Version: 0.12 svn (using KDE KDE 3.5.2)
Installed from: Ubuntu Packages
I think kopete video part should be desactivated by default and available via an option.
Why? Because when i'm watching tv with tvtime (for exemple), if i launch kopete, it stop tv in tvtime :-(
I know why. I use libavdevice in MSN plugin to check if we have a webcam. To don't broadcast that we have a webcam when it's not the case.
maybe using dbus/hal to check that will fix the bug?
Me too, it's really anoying.
I don't have a webcam, tvcard, instead. But kopete "crashes" my TV sesion.
Also, since last upgrade to kde 3.5.7, often (80%), once started kopete and closed, i must rmmod "bttv and bt878" and reload again, to have access to kdetv.
*** Bug 150873 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 147726 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Tested here with TVtime and Kopete accessing a bttv PCI card, Kopete does change tvtime's current input, but neither program crashes or stops working.
The problem resides in the fact Linux's V4L2 kernel API allows multiple simultaneous access to a given device, although the 2nd and later accesses are limited. It's an expected behavior by the driver, and not a lot can be done to prevent it while we're detecting devices' capabilities, and removing proper detection would hamper a lot of other Kopete characteristics.
I aknowledge the validity of this bug, but as the practical impossibility (feasible, but impractical) of fixing it with the present linux video architecture while preserving other needed features implemented in Kopete, I'll close this bug with the LATER status, and address this issue again when the architecture allows it.