linphone shows no video picture

Bug #1340114 reported by Chris
This bug affects 1 person
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linphone (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Acer Aspire 5920G laptop with built in webcam (an Crystal Eye). Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. New install. Linphone version from repo is This is the lsusb listins showing the camera details

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:a101 Suyin Corp. Acer CrystalEye Webcam
Device Descriptor:
  bLength 18
  bDescriptorType 1
  bcdUSB 2.00
  bDeviceClass 239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceSubClass 2 ?
  bDeviceProtocol 1 Interface Association
  bMaxPacketSize0 64
  idVendor 0x064e Suyin Corp.
  idProduct 0xa101 Acer CrystalEye Webcam
  bcdDevice 1.00
  iManufacturer 2 SuYin
  iProduct 1 Acer CrystalEye webcam
  iSerial 3 CN0314-OV03-VA-R02.00.00

When I fire up linphone and ask it to enable self view, it pops up a window, but the content is dark. The window resizes if I pick different video resolutions, but always shows black. 100% repeatable.

I can run cheese, and the webcam works fine. It will show the preview window, it will take photo's and it will record video.

I eventually re-compiled linphone 3.7.0 from source and this also works fine.

Vlad Orlov (monsta)
affects: linuxmint → linphone (Ubuntu)
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Ilya Melnikov (rayanayar) wrote :

This is bug in 3.6.*. It can be fixed by rebuild with "--disable-glx". But it will not be fixed in repo. Use PPA:

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