[kde-linux] Why does webkam require printer?

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Thu Jan 14 09:54:02 UTC 2010

On Wednesday, 2010-01-13, Thomas Taylor wrote:
> I've been trying to get the builtin webcam in my Dell studio 1745 to work
> without success.  After digging around through various logs and web
>  searches, it seems that KDEs' webkam requires a printer to be set up in
>  cups.  Why?
> I don't have a printer connected to my laptop and currently no "home"
>  network. My wife and I take turns switching cables to the internet
>  (wireless will come soon I hope).
> This is the output in messages after trying to start webkam:
> *******
> laptop:/home/tom/Documents # tail /var/log/messages
> Jan 13 10:49:28 laptop kernel: [   29.371764] Slow work thread pool:
>  Starting up
> Jan 13 10:49:28 laptop kernel: [   29.371912] Slow work thread pool: Ready
> Jan 13 10:49:28 laptop kernel: [   29.371979] FS-Cache: Loaded
> Jan 13 10:49:28 laptop kernel: [   29.408690] FS-Cache: Netfs 'nfs'
>  registered for caching
> Jan 13 10:49:28 laptop sm-notify[2377]: Already notifying clients; Exiting!
> Jan 13 10:49:36 laptop kernel: [   37.238114] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
> Jan 13 10:49:46 laptop checkproc: checkproc: can not get session id for
> process 3568!
> Jan 13 10:50:02 laptop python: hp-systray[3743]: warning: No hp: or hpfax:
> devices found in any installed CUPS queue. Exiting.
> Jan 13 12:59:43 laptop su: (to root) tom on /dev/pts/1
> Jan 13 13:02:19 laptop su: (to root) tom on /dev/pts/1
> laptop:/home/tom/Documents #
> *******
> The laptop python line sometimes comes up with lp instead of hp.  This
>  happens every time I try to start webkam.

hp-systray sounds like a Hewlett Packard tool, probably  something displaying 
printer status such as ink levels in the system tray part of the panel.

Since I haven't heard about a program called "webkam" yet, where did you get 
it from?
Could it be part of a set of utilities for HP hardware?


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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