I am running Mint 7 Gloria Main Edition for several months now. I'm still a Linux newbie but definitely getting better. I recently wanted to upgrade my Pidgin install to Pidgin 2.6.1 this required getting the latest version of gstreamer (I believe 0.10.24) I compiled everything from source and Pidgin is working great (just upgraded to 2.6.3 today.)
I am now having a problem where I can't use my webcam with cheese. When I open cheese I get the following error message: "One of more needed gstreamer elements are missing: gconfaudiosrc,gconfvideosink." according to the information I found both are part of the GStreamer Good Plugins 0.10 which Synaptic says i have installed.
I tried the kitchen sink approch where I installed all the gstreamer elements that looked like they might fix the issue and that were in Synaptic. I also tried to install and reinstall cheese a few time. If anyone has any other ideas that would be very much appreciated.
Probably need to upgrade or rebuild cheese against the newer gstreamer libs. Just guessing the version of cheese you have isn't compatible with the new gstreamer. I'd check what version of cheese you're at and see if there's a newer version, but then that may break something else, welcome to dependencies.
Thank you both for your responses. I think MaddogF16 is right, there is a new version of Cheese out. I half way started playing with the dependancies of cheese but that lead to another set of problem. At this point I'm thinking i'll wait a month till the November release of Linux Mint 8 which should come with/or have in Semantic the latest versions of both Cheese and Pidgin, or so I would hope.
I just looked up wxcam and downloaded the .deb. It gives me this error: Error: "Dependency is not satisfiable: libmjpegtools0c2a (>= 1:1.8.0)" I don't know why because from what I can tell i have jpegtools 1:1:9 installed.
Oh well guess I'm not meant to have a webcam for a bit.
Thanks for all your help. I'm really just looking for a simple webcam app so gqcam should work fine. I apparently already had it installed (I think I installed it when cheese first started messing up) however, it didn't install an icon. This is gonna be a newbie question but how do I run it? I tried alt+f2 and then typed in gqcam but nothing happens.
Could right click on your main panel and add the run program, then just click on the icon placed in the panel (whether you have it top or bottom or both)type gqcam in the search box and that should get you going.
Thanks everyone for all your help this issue has now been resolved. I wish I had a better answer for how I did it. I started having a problem where I was unable to access "Computer" which could not wait for the next release of Mint to be fixed. I was afraid I would be forced to do a clean install but after Googling THAT issue I found this post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=801597. The two things from there I did were installing the latest version of "gvfs" from source and resetting "/usr/local". The problem seems to be caused by GTK+ and glib. Somehow resting this fixed cheese as well.