[arch-general] Weird issue with Google Talk/Hangout plugin

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Thu Mar 7 21:39:01 EST 2013

Hmmm .... just discovered some additional info about this issue.  It 
seems that it only happens when I use the LTS kernel.  When I boot into 
the main linux kernel, the issue mysteriously goes away.

Anyone have any ideas what might be happening here?  What module in the 
kernel might have an impact on video?



On 03/06/2013 02:23 PM, David Rosenstrauch wrote:
> I'm having a weird issue with the Google Talk plugin
> (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/google-talkplugin/) distorting all
> my video images - both the ones of me coming in from my camera, and the
> ones coming in from others across the Net. See
> http://www.darose.net/GoogleHangWeirdness.png for an example.
> Anyone have any idea what's going on here and/or how to fix?  This seems
> to be a recent issue - i.e., probably caused by some package upgrade
> within the past week or so.
> I'm running google-talkplugin with firefox 19.0-1.  But I
> don't think the issue is caused by the plugin itself.  (Or by firefox,
> since I see the same problem when I use Google chromium browser.)  I was
> running an older version of the plugin - which had been working fine for
> weeks - when I started experiencing the issue.  I upgraded to the latest
> version in an attempt to work around the problem, but it didn't clear it
> up.  So as I said, I don't think the plugin itself is the cause of the
> problem - since 2 different versions of the plugin are experiencing the
> issue, and the issue popped up out of the blue after things had been
> working fine for quite a while.
> Any assistance anyone might be able to lend here would be much appreciated!
> Thanks,
> DR

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