How to install and use Google Video Chat plugin in LMDE?

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How to install and use Google Video Chat plugin in LMDE?

Postby unni on Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:12 am

I want to install Google Video Chat plugin in Linux Mint Debian Edition.
I added the repository link in the repositories of Package manager and installed.
But when I try to make video call it's giving unexpected error.
I think the way I installed is wrong.
Please help.
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Re: How to install and use Google Video Chat plugin in LMDE?

Postby inktitan on Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:09 am

The way I installed it was by downloading it from Google then saving to my hard drive and opening it with gdebi. Uninstall your current version and try it that way. Let me know if it works out.
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Re: How to install and use Google Video Chat plugin in LMDE?

Postby unni on Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:56 pm

When I am trying to make video or audio call using google audio/video call plugin, I am getting the following message

"A problem occured while attempting to access your graphics hardware.
Thank you!"
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Re: How to install and use Google Video Chat plugin in LMDE?

Postby inktitan on Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:13 pm

please post your lspci and inxi -G.
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Re: How to install and use Google Video Chat plugin in LMDE?

Postby unni on Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:24 pm

asha@ashaunni-desktop ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 10)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 10)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
04:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster
asha@ashaunni-desktop ~ $ inxi -G
Graphics: Card Intel 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.7.7 Res: 1360x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer N/A GLX Version N/A
asha@ashaunni-desktop ~ $
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Re: How to install and use Google Video Chat plugin in LMDE?

Postby inktitan on Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:27 pm

So you have the hardware to support it. Have you installed the drivers for your graphics card?
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Re: How to install and use Google Video Chat plugin in LMDE?

Postby unni on Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:38 pm

I didn't installed any specific drivers for my Graphics card.
The application "Cheese" was detecting my webcam and is working fine.
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Re: How to install and use Google Video Chat plugin in LMDE?

Postby inktitan on Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:58 pm

So you can use your web cam for things other than Google talk? Can you use it on Skype? Aside from graphics errors does it report any problems with your connection not being fast enough? I have a 20Mb/s connection but sometimes the software will think it is less and wont allow video to send. You may need to install the specific drivers to get Google Talk to work but try a new install from the website. Get the .deb package and save it. Then Use gdebi to open it. Let me know
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