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Old 04-21-2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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Question yahoo kopete webcam,friends get black screen


I have kde 3.5.6 installed on SuSE 10.0 running kopete 0.12.4 with a creative webcam using gspca drivers and the lastest jasper.I can recieve cam pics fine on yahoo, i can see my webcam on kopete config but all my friends just see a black screen.

Any ideas?

Could it be a firewall problem?


BJS

I've searched all the threads here and in kde forums but know one has any ideas you are my last chance.
 
Old 04-22-2007, 03:10 AM   #2
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you can check your camera locally with something like camorama... of course, switch that firewall off and try
 
Old 04-22-2007, 06:06 AM   #3
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The cam works locally and I can receive cam stream perfectly so I think the firewall isn't the issue as it must be allowing the required ports.Maybe it is something to do with yahoo? I know the don't like open source IM's.If it is the firewall I don't think I will be turning it off though.
 
Old 04-23-2007, 02:47 AM   #4
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http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?p...bcam%20Support

it's not yahoo.

The fastest way to figure if your firewall is messing with a connection is to switch the firewall off for a short test period. If the video suddenly goes then you know you need to adjust your firewall before you switch it back on. If there is no change then you can restore an unaltered firewall without fear.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 05:41 PM   #5
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Thanks Simon
I've been tinkering with the firewall(SuSEfirewall2)and using guarddog to avoid writing IP tables.After a lot of different settings finally found one that worked and stealthed me.
Basically when I first set up the IM I allowed the yahoo protocols on the internet(in the firewall) but not on the local(firewall).Looks like in kopete when you set-up an user account it only allows for IM as default and then only webcam recieving as default.
Anyway fixed now(I hope!).
Your help was much appreiciated.

BJS

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Old 04-24-2007, 08:56 PM   #6
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In other words: the fix was to correct the firewall rules? Is that correct?
 
Old 04-25-2007, 03:56 AM   #7
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Yes that is correct.You have to allow yahoo locally too.
 
  


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