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I have the same laptop model and I'm having the same problem. Unfortunately, the google-talkplugin_3.7.1.0-1_amd64.deb file isn't available anymore on the repository. It would be great if somebody had an old copy and could publish it somewhere.

In the meanwhile, I've found a workaround to keep having Google Talk (but without webcam):

# rmmod uvcvideo


This will disable completely (but temporarily, until next reboot) the integrated webcam, not only for Google Talk, but also for Skype and any other program. The side effect is that now Google Talk works, and you can still do any other video related activity, such as sharing the desktop. If you're lucky and have an external webcam configured, maybe you can also use it.

If you want to use the integrated webcam again, just do:

# modprobe uvcvideo