Bug#949297: cheese: cannot choose device (actually two bugs - no menu, -d doesn't work)

Philipp Klaus Krause pkk at spth.de
Sun Jan 19 14:58:58 GMT 2020

Package: cheese
Version: 3.34.0-1+b1
Severity: important

I cannot change the webcam cheese uses.

There are two ways that I should be able to do so.

1) The -d / --device option. It simply doesn't work. See

2) The preferences dialog. However, at least for XFCE, there is no menu bar,
and thus no way to access the preferences dialog. See also

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 5.4.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages cheese depends on:
ii  cheese-common          3.34.0-1
ii  gnome-video-effects    0.5.0-1
ii  libc6                  2.29-7
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-0     0.30-7
ii  libcheese-gtk25        3.34.0-1+b1
ii  libcheese8             3.34.0-1+b1
ii  libclutter-1.0-0       1.26.2+dfsg-13
ii  libclutter-gtk-1.0-0   1.8.4-4
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0     2.40.0+dfsg-2
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.62.4-1
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-18  3.34.2-2
ii  libgstreamer1.0-0      1.16.2-2
ii  libgtk-3-0             3.24.13-1

Versions of packages cheese recommends:
ii  gvfs  1.42.1-3
ii  yelp  3.34.0-1

Versions of packages cheese suggests:
pn  gnome-video-effects-frei0r  <none>

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