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FS#58395 - [cheese] Webcam not recognised

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Kostas Kardaras (coxackie) - Sunday, 29 April 2018, 18:05 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Monday, 30 April 2018, 15:48 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No



Recently (after update to GNOME 3.28), cheese fails to recognise webcams (there are 2 instances for me - laptop and desktop). Running from terminal, I get:

** Message: 18:56:50.873: cheese-application.vala:211: Error during camera setup: No device found

If I use guvcview webcams are recognised and I can see video.

Additional info:
* package version: 3.28.0-1

Steps to reproduce:

Simply have a webcam connected, and use cheese 3.28.0.
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Comment by Jennings Zhang (jennydaman) - Sunday, 06 May 2018, 17:58 GMT
I am having the same issue. Laptop built-in webcam works out of the box with firefox and guvcview, not cheese.

I've noticed that cheese works as expected (detects and uses camera) with launched with sudo from a terminal.