I've just installed Mint 12 on a desktop previously running Windows Vista.
Despite using Ubuntu and Kubuntu on other machines, i still see myself as a beginner on GNU/Linux.
On this Mint 12 machine, I can't make Skype, nor GTalk, nor any msn protocol client recognize the webcam, which is a A4Tech PK-130MG.
I tried to install Ekiga, but the screen freezes at the first instant when the webcam is started.
Only Camorama was able to properly capture the image from webcam.
Nor Cheese, nor kamoso work. When anyone of them is started, the webcam image is showed for only an instant, after which the program crashes.
I've already tried, without sucess, the procedure described at http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/219
As nothing worked till now, i'm here asking for help.