gnome-control-center user-accounts don't load, only hangs

Bug #1242367 reported by Eldar Khayrullin on 2013-10-20
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This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gst-plugins-good1.0 (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Description: Ubuntu 13.10
Release: 13.10

gnome-control-center:
  Установлен: 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu44
  Кандидат: 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu44
  Таблица версий:
 *** 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu44 0
        500 http://ru.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Don't load.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu44
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-12.19-generic 3.11.3
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Oct 20 19:26:04 2013
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-control-center
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-19 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016.1)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
usr_lib_gnome-control-center:
 activity-log-manager 0.9.7-0ubuntu4
 deja-dup 27.3.1-0ubuntu1
 gnome-control-center-datetime 13.10.0+13.10.20131016.2-0ubuntu1
 gnome-control-center-signon 0.1.7~+13.10.20130724.1-0ubuntu1
 gnome-control-center-unity 1.3+13.10.20131004-0ubuntu1

Eldar Khayrullin (eldar) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, do you get any error if you run it from a command line? Could you get a gdb stacktrace?

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Eldar Khayrullin (eldar) wrote :

$ gnome-control-center -v user-accounts
** (gnome-control-center:8486): DEBUG: Enabling debugging
** (gnome-control-center:8486): DEBUG: No extra argument
(gnome-control-center:8486): user-accounts-cc-panel-DEBUG: calling 'ListCachedUsers'
libv4l2: error getting pixformat: Неприменимый к данному устройству ioctl

Eldar Khayrullin (eldar) wrote :

(gdb) bt
#0 syscall () at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/syscall.S:38
#1 0x00007f8af81be7e5 in v4l2_ioctl ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l2.so.0
#2 0x00007f8b0038d04c in ?? ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gstreamer-1.0/libgstvideo4linux2.so
#3 0x00007f8b0037ec40 in ?? ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gstreamer-1.0/libgstvideo4linux2.so
#4 0x00007f8b00387f8d in ?? ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gstreamer-1.0/libgstvideo4linux2.so
#5 0x00007f8b13df31a2 in gst_element_change_state ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgstreamer-1.0.so.0
#6 0x00007f8b13df387c in ?? ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgstreamer-1.0.so.0
#7 0x00007f8b13dd95d9 in ?? ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgstreamer-1.0.so.0
#8 0x00007f8b13df31a2 in gst_element_change_state ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgstreamer-1.0.so.0
#9 0x00007f8b13df387c in ?? ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgstreamer-1.0.so.0
#10 0x00007f8b157192bd in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcheese.so.7
#11 0x00007f8b3818411a in ?? ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0
#12 0x00007f8b38186294 in g_object_new_valist ()
---Type <return> to continue, or q <return> to quit---
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0
#13 0x00007f8b388846d9 in g_initable_new_valist ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgio-2.0.so.0
#14 0x00007f8b388847cc in g_initable_new ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgio-2.0.so.0
#15 0x00007f8b15719aa4 in cheese_camera_device_new ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcheese.so.7
#16 0x00007f8b1571a534 in cheese_camera_device_monitor_set_up_device ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcheese.so.7
#17 0x00007f8b1571a62c in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcheese.so.7
#18 0x00007f8b1571a6ef in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcheese.so.7
#19 0x00007f8b37eb2ed8 in g_list_foreach ()
   from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#20 0x00007f8b1571a77e in cheese_camera_device_monitor_coldplug ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcheese.so.7
#21 0x00007f8b1625523b in ?? ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/control-center-1/panels/libuser-accounts.so
#22 0x00007f8b1625fbe2 in ?? ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/control-center-1/panels/libuser-accounts.so
#23 0x00007f8b3819fc3b in g_type_create_instance ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0
#24 0x00007f8b381840e5 in ?? ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0
---Type <return> to continue, or q <return> to quit---
#25 0x00007f8b38186294 in g_object_new_valist ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0
#26 0x00007f8b38186674 in g_object_new ()
   from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0
#27 0x0000000000409e38 in ?? ()
#28 0x00000000004074ea in _start ()

Eldar Khayrullin (eldar) wrote :

I have averTV super 007 pci card

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue there seems to be due to gstreamer, reassigning to gstreamer1.0-plugins-good

affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu) → gst-plugins-good1.0 (Ubuntu)
Eldar Khayrullin (eldar) on 2013-10-24
Changed in gst-plugins-good1.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Per Vapp (vapper) wrote :

Is there any workaround?

Per Vapp (vapper) wrote :

Nevermind. I pulled TV-card out and made neccassary changes. After that I plugged it back in.
Neat?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gst-plugins-good1.0 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Woody (dave-woodwardmail) wrote :

Hi

The work around I used was to create a file (as root) /etc/modprobe.d/saa7134.conf

In that file I placed the following content:
blacklist saa7134
blacklist saa7134_alsa

I then rebooted the machine

The pro of this is that you do not have to unplug the card, but you may still require a reboot for it to work.

