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    Default Google+ Hangouts Screenshare working on 12.1?

    So I signed up for Google+ and been experimenting with Hangouts. The video/audio seems to work fine but when I click the Screenshare button and then Share or Cancel, it (Hangouts) crashes after a few seconds. The Google+ error I get on the screen is "try calling again, or restart your browser. Reason code: 3".

    The computer that's having the problem is running 12.1. My other computer is running 11.4 and it doesn't seem to have the same problem.

    So is there anyone out there who used Screenshare successfully on 12.1, or does this affect everyone?

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    Default Re: Google+ Hangouts Screenshare working on 12.1?

    Nope, not tested it yet, but having a friend over tonight that I can test with and see both sides of the connection.

    There's a couple of things that have to be considered:
    videocards in both machines
    browser used
    desktop used + version
    output of
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
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    Default Re: Google+ Hangouts Screenshare working on 12.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Nope, not tested it yet, but having a friend over tonight that I can test with and see both sides of the connection.

    There's a couple of things that have to be considered:
    videocards in both machines
    browser used
    desktop used + version
    output of
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    My laptop is having the problem and my desktop doesn't have the problem.

    Desktop:
    openSUSE 11.4
    nvidia 8200 with proprietary driver 295.40
    Firefox 12
    KDE 4.6

    Laptop:
    openSUSE 12.1
    Intel HD 3000
    Firefox 12 & Chrome
    KDE 4.7.2

    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    1 | Kernel-Stable                 | Kernel-Stable                     | Yes     | No      |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/stable/standard/  |        
    2 | download.opensuse.org-Extra   | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Extra | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_12.1/ |        
    3 | download.opensuse.org-non-oss | Main Repository (NON-OSS)         | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.1/repo/non-oss/        |        
    4 | download.opensuse.org-oss     | Main Repository (OSS)             | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.1/repo/oss/            |        
    5 | download.opensuse.org-update  | Main Update Repository            | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.1/                           |        
    6 | google-chrome                 | google-chrome                     | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64                 |        
    7 | google-talkplugin             | google-talkplugin                 | Yes     | No      |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/rpm/stable/x86_64             |        
    8 | packman.inode.at-suse         | Packman Repository                | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Packman/suse/openSUSE_12.1/             |        
    9 | spideroak-stable              | SpiderOak Stable Distribution     | Yes     | No      |   99     | NONE   | http://apt.spideroak.com/suse11.2/stable
    Let me know how your tests go.

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    Default Re: Google+ Hangouts Screenshare working on 12.1?

    Thanks for the output, looks well. What's the spideroak repo ( I wouldn't think it's an issue, still curious, because it has 11.2 as a version ).
    Did these crashes happen too with the default kernel ?
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    Default Re: Google+ Hangouts Screenshare working on 12.1?

    Just gave it a try, same error here. And if you google for that one, there's loads of them, all leading to the same thing: screenshare.
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    Default Re: Google+ Hangouts Screenshare working on 12.1?

    Well, that sucks. I was going to use it to help my mom with some of her computer problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    What's the spideroak repo ( I wouldn't think it's an issue, still curious, because it has 11.2 as a version ).
    That repo got added automatically when I intalled the spideroak rpm from their site. I think they just never changed the url over the years.

    https://spideroak.com/download/

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    Default Re: Google+ Hangouts Screenshare working on 12.1?

    It has something to do with kde 4.7. I just tried logging into icewm and it didn't crash.

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    Default Re: Google+ Hangouts Screenshare working on 12.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by londy View Post
    It has something to do with kde 4.7. I just tried logging into icewm and it didn't crash.
    Maybe a KDE issue. I'm running KDE 4.8.4 and it has the same problem
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    Default Re: Google+ Hangouts Screenshare working on 12.1?

    I found the problem. It's oxygen-gtk.
    If I go to System Settings > Application Appearance > GTK Styles and select anything but oxygen-gtk, screenshare does not crash.

    I found the other styles to be unsightly so I did this:
    1. Add KDE UpdateApps repo
    2. Install gtk2-theme-oxygen & gtk3-theme-oxygen
    3. Then select oxygen-gtk again from the GTK Styles above

    I haven't tried it out in a real session but it no longer crashes in my tests.

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