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When i launch Cheese, nothing launches nor the green light on may laptop webcam glows. I typed cheese in terminal and i got

cheese:2293): Gdk-WARNING **: The program 'cheese' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)'.
  (Details: serial 144 error_code 1 request_code 136 minor_code 19)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
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closed as too localized by nitstorm, jrg Feb 27 '12 at 12:08

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What version of Ubuntu are you using? Do you have the RGBA library installed? Also, do you have all updates applied? –  RolandiXor Nov 18 '11 at 3:42
You should include more details of your system and operative system like version of Ubuntu for example as it is not the same running a graphical application under Gnome or KDE. And other details like the architecture. Please run: "uname -a" (without quotes). In my case: Linux alvaro-kubuntu 3.0.0-13-generic #22-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 2 13:27:26 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Which means (among other things) that I am running Kubuntu 11.10 under a computer with the architecture x86_64. I also have a very similar error: (cheese:28176): Gdk-WARNING **: The program 'cheese' received an X Wind –  Álvaro Nov 21 '11 at 13:13
Did your cam work with another program? Which manufactor/model? Which laptop model? –  user unknown Nov 21 '11 at 13:40
This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, could you perhaps add more detail to your question? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Thanks! –  nitstorm Feb 26 '12 at 17:15

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