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Permission issue with webcam in fedora 16

asked 2012-01-02 22:08:43 -0600

ernesto gravatar image

I've done a fresh install of fedora 16 however I am using my prior fedora /home partition.

In fedora 15 my webcam used to work out of the box. Now it does not. I've had permission issues with some of my usb devices. I have to manually change the permissions in order to get them to work. This did not work with the webcam however.

I know that if I reinstall fedora and format my /home partition I would not face this issue since a clean install on my laptop works with no problems. However I would not like to have to go this route.

When I run cheese from the terminal I get the following errors:

** (cheese:10118): WARNING **: Could not get buffers from device '/dev/video0'.
** (cheese:10118): WARNING **: Could not map buffers from device '/dev/video0'
** (cheese:10118): WARNING **: Could not negotiate format

Any ideas?

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answered 2012-01-05 23:33:30 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

On first boot, you must've created a new user and directed fedora to use the already existing user directory, that should've fixed permissions imo. I found an old bug, but that seems to have been fixed ages ago. I'd suggest filing a bug against cheese. The maintainer would know exactly if this is a permissions issue or a bug, and you'll be able to proceed from there.

You can mail the maintainer too. http://bugz.fedoraproject.org/packagename will give you the required info.

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