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Old 01-18-2009, 12:40 PM   #1
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getting cheese to work on fedora 10


hi all,
I am running fedora 10 on my acer laptop.
I am trying to get cheese to run on my fedora. Whenever, I start the application it shows the output of the webcam no problem and it also allows me to take photos. But the moment I try any of the effects, it freezes and also trying to record video with the application freezes it.
any clue with that ?
thanks in advance
nishith
 
Old 01-19-2009, 09:23 AM   #2
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Are you sure that you have all the dependencies installed;
Quote:
- glib-2.0 >= 2.16.0
- gobject-2.0 >= 2.12.0
- gio-2.0 >= 2.16.0
- gtk+-2.0 >= 2.10.0
- gdk-2.0 >= 2.12.0
- libgnomeui-2.0 >= 2.20.0
- gconf-2.0 >= 2.16.0
- gstreamer-0.10 >= 0.10.20
- gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10 >= 0.10.20
- gstreamer-plugins-good-0.10 >= 0.10.8
- gnome-vfs-2.0
- dbus-1
- dbus-glib-1
- hal
- cairo
- pango
- librsvg >= 2.18.0
- libebook-1.2 (evolution-data-server)
- postr for Flickr export (optional)
- f-spot for F-Spot export (optional)
- nautilus-sendto for better export mechanism (optional)
Is your camera working with the Gstreamer Framework and Video4Linux2 (V4L2) or Video4Linux (V4L). To test this, you can use
Code:
gstreamer-properties
command.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 01:49 AM   #3
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Is your camera working with the Gstreamer Framework and Video4Linux2 (V4L2) or Video4Linux (V4L).
Yes it shows my face in a small window nicely !
How do I check the entire list of dependecies you gave out ?
But cheese doesnot still work ?!
 
Old 01-21-2009, 02:18 AM   #4
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a latest situation update, I donot know what else I did but the gstreamer-properties have started failing on me. It gives me the following error:
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Video for Linux 2 (v4l2): Device '/dev/video0' cannot capture at 160x120
 
Old 04-24-2009, 07:44 AM   #5
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I have just purchased a Creative Live! optia pro webcam and I am experiencing a similar problem. The camera displays it's output in Cheese fine, I can take pictures with it and can add effects no problem, but I can't seem to capture the video. When I start recording the output simply produces a few stills and no sound, it then converts it into a movie and when I play it back it is the correct length but just produces a few stills with a 3 second delay and no sound. Any suggestions, I have tried this on Fedora 10 (my main OS), Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 and Debian Lenny. All gave me a similar final product (although in debian I got some sound).

I have gone through the dependencies list and as far as I can tell I have all of the programs necessary for cheese to run.
 
Old 04-26-2009, 11:25 AM   #6
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On looking through the Cheese help, under FAQ it says that slow playing video is that:

Quote:
You may have set "ximagesink" (X Window System (No Xv)) as video-output.
This means, that your cpu is doing all the work. Change it to "xvimagesink"
(X Window System (X11/XShm/Xv)) in order to let your graphics card do the work.

To change the settings, run gstreamer-properties,
click the Video tab and change the appropriate settings.
When I enter gstreamer-properties into the command line I get the following result:

Quote:
(gstreamer-properties:11753): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
None of the authentication protocols specified are supported.
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'artsdsink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'esdsink'

(gstreamer-properties:11753): gstreamer-properties-WARNING **: () error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'glimagesink'

(gstreamer-properties:11753): gstreamer-properties-WARNING **: () error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'v4lmjpegsrc'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'qcamsrc'

(gstreamer-properties:11753): gstreamer-properties-WARNING **: () error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'esdmon'

(gstreamer-properties:11753): gstreamer-properties-WARNING **: () error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)
I have checked to make sure that I have installed all the plugins for gstreamer available from the repos, but this hasn't solved the problem.

Any ideas?
 
Old 04-26-2009, 12:03 PM   #7
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nkd how did you install cheese
from some .rpm you downloaded or with yum
Code:
yum install cheese
 
Old 04-27-2009, 05:22 AM   #8
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I downloaded it through the Add/Remove software program on Fedora 10. I did not download it from source.

I can confirm that it is not the webcam as I managed to get Skype working last night and also voice recorder works fine. I also managed to get into gstreamer-properties via a slightly different method.

instead of:

Quote:
su
gstreamer-properties
I entered

Quote:
sudo gstreamer-properties
The errors went and I was able to change the settings, however it still did not improve the quality of Cheese videos, they show about 3 frames in the space of 6 seconds and no sound.
 
  


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