I currently don't use the card, so having it disabled permanently is not a big problem for me.

Just another option.

Per Vapp (vapper) wrote :

Hello,

Yes it is better than unplugging the device. I just found out the problem has bigger scale. It affects other programs too. In Skype only available video deivce is TV-card. Webcam testing program Cheese does not start:
$ cheese
libv4l2: error getting pixformat: Inappropriate ioctl for device

Problems started after clean install of Ubuntu 13.10. Before I was using upgrade from 13.04.

My TV-card is ASUS My Cinema P-7131 Hybrid. And yes, it uses SAA7134 modules.

iceman358 (iceman358-) wrote :
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Same problem here with AverMedia A16AR (uses saa7134).
Had to remove the card. Before that, I tried to make the system identify the card by creating a file in modprobe.d which contained "options saa7134 card=99" but I could not get it to work.
Here is some output from dmesg during boot.

dmesg | grep saa
[ 2.292579] saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0, 2, 17 loaded
[ 2.292861] saa7133[0]: found at 0000:03:07.0, rev: 209, irq: 22, latency: 64, mmio: 0xfe8fb800
[ 2.292870] saa7134: <rant>
[ 2.292870] saa7134: Congratulations! Your TV card vendor saved a few
[ 2.292870] saa7134: cents for a eeprom, thus your pci board has no
[ 2.292870] saa7134: subsystem ID and I can't identify it automatically
[ 2.292870] saa7134: </rant>
[ 2.292870] saa7134: I feel better now. Ok, here are the good news:
[ 2.292870] saa7134: You can use the card=<nr> insmod option to specify
[ 2.292870] saa7134: which board do you have. The list:
[ 2.292874] saa7134: card=0 -> UNKNOWN/GENERIC
[ 2.292879] saa7134: card=1 -> Proteus Pro [philips reference design] 1131:2001 1131:2001
[ 2.292882] saa7134: card=2 -> LifeView FlyVIDEO3000 5168:0138 4e42:0138
[ 2.292885] saa7134: card=3 -> LifeView/Typhoon FlyVIDEO2000 5168:0138 4e42:0138
[ 2.292887] saa7134: card=4 -> EMPRESS 1131:6752
[ 2.292889] saa7134: card=5 -> SKNet Monster TV 1131:4e85
[ 2.292891] saa7134: card=6 -> Tevion MD 9717
[ 2.292892] saa7134: card=7 -> KNC One TV-Station RDS / Typhoon TV Tune 1131:fe01 1894:fe01
[ 2.292895] saa7134: card=8 -> Terratec Cinergy 400 TV 153b:1142
[ 2.292897] saa7134: card=9 -> Medion 5044
[ 2.292898] saa7134: card=10 -> Kworld/KuroutoShikou SAA7130-TVPCI
[ 2.292900] saa7134: card=11 -> Terratec Cinergy 600 TV 153b:1143
[ 2.292902] saa7134: card=12 -> Medion 7134 16be:0003 16be:5000
[ 2.292904] saa7134: card=13 -> Typhoon TV+Radio 90031
[ 2.292906] saa7134: card=14 -> ELSA EX-VISION 300TV 1048:226b
[ 2.292908] saa7134: card=15 -> ELSA EX-VISION 500TV 1048:226a
[ 2.292909] saa7134: card=16 -> ASUS TV-FM 7134 1043:4842 1043:4830 1043:4840
[ 2.292912] saa7134: card=17 -> AOPEN VA1000 POWER 1131:7133
[ 2.292914] saa7134: card=18 -> BMK MPEX No Tuner
[ 2.292915] saa7134: card=19 -> Compro VideoMate TV 185b:c100
[ 2.292917] saa7134: card=20 -> Matrox CronosPlus 102b:48d0
[ 2.292919] saa7134: card=21 -> 10MOONS PCI TV CAPTURE CARD 1131:2001
[ 2.292921] saa7134: card=22 -> AverMedia M156 / Medion 2819 1461:a70b
[ 2.292923] saa7134: card=23 -> BMK MPEX Tuner
[ 2.292925] saa7134: card=24 -> KNC One TV-Station DVR 1894:a006
[ 2.292926] saa7134: card=25 -> ASUS TV-FM 7...

Per Vapp (vapper) wrote :

Has anyone tested with 14.04?

Alessio (alessio) wrote :

ubuntu 14.04 with an ASUS My Cinema P7131 Hybrid TVcard
unity-control-center freeze when select user accounts

on xubuntu 14.04 also mugshot freeze when I try to change face pic

Eldar Khayrullin (eldar) wrote :

14.04 -> freeze

Andreas (anhyb) wrote :
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Hello everybody.

Thanks for this thread! It saved me from further headache...

