Colleagues would like to communicate in a videoconference using Cisco Webex. This requires the Java plugin for Firefox/Iceweasel. Based on this blog, I installed the web browser plugin based on OpenJDK 7 and IcedTea:
apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin
I have access to the webex audio menu, but there is no sound. Webex uses a proprietary 32 bit sound application, according to this page concerning Fedora the only fix to the sound issue seems to install a 32 bit version of Firefox / Iceweasel and of the java plugin.
dpkg --add-architecture i386
I removed the 64 bit version of the java plugin (to avoid the error
trying to overwrite shared '/usr/bin/policyeditor', which is different from other instances of package icedtea-netx:i386)
apt-get remove icedtea-7-plugin
Then I installed 32 bit version of packages:
apt-get install iceweasel:i386 apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin:i386 apt-get install binutils:i386 # required for flashplugin apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree:i386 apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound:i386
I tried installing a few other 32 bit packages without success.Fedora user negativo17 suggests installing Mesa’s libEG due to 2014 Mesa updates. I though It might help to install
xserver-xorg-core for the 32 bit architecture. Somehow one of these steps broke the x-server:
apt-get install libegl1-mesa:i386 # suggested by Fedora user apt-get install libepoxy0:i386 # for xorg apt-get install xserver-xorg-core:i386 # because libegl1 reverse depends on it and I guessed the window system should also be in 32 bit for the above to work.
Now that iceweasel and the java plugin icedtea are installed in 32 bit. The Java webex interface starts but sound is still not working and I don't have access to the webex audio menu. Screen sharing is also not available.
Fedora user negativo17 suggests installing packages for the i386 architecture. What architecture is recommended, should it be i386 or i686?