Bug#621783: cheese hangs on startup, then refuses to close via window manager controls

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Fri Apr 8 20:55:30 UTC 2011

Package: cheese
Version: 2.30.1-2
Severity: normal

I launched cheese via Applications > Sound & Video > Cheese Webcam Booth

A blank window appeared with the title bar of "Cheese", but nothing happened in it.

When i clicked the window-manager-provided "x" in the corner of the 
title bar, i get a dialog box that says:

Cheese is not responding.

You may choose to wait a short while for it to continue or force the application to quit entirely.
 [Force Quit] [Wait]

Note that this machine has no video camera attached.  Choosing "wait" 
does nothing.

If i Force Quit, and then re-launch cheese, i get the expected "no" 
symbol, with the warning label that says "No device found".

So it appears to be something about the first attempt to open Cheese on 
a system with no video camera.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable'), (50, 'unstable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-powerpc
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages cheese depends on:
ii  cheese-common          2.30.1-2          Common files for the Cheese tool t
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins- 0.10.30-1         GStreamer plugins from the "base" 
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins- 0.10.24-1         GStreamer plugins from the "good" 
ii  gstreamer0.10-x        0.10.30-1         GStreamer plugins for X11 and Pang
ii  libc6                  2.11.2-10         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2              1.8.10-6          The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcanberra-gtk0       0.24-1            Gtk+ helper for playing widget eve
ii  libcheese-gtk18        2.30.1-2          A tool to take pictures and videos
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.88-2.1          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgconf2-4            2.28.1-6          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.24.2-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2-17  2.30.2-2          Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-b 0.10.30-1         GStreamer libraries from the "base
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0     0.10.30-1         Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.20.1-2          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgudev-1.0-0         164-3             GObject-based wrapper library for 
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.28.3-1+squeeze2 Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  librsvg2-2             2.26.3-1          SAX-based renderer library for SVG

Versions of packages cheese recommends:
ii  gnome-icon-theme              2.30.3-2   GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gvfs                          1.6.4-3    userspace virtual filesystem - ser

cheese suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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