I use Ubuntu 14.04 (64amd) on a Gigabyte G41M-ES2l (R.1.0). And my problem was also: User-acocunts --> Click --> and nothing (absolutely nothing) happend...

Then I read this thread and realized that my USB-TV-Stick (streams Video and Sound from e.g. an old VCR (via Cinch) to USB Port and Soundcard) made by "Conrad Electronic" (DVD-Creator, VS-USB2800D) was still plugged in. As soon as I plugged it out... Boom! Everything worked!

dmesg | grep em28
[ 7.057561] em28xx: New device @ 480 Mbps (eb1a:2860, interface 0, class 0)
[ 7.057564] em28xx: Video interface 0 found: isoc
[ 7.057639] em28xx: chip ID is em2860
[ 7.148382] em2860 #0: board has no eeprom
[ 7.208131] em2860 #0: No sensor detected
[ 7.218506] em2860 #0: found i2c device @ 0x4a on bus 0 [saa7113h]
[ 7.243007] em2860 #0: Your board has no unique USB ID.
[ 7.243039] em2860 #0: A hint were successfully done, based on i2c devicelist hash.
[ 7.243069] em2860 #0: This method is not 100% failproof.
[ 7.243092] em2860 #0: If the board were missdetected, please email this log to:
[ 7.243121] em2860 #0: V4L Mailing List <email address hidden>
[ 7.243148] em2860 #0: Board detected as EM2860/SAA711X Reference Design
[ 7.320018] em2860 #0: Identified as EM2860/SAA711X Reference Design (card=19)
[ 7.760637] saa7115 6-0025: saa7113 found @ 0x4a (em2860 #0)
[ 8.528256] em2860 #0: Config register raw data: 0x00
[ 8.588133] em2860 #0: v4l2 driver version 0.2.0
[ 9.216246] em2860 #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
[ 9.216249] em2860 #0: V4L2 VBI device registered as vbi0
[ 9.216252] em2860 #0: analog set to isoc mode.
[ 9.216338] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx
[ 9.274144] em2860 #0: Registering snapshot button...
[ 9.274257] input: em28xx snapshot button as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-5/input/input4
[ 9.274305] em2860 #0: Remote control support is not available for this card.
[ 296.667065] em2860 #0: disconnecting em2860 #0 video
[ 296.667068] em2860 #0: Deregistering snapshot button
[ 296.680077] em2860 #0: V4L2 device vbi0 deregistered
[ 296.680252] em2860 #0: V4L2 device video0 deregistered
[ 733.128697] em28xx: New device @ 480 Mbps (eb1a:2860, interface 0, class 0)
[ 733.128699] em28xx: Video interface 0 found: isoc
[ 733.128780] em28xx: chip ID is em2860
[ 733.220407] em2860 #0: board has no eeprom
[ 733.280029] em2860 #0: No sensor detected
[ 733.289654] em2860 #0: found i2c device @ 0x4a on bus 0 [saa7113h]
[ 733.312153] em2860 #0: Your board has no unique USB ID.
[ 733.312156] em2860 #0: A hint were successfully done, based on i2c devicelist hash.
[ 733.312158] em2860 #0: This method is not 100% failproof.
[ 733.312159] em2860 #0: If the board were missdetected, please email this log to:
[ 733.312160] em2860 #0: V4L Mailing List <email address hidden>
[ 733.312162] em2860 #0: Board detected as EM2860/SAA711X Reference Design
[ 733.392005] em2860 #0: Identified as EM2860/SAA711X Reference Design (card=19)
[ 733.776533] saa7115 6-0025: saa7113 found @ 0x4a (em2860 #0)
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Temporal (joaoplim) wrote :

Hi, sorry for bothering, but this bug also affects me. Cheese just hangs, and Camorama/TVTime only work if I say it to go to an specific device (I say specific because at least once they changed places, and I had to reconfigure both programs - I tried to put a rule in rules.d but to no avail).
My tv card is an enltv-fm3 that uses the saa7134 and saa7134_alsa modules.
Skype works well.
"gnome-control-center user-accounts" hangs without anything showing, BUT I know it is trying to use the tv card because ut unmutes the line and I can hear the feed from the latest tunned channel.

Is there anything I can do until then?

Temporal (joaoplim) wrote :

I should have said that I'm using ubuntu 13.10. Also, the band-aid I'm looking for is a way to say to Ubuntu I want it to use the webcam, and not to turn off the tvtuner, because I use it.

Per Vapp (vapper) wrote :

I just tested linux mint 17.1 and the same problem continues - it is not possible to use both saa7134 and webcam. Both work if only one of them is connected to pc. gnome-control-center is not installed.

Per Vapp (vapper) wrote :

Just wanted to add that webcam microphone works, but skype cannot detect it as a video device. Also VLC cannot show its video so it is not skype problem either.

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