Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 835181
No video from webcam in cheese
Last modified: 2012-07-24 15:25:14 EDT
Description of problem:
no video from webcam
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run cheese from menu
black video window
video from webcam
Other webcam applications, e.g. UCView, work perfectly.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:a133 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Gateway Webcam
Previously reported in bug#689995 for Fedora 15.
User Accounts/Take a Photo is also broken, and apparently uses cheese-libs.
A lot of work has gone into fixing various cheese bugs in F-17, any chance you can upgrade to Fedora-17 and give things a try there ?
Planning to try it from a LiveCD - hope that's good enough.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Planning to try it from a LiveCD - hope that's good enough.
Yes that is fine, please do:
yum update 'cheese*' 'gstreamer*'
in the live environment before testing, so that you get the latest versions.
Installed F17 in a logical volume. Cheese works fine after updating everything. Sorry, forgot to test *before* updating. But in any case, problem is fixed in updated F17.
Thanks for testing this with Fedora-17!
Oops, I tested the Micromedia Webcam on F17 - which already worked on F16. I just noticed this bug report says Chicony web cam (which worked on F14) was broken on F16 (but worked in ucview). I just now installed F17 on this computer and updated, and not only does the Chicony web cam not work in cheese, it doesn't work in ucview either!