webcam works on one of two Lucid systems

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Aug 2 22:54:17 UTC 2010

On 08/02/2010 12:25 PM, Adam Funk wrote:
> On 2010-07-21, NoOp wrote:
>> On 07/21/2010 02:11 PM, Adam Funk wrote:
>>> I think the problem is not the webcam input but the inability of some
>>> programs (cheese, skype, guvcview) to display it on my system.
>> But if it shows in mplayer then it must be a configuration setting
>> somewhere. Are you using gnome-player to display or the cli? Does it
>> display in gnome-player using File|TV|Open Analog TV?
> I just tested it in gnome-mplayer and it works fine, *but* if I
> comment out the line "vo=x11" in ~/.mplayer/config and run
> gnome-mplayer, I just get the blue-filled window.

I suspect that's because it needs a vo type. Mine contains:


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