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[Bug 1295247] Re: Cheese says "There was an error playing video from webcam"


Dell XPS 12 on Ubuntu 14.10, can confirm error. Only vlc works, guvcview
crashes. Cheese and skype don't work.

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  Cheese says "There was an error playing video from webcam"

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Bug description:
  Whenever I open Cheese in Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 (Unity), my webcam's light once turns on, then it turns off and Cheese turns black, written "There was an error playing video from webcam". This never happened in any previous versions of Ubuntu. 
  The problem is reproducible.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: cheese 3.10.2-0ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-12.32-generic 3.13.4
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-12-generic i686
  ApportVersion: 2.13.2-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: i386
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Thu Mar 20 22:29:57 2014
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-20 (0 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha i386 (20140225)
  SourcePackage: cheese
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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