Audio error in Space Pirates and Zombies

I recently bought the Humble Indie Bundle 6, which among very nice games, it has "Space Pirates and Zombies". When playing it on Ubuntu precise 12.04, I had this sound related error:

    AL lib: oss.c:168: Could not open /dev/dsp: No such file or directory

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Skype webcam problem (/usr/lib/libv4l/ solved)

If you have problems with the webcam in skype with Linux, you may have read that you need to run skype with:

    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ skype

However, you may get the message:

    ERROR: object '/usr/lib/libv4l/' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored …
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