Bug 835181 - No video from webcam in cheese
No video from webcam in cheese
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cheese (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-25 14:45 EDT by Stuart D Gathman
Modified: 2012-07-24 15:25 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-07-13 09:06:19 EDT
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Description Stuart D Gathman 2012-06-25 14:45:36 EDT
Description of problem:
no video from webcam

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run cheese from menu
Actual results:
black video window

Expected results:
video from webcam

Additional info:
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.
Comment 1 Stuart D Gathman 2012-06-25 14:47:38 EDT
User Accounts/Take a Photo is also broken, and apparently uses cheese-libs.
Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2012-06-25 14:57:53 EDT
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 ?
Comment 3 Stuart D Gathman 2012-07-04 23:13:05 EDT
Planning to try it from a LiveCD - hope that's good enough.
Comment 4 Hans de Goede 2012-07-05 04:14:49 EDT
(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.
Comment 5 Stuart D Gathman 2012-07-12 20:19:54 EDT
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.
Comment 6 Hans de Goede 2012-07-23 04:03:19 EDT
Thanks for testing this with Fedora-17!
Comment 7 Stuart D Gathman 2012-07-24 15:25:14 EDT
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!

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