For using Video Chat over different continents you need
under Ubuntu 10.04 following steps:
– buy a older used good Webcam Logitech Fusion (UVC-Driver-Webcam)
– go to Skype Homepage install Skype Beta for 8.10 (working on 10.04 too)
– plugin Webcam
– install skype-deb paket #sudo apt-get install skype-ubuntu-intrepid_188.8.131.52-1_i386.deb
– login to skype if you have a account, if not register at skype for free
..have fun..out of the box Webcam Chat works out of the box!
(This was a big problem of older ubuntu/debian versions, cause i can’t
phone to other countries)
..now Windows is replaced for ever..