Cannot See Video For Google Plus Hangout on Linux

Solution

If your webcam lights up fine, you can hear everyone, but you can't see webcam streams, I have the solution for you. After installing the Google Talk plugin, run the following to add an override for your video settings.

sudo echo "O3D_OVERRIDE_RENDER_MODE=2D" >> /opt/google/talkplugin/envvars

Use sudo if necessary. Restart your browser after doing this and check to see if you can see video streams now.


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Brainfreeze

Hey there gary, found your post googling for a solution.

I have the exact same problem, I can hear people but not see them or myself, even though they can see me.

I tried your solution but got "permission denied" even with sudo.

I looked in the /opt/google/talkplugin/ direcotry and there is not a file called envvars. Any ideas?

07-21-2011


Gary

The file actually doesn't exist by default, it is created by the above command.

You seem to have an issue with your filesystem though. You may want to try logging into the root account with

sudo su

and then running the above command without sudo and seeing if that does the job. You can also create the envvars file in another directory and try moving it there.

07-22-2011


Christoph

YMMD,
your hint let myself being visible in Google Hangout on my Eee PC 1101HA, running Kubuntu.

08-26-2011


lulu73410

Yeah !!!!!!

09-11-2011


Ed

Yay, yay, yay!!!

I have been looking for weeks for a fix to this problem and your solution works!

I also could not create the file using the "sudo" command. I had to log in as root: "su -"

11-17-2011


Latrice

Son of a gun, this is so hlefupl!

12-13-2011


leofishman

Thanks a lot!

03-13-2012


samuelololol

Thanks! It works!!

08-02-2012