My laptop is a COMPAL NBLB5 and whenever i try to use any program that uses the webcam the entire OS freezes, nothing i can do but shutdown and reboot. Current OS is Fedora 17, latest kernel 3.3.7. I've seen this reported in a beta version of fedora 17 and it sad solved by an update. I can confirm that the issue is not solved, i don't use my webcam often but even if i try to configure Kopete my entire system crashes (not clicking the webcam tab) but as soon as i hit preferences my OS is done. Please help
---------- Post added at 07:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:27 PM ----------
if some1 could at least help me to deactivate the webcam, so i can at least use the rest of the system. thanks
---------- Post added 5th June 2012 at 12:05 AM ---------- Previous post was 4th June 2012 at 07:13 PM ----------
So, camera use just destroys the os, kopete (simple chat) preferences kills os, movie players puts the pc to sleep and there is no way of getting back (i mean i have sound but screen is black) and A LOT of different other bugs on KDE version of F17. KTorrent just killd my pc i couldn't do anything while downloading, almost 400mb of RAMM went to Amarock (wtf?!?!?!) and so on. I wouldn't reccoment KDE version of F17 to my worst enemy. On the other hand i just installed the gnome version, where everything just works...well...almost everything...let's just say that 99% works
. My laptop has an i3, ati 5650m and 4gb of ramm, for all of you out there who wanna give fedora a try, just choose the gnome shell version.