sound, gnomemeeting, sane, powerdown

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Tue Sep 28 17:18:45 UTC 2004

On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 08:11:36PM +1000, David wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> >
> Hmm.... not so good....
> I did:
> apt-get install libpt-plugins-v4l [taken from bug report]
> apt-get update
> apt-get install gnomemeeting
> which gave me
> "replace gnomemeeting 1.0.2-2 (using ../gnomemeeting_1.0.2-2ubuntu1_i386.deb)"
> and then I attempted to start gnomemeeting. The wheel revolves, and
> Gnome's panel says that gnomemeeting is starting, but then it fails before
> any windows appear, without error messages or diagnostics.
> Did I do something wrong?

It doesn't look like you did anything wrong, no.  Nothing functional changed
in gnomemeeting in that update, either; it only added a dependency.

> > Did you log out and log back in after adding yourself to the group?
> > (addgroup <your username> scanner).
> I hadn't logged out and back in again. All is now good. I can't understand
> why users aren't added to the scanner group though? After all, not much
> point in having Sane in the menu if you can't use it.

It's a bug, plain and simple.  The fix is pending:

 - mdz

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