[Ekiga-list] Ubuntu/Kubuntu 6.10 and Ekiga 2.0.3 bug

Fabrice ALPHONSO fabrice at alphonso.dyndns.org
Wed Dec 20 20:14:20 UTC 2006

On mer, 2006-12-20 at 19:57 +0000, Richard Ibbotson wrote:
> Hi
> I'm trying to work out why Ekiga won't work on my Kubuntu/Ubuntu 
> desktop.  After using the configuration druid I find that sound works 
> fine from my USB based Logitech 4000 Pro webcam.  The druid detects 
> everything and the video window opens in Ekiga and tries to show a 
> picture.  However, what I can see is just a mid-gray colour and 
> nothing else.  No picutres. Nothing there.  I have tried Xawtv and 
> that says ...
If i remember correctly i think there is problem with the pwc kernel
module provided with ubuntu (and perhaps some other distributions).
A solution is to recompile the pwc module from source.
This was suggested in a mail to this mailing-list in October :

Hope that helps
> $ xawtv
> This is xawtv-3.95, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.17-10-386)
> Warning: Cannot convert 
> string "-*-ledfixed-medium-r-*--39-*-*-*-c-*-*-*" to type FontStruct
> Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
> Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
> Error: Aborting: no font found
> So, that's no help either.   Can anyone suggest what to do next to 
> troubleshoot the problem ? 
Fabrice ALPHONSO <fabrice at alphonso.dyndns.org>

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