I desperately need to have a SKYPE based chat with an offshore department. Since Skype is not a native port, I try to use a virtual box running Windows 7. And here the nightmare begins.
Skype works in the VBox, but audio only. I have two WebCAMs here, a brand new Logitech C270 and a older Medion MD86511. The latter one can be seen in the device list of Windows 7 within the VBox, but can not be activated. More frustrating, the Logitech C270, doesn't work, it is not even seen by the VBox. I tested the cam on another Windows 7 system of a colleague and it works. FreeBSD does also "see" this USB Cam, but why is the device hidden for the VBox? In the configuration, I have the ability to enable/disable USB 2.0 subsystem. Enabled, VBox rejects to start on all FBSD around (9.3-PRE, 11-CURRENT). What is that? Is VBox not capable of using USB 2.0 devices in conjunction with FreeBSD? How to solve this? Is there a Skype 6 client for FreeBSD? Thanks in advance, please CC me, Oliver
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