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#1 2020-09-11 22:04:37

trilobite
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Anyone installed Zoom successfully?

I tried the debian package they provide and also the tarball.  Both get "cannot execute binary file: Exec format error" when I try.


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#2 2020-09-12 05:53:39

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Re: Anyone installed Zoom successfully?

trilobite wrote:

I tried the debian package they provide and also the tarball.  Both get "cannot execute binary file: Exec format error" when I try.

The 8+ version that came this summer, works ok on Buster. I tested install on another pc just now. Went ok.

The deb-package gives error about unmet depenencies. Running "apt -f install" fix that.


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#3 2020-09-12 06:17:47

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Re: Anyone installed Zoom successfully?

Btw, I instaled deb with command dpkg. If I had installed with apt, dependecies should have been installed direct.

Can your downloads been corrupted? The error you got, is it when you install or does it install correct and the error is when you start program?


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#4 2020-09-12 22:52:55

trilobite
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Re: Anyone installed Zoom successfully?

Maybe.  I have 4 elderly machines I'm playing with right now.  It installed on the other 3 after I tried the first one.  My pattern to install on one machine and try to solve all the problems before proceeding to the next.  Your post got me to move along sooner.  The error is on starting the program.  I think I may start that machine over.  I may also put a stop watch on a Helium install. I don't think it takes more than 15 mins.


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#5 2021-02-03 15:20:44

scoobyscrub
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Re: Anyone installed Zoom successfully?

I never had any issues installing it, but when using Zoom the screen flickers intermittently for as long as I'm in a meeting and it's driving me insane. Anyone else experienced this?
Since this a different issue it might warrant a new thread, but I figure I'd try posting here first since it is Zoom related.

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#6 2021-02-04 02:25:02

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Re: Anyone installed Zoom successfully?

I was running Zoom (not on BL, archlabs) using bspwm as a windows manager.  All worked fine except when the window was small picture on top - if i maximised it to full screen, it would disappear completely although voice etc was still audible.

Solved this problem using picom as the compositor instead of compton, you might want to try it.

https://fbrs.io/picom_and_zoom

Last edited by phuturism (2021-02-04 02:27:09)

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#7 2021-02-04 06:20:24

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Re: Anyone installed Zoom successfully?

I had a few jitsi conferences on a Linux laptop, no problems at all, even though I never use compositing.


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#8 2021-02-04 07:02:04

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Re: Anyone installed Zoom successfully?

ohnonot wrote:

I had a few jitsi conferences on a Linux laptop, no problems at all, even though I never use compositing.

Unfortunately I work with corporate clients who have their own preferences - Zoom - linux client not bad apart from those problems mentioned above, MS Teams - again the client seems to work OK.   You can use a browser for either of these but I found it wasn't great.   My company uses google meet which again works fine but if I run it in Chrome gets the laptop incredibly hot.   I run it in either firefox or (gulp) microsoft-edge for linux which is chrome based but I assume has less crap in it, at least now.

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#9 2021-02-04 10:06:17

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Re: Anyone installed Zoom successfully?

My employer uses MS Teams and it works quite well on my Ubuntu-derived work-Linux. Yes, I can (still??) opt for Linux as an option to MS.

I have heard good things about jitsi but never used it.

/Martin


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#10 2021-02-04 19:30:27

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Re: Anyone installed Zoom successfully?

I did get Zoom working.  Downloaded again and it worked.

Re other video platforms, I've used and me review:

Jitsi - I like it, very simple

MS Teams - It works okay.  The calendar and time is always wrong.  Defaults for me to UTC/GMT.  No option to change it.  MS is silly.

Webex - also works. Seems similar to MS Teams.

Google Hangouts - works okay. Like Zoom. I avoid everything Google on principle.


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