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I got google-voice working in ubuntu under Gnome. But for some reason when I log into my WM, Xmonad, google voice doesn't recognize my webcam.

Do I need to run some daemon or app along with my WM to get google-voice to work?

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Have you checked the list of processes when in GNOME vs the list of processes when in xmonad? Run something like pstree -ac or ps -ax when in GNOME and do the same when in xmonad, then compare the outputs with something like diff file1 file2 – user49740 Jun 7 '12 at 16:02
That might help diagnose the problem, but Ubuntu loads a bunch of crap and I'd have to google each one to see what's important. – TheOne Jun 8 '12 at 3:01
You should add the diff to the question. It might help in solving the problem – user49740 Jun 8 '12 at 7:33

Probably not. I was struggling with the same problem (I use openbox), then ran across this thread:

[Edited out because superuser won't let me post more links]

You can try downgrading to 3.7:

Temp fix is to roll back to Google Talk v3.7.1.0-1

Ubuntu 64-bit

Ubuntu 32-bit

Worked like a charm.

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