EkigaEkiga seems to be the tool to use for audio and video calls on the Gnome desktop. Ekiga is based on a communication framework called Telepathy which enables connection by multiple clients simultaneously. What communications network should I use?
SkypeI use Skype to communicate with Windows users and also with some other Ubunutu-GNU/Linux users. Would it be possible to use other tools to communicate with them?
RecordmydesktopRecordmydesktop can be started from the command line, a flag is required to use the pulse sound server:
recordmydesktop --device pulse
Stop recording with CTRL+C.
To use the GUI, the advanced / Sound / Device setting should also be changed to "pulse". To stop a recording started from the GUI, show the Gnome bottom bar, using the windows + M key, then press on the icon that appears there.
As explained in this Fedora forum, Gnome also has an own desktop recording system which can be started and stopped with CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + R.
WebexSome colleagues would like to use Cisco Webex. This requires the Java plugin for Firefox. Based on this blog, I installed it with:
$> apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin
This will install web browser plugin based on OpenJDK 7 and IcedTea.
But there is no sound. Because Webex uses a proprietary 32 bit sound application, the only fix seems to be to install a 32 bit version of Firefox / Iceweasel.
Blog: Webex support on 64 bit Fedora Linux system explain that 32 bit version of has to be used:
"One means of successfully accessing WebEx from Fedora 12 x86_64 is to use a 32-bit version of Mozilla Firefox with Sun JRE and Adobe Flash 32-bit plugins.
Why 32-bit?Blog: Install 32 bit Firefox and Thuderbird on Debian 64 bit.
- Per the JRE download site, the 64-bit version does not have support for java applets or Java Web Start (JWS is required to run another WebEx like app named Elluminate).
- Per the WebEx System Requirements page only, 32-bit versions of Linux are supported."
Blog: 32 bit applications on 64 bits Linux Mint
This user had an issue with i386 packages and explains how to remove them from his system. How do I remove all i386 architecture packages from my Debian installation?
The Debian multi architecture page explains how to install 32 bit programs (called the i386 architecture) on a 64 bit machine.