Getting it working
Here is the procedure I followed to get this working.
- Downloaded the Debian 32-bit package from google talk/chat.
- -- verify md5sum: c6d5d8f881960483f6cb9a84d955a8e9 google-talkplugin_current_i386.deb
- Downloaded the slackbuild for Slackware 13.37, as maintained by Erik Hanson.
- -- The slackbuild repackages the Debian package, and it worked without incident- including automatically building the 184.108.40.206 version without modifying the slackbuild.
- Installed the package, per the normal slackware drill
- Restarted firefox, and voila, the talk plugin with video capability is now present in a google mail window (it is on the left, with the chat the sidebar
When firefox is restarted, you should see the google-talk addin listed:
It can be tricky to find where to setup your devices, especially because the phone works as plugin within a browser. The phone is part of the "chat" component. I've seen it shown on the lefthand sidebar within two windows: google mail and google+ (when viewing "stream" content). To setup your devices, look for "options -> chat settings." You can change your device settings from that page.
By the way, I ran these tests while using a live USB version of Slackware 13.37. Let me know if you'd like my prebuilt package to apply directly to your devices.
- 19faaaa2752fda7eaf555f67b2b931bd google-talkplugin-220.127.116.11-i386-1_SBo.tgz
Update: 2011-11-27 The talk plugin has been updated to version 2.5.6. The same installation drill applies. Also, let me know if you'd like a slack package.
- fda69b2b6d1b59f080b9c5c84ae5f9cd google-talkplugin-18.104.22.168-i386-1_SBo.tgz