crashing processes dont let go of webcam

Bug #372453 reported by yoshi on 2009-05-05
This bug affects 1 person
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usbutils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

every programme i have try from cheese to gst-launch will crash when i try nand record locally from it. when this happens the programme either becomes unkillable or becomes a zombie in either case it retains hold of the /dev/video0 and not even a kill -9 works on it

yoshi (yowshi) wrote :

somethings i forgot before. i am on jaunty 64 bit i do not remember which kernel but i am presuming latest since i keep up on my updates and the bug effects programmes when i try to record or capture an image from my webcam. my webcam is a logitech quickcam communicate stx but this also happened with a flexcam 100. gstreamer-properties get data from the webcam oddly camstream does not but an6y atempt to record from it crashes the programme and i will be unable to get it to release the webcam or die

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
Is this bug reproducible with the latest Lucid packages ?
Thanks in advance.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Hello yoshi
can you please attach here these files:

Then open a terminal and type:

apport-collect -p usbutils 372453

affects: ubuntu → usbutils (Ubuntu)
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in usbutils (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid

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