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FS#34209 - [linux-lts] Weird video issue with Google Talk/Hangout plugin

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by David Rosenstrauch (darose) - Friday, 08 March 2013, 02:45 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Sunday, 26 January 2014, 15:21 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Having a weird video issue with the Google Talk plugin ( distorting all my video images - both the ones of me coming in from my camera, and the ones coming in from others across the Net. See for an example.

Problem occurrs when I boot into the LTS kernel (linux-lts 3.0.67-1) but not with the main kernel (linux 3.7.10-1).

What might the issue be? What in the kernel would have an impact on video?
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Sunday, 26 January 2014, 15:21 GMT
Reason for closing:  No response
Comment by Pierre Schmitz (Pierre) - Friday, 08 March 2013, 11:39 GMT
What graphics driver do you use? It's not unlikely that it's not compatible with such an old kernel. Esp. on desktops you are probably better off using the latest kernel.
Comment by David Rosenstrauch (darose) - Friday, 08 March 2013, 15:46 GMT

Not sure if video driver is the culprit or not. I have no other graphics/video issues with any other app. (Plus, as I mentioned, this is an issue that seems to have only cropped up recently.)
Comment by David Rosenstrauch (darose) - Monday, 11 March 2013, 18:06 GMT
Also, in answer to your comment: yes, I prefer to use the latest kernel on desktops as well. However there's a really irritating outstanding bug in the main kernel ( that's affecting my laptop that's been keeping me pinned to the LTS kernel. Rumor has it that that bug might be fixed in kernel 3.8. If so, I'd be happy to switch back.
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Sunday, 29 December 2013, 08:29 GMT
Now that LTS is at 3.10, this is no longer valid, correct?