Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 835016
Cheese and any use of webcam on Samsung N145 Plus freezes the computer
Last modified: 2012-12-10 09:17:15 EST
Description of problem: Everytime i try to use webcam on Samsung N145 Plus (cheese, camorama, Skype) the system freezes. It has to be turn off/on to restart
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
try to use web cam with any program
cheese - freezes
camorama - freezes
skype --> options --> video settings - freezes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start cheese or camorama
2. system freezes
3. have to switch off/on computer
whole system freezes, looses existing network connection. Have to hard reboot
webcam turns on and i am able to take pics/video or video chat
[ 17.312353] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[ 17.322678] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device WebCam SCB-0355N (2232:1006)
[ 17.324482] input: WebCam SCB-0355N as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/
[ 17.324793] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[ 17.324801] USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)
Camera worked fine on F16
CPU0: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N450 @ 1.66GHz stepping 0a
agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: Intel GMA3150 Chipset
System has been upgraded F16 --> F17 using preupgrade
Same problem occurs when running from Live-USB though.
Thanks and regards
I tried all steps as described in a similar bug 815134.
Since this happens with other v4l2 apps then cheese, it likely is a kernel bug, changing component.
The OS installed on HDD is i686 architecture.
I just tried LiveOS x86_64 architecture with the following results
stock LiveOS F17 (x86_64 no updates)
when i run cheese from terminal nothing happens no window opens. I got whole bunch of GTK error messages, but the system doesn't hang. CTRL+C returns back to prompt. No light on the camera comes up.
updated cheese and gstreamer-plugins
ran "yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing cheese gstreamer*"
run cheese from terminal --> system hangs
Is this still happening with 3.6.9 kernels?
just tested with 3.6.9 kernel and the camera appears to be working now.
Cheese is working fine.
Camorama is wirking fine.
Skype - camera doesn't show preview in Skype setting. However video calling IS working. It is probably an issue with Skype though.
I believe the bug can be closed.
Thanks for re-testing, closing.