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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Google + and a webcam

Google+ in new social network created by Google.
One feature of Google+ is Hangouts. Hangouts is group video chat.

/facepalm :P

Many people have problems witch web cams on linux, this problem also affects GoogleTalk plugin witch is used for Google+ Hangouts and also in Gtalk video chat.

To fix this problem start Terminal and type:

sudo mv /opt/google/talkplugin/GoogleTalkPlugin /opt/goog/talkplugin/GoogleTalkPlugin.real


sudo gedit /opt/google/talkplugin/GoogleTalkPlugin

When Gedit opens paste:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ /opt/google/talkplugin/GoogleTalkPlugin.real


and at last type in terminal:

sudo chmod +x /opt/google/talkplugin/GoogleTalkPlugin

Now restart Browser and enjoy video Google+ Hangouts.

Win :)

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