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halovivek
November 12th, 2008, 10:42 AM
Hi
I have installed ubuntu in my system and i am working on it. it is really good.
After i was working on ubuntu. My friends saw my system and they got installed ubuntu on there system by me. Till now the count is 4 system for past week. plan to install more atleast 10 systems. They are fed up with windows they now want to change. now they are ok with the word, excel , powerpoint and all thanks to Openoffice.
Now here the problem comes.
i could find Google talk for ubuntu.
But they are ready to use fully in ubuntu thanks to graphics and clarity of the system and speed.
the only problems is they are looking for yahoo messenger with web cam, voice support.
all are using built in web cam laptop. The same problem lies for me. I am not using webcam in my laptop. so i really dont care about that one. but they are busy in video conference and in webcam in yahoo.
so they asked me to find the yahoo alternative or yahoo for linux and to install that one. they are really crazy as the speed of opening of files in ubuntu.
My questions as below:-
1.Need a yahoo alternative or steps which supports webcam for yahoo.
2. Need a good software for voice over ip to call india.

if i get this answer most of the people will change to ubuntu. Everyone depends on me. It is easy to learn the kids than the elders in Ubuntu. they will follow what we say.

so please consider this as serious and give me the proper answer. i need to install the webcam software proper. all are using acer laptop and it has built in webcam.

Tony Flury
November 12th, 2008, 10:48 AM
A good Yahoo alternative is Kopete - which does support Web cams (so long as you get jasper as well), including inbuilt web cams (well it works on my laptop).

Not sure if Kopete does voice though, I have never used it.

sayems
November 12th, 2008, 11:44 AM
Getting Your Webcam To Work In Ubuntu
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/tip-getting-your-webcam-to-work-in-ubuntu.html

loell
November 12th, 2008, 12:00 PM
the webcam needs to be identified.

anyway, by far, there are only two alternatives for yahoo messenger with webcam support, that is kopete (multi client) which is already mentioned and gyachi (yahoo client) which sole purpose is to try copy yahoo messenger features, unfortunately both have no yahoo voice call support. because of these you will need to use a third party service to call yahoo users, gtalk2voip service, you can use it through ekiga or gizmo phone ( with less configuration)

spiderbatdad
November 12th, 2008, 12:59 PM
the webcam needs to be identified.

anyway, by far, there are only two alternatives for yahoo messenger with webcam support, that is kopete (multi client) which is already mentioned and gyachi (yahoo client) which sole purpose is to try copy yahoo messenger features, unfortunately both have no yahoo voice call support. because of these you will need to use a third party service to call yahoo users, gtalk2voip service, you can use it through ekiga or gizmo phone ( with less configuration)


+1 ekiga works to call yahoo users who accept a buddy request from gtalk.
sip:yahoo_user_name%yahoo.com@yahoo.gtalk2voip.com

_sAm_
November 12th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Empathy Instant Messenger support voice and video to Google talk and Ekiga. It supports "Jabber/XMPP, Google Talk, MSN Messenger and Apple's Bonjour/Rendezvous" for just chat.

More support will come, it was new with gnome 2.24:
http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/2.24/

halovivek
November 13th, 2008, 09:48 AM
Hi
this is the system configuration for 3 laptops.
All three are Acer computer laptops.
1. AMD 64 Bit
2. 3GB RAM
3. 120 GB hard disk
4. ATI graphics cards
5. In built crystal clear web cam

Could you please guide me more on this?
:)