bin/sh and LD_PRELOAD= commands in there, but Skype requires root login to change the "Exec=skype" with "Exec=run-skype" when in "/usr/share/applications/skype.desktop".

Basically its either over my understanding, or I'll have to run a startup script like you mentioned. I appreciate your help!
    
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Basically its either over my understanding, or I'll have to run a startup script like you mentioned. I appreciate your help!
lol great... now it starts it behind the chromium based desktop. Getting closer I guess. At least I'm enjoying this challenge!
    
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