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    AppArmor preventing me from using video chat

    I used to be able to use Google's talk/hangout services to video chat with my mother. Today, I couldn't. I checked /var/log/syslog to see if the USB camera was detected. This is what I saw:

    Jan 3 09:26:23 deunan kernel: [251086.531560] type=1400 audit(1357223183.407:265): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" parent=1 profile="/usr/lib/firefox/firefox{,*[^s][^h]}" name="/dev/video0" pid=16606 comm="GoogleTalkPlugi" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

    When did firefox's apparmor change to prevent it from being allowed to access /dev/video0 ? And what's the proper way to tell apparmor to permit firefox read-access to my video camera?

    For now I just shut down apparmor completely -- my mother was waiting for me -- and I'll reactivate it when we finish. I really wish not to deactivate apparmor completely every time I wish to video-chat with family.
    Last edited by Mozai; January 3rd, 2013 at 04:00 PM. Reason: because [CODE] block made a 3000px wide iframe

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