I am trying to get Hangout
with my camera to work with Quantal. I got the plugin from the PPA here: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/google_talk_plugin and I also tried downloading it from google before.
- Video does work with both cheese and skype.
- I tried preloading v4l1-compat.so
- I tried preloading v4l2-convert.so
- I tried everything in both chromium-browser and firefox
However, the camera does not even activate. It is detected in the hangout settings, but the led stays off. After closer inspection and some tests, I found out that audio does not work either; the browser window with Hangout just closes after a while, and I can neither see nor hear my conversation partner and vice-versa.
Can anyone point me at how to troubleshoot this?
Edit: on Arch Linux (x86_64) this works without hassle by installing the plugin from AUR. So, it must be possible somehow.