My webcam stopped working with Zoom yesterday. The light indicating the webcam being on, is lit but I have no image.
Webcam works fine with Google Meet, and other applications, just on Zoom it doesn’t work, and this behavior started yesterday.
All ideas on how to resolve this would be very nice.
Makes sense - just that I’m not taking any classes at this point in my senior existence! If I couldn’t pass the exam at the start of the classes, I wouldn’t do better later Short term memory is REALLY short these days…
Well, looking through the paclog doesn’t reveal anything significant, nothing other than the regular updates. The only thing I did install shouldn’t affect Zoom. Installed cuda cudnn cuda-tools. I don’t think the dependancies for these should affect Zoom
Yes, that worked on monday for me, but since then, that method has stopped working.
I am not tech savvy enough to be able to narrow the problem to a specific update of a package or packages.
I have removed orphans, but I haven’t restarted yet. I want to be sure I have a full back-up of my stuff before I do that.
Unfortunately the institution I am studying at does not really rely on Linux, excep maybe Ubuntu. I personally think it is a very long shot, but it might be worth a try.
As the webcam works with other apps, I’d do this:
yay -R zoom
^^ uninstalls zoom
Then try opening a zoom link; it should throw an error message, but attempt to open the link in the browser window, And usually has a link in that saying Start in Browser.
The browser then opens the zoom window internally and asks for permission to use the Mic and Camera…and this works.
I’ve been there and done that; zoom is rubbish on Linux.