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can't apply any effect in cheese 3.8.3

Post by rpr-nospam » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:48 pm

I have an issue with Cheese 3.8.3 on a Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon amd64.

In cheese I see video stream from the camera and I can take photos but I can't activate any effect:
(1) click Effects to show the grid with effects
(2) click an effect (e.g. Flip) to apply it but nothing happens - the cheese doesn't return to normal view and the effect is not applied

If I run cheese from the command line I see no errors or warnings.

Any suggestion?
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$ dpkg -l | grep cheese | gawk '{print $1,$2,$3}'
ii cheese 3.8.3-0ubuntu1
ii cheese-common 3.8.3-0ubuntu1
ii libcheese-gtk23:amd64 3.8.3-0ubuntu1
ii libcheese7:amd64 3.8.3-0ubuntu1

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Re: can't apply any effect in cheese 3.8.3

Post by rpr-nospam » Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:17 pm

Regarding this issue I've upgraded Cheese to ver. 3.10.2, which is available in ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3, but to no avail.

When I run Linux Mint 16 MATE amd64 live DVD on the same hardware cheese 3.8.3 doesn't have this issue.

It's such a pity that this funny tool doesn't work well on Cinnamon any more. Could someone check this on their Cinnamon installation?

This issue is mentioned in GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 719692, comment #4, which says it also exists on Arch Linux x86_64 with Cinnamon 2.0.14.

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Re: can't apply any effect in cheese 3.8.3

Post by xoverlord6 » Sat May 17, 2014 6:37 pm

I'm having the same problem in LM 16 Cinnamon Edition 64 bits.

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Re: can't apply any effect in cheese 3.8.3

Post by roger25118 » Sat May 17, 2014 7:59 pm

I have no problems using effects with Cheese 3.10.2 & Mint 17 RC Cinnamon 64 bit, so I don't know where the problem lies. I added Cheese by way of the Download Manager.
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Re: can't apply any effect in cheese 3.8.3

Post by rpr-nospam » Mon May 19, 2014 5:13 pm

According to some comments in GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 719692 it seems that this issue in Cheese may be related to Clutter graphics library.

On Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon I have the following version of libclutter:

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$ dpkg -l | grep libclutter-1.0 | gawk '{print $1, $2, $3}'
ii libclutter-1.0-0:amd64 1.14.6-0ubuntu1~saucy1
ii libclutter-1.0-common 1.14.6-0ubuntu1~saucy1
I guess Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon uses libclutter-1.0-0 v. 1.16.4-0ubuntu2 from trusty. Maybe it fixes the issue.

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