View Full Version : [ubuntu] GMail talk and video (gtalk ?)

September 6th, 2010, 03:21 AM
I'm running 9.04, and wanted to use GMail's talk and video features. Registered with Gmail, and had to install a deb called google-talkplugin_current_i386.deb , and after installation, Gmail appeared as if it was ready/ok for a chat, talk or video.

Then I noticed the .deb was not shown under Synaptic, as a 'standard' deb, so in the interests of some 3rd party software NOT running on the computer, uninstalled it.

Went looking in Synaptic, and it does have a 'gtalk'. Is that all that is required, to run talk or video under a web browser, after logging into my GMail account ?

Or, should I use Empathy ?



June 17th, 2011, 03:29 AM
I have Empathy 2.30.3 installed. It has Google Talk included as one of the protocols. Will that do ? I want to be able to talk over the internet, speaking and listening (output audio and input audio).