webex in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
Webex is the a nice tool to have remote meetings and remote administration. Even though it is too much costly, we dont have other alternates that works in linux and windows.
One of the things, I enjoy a lot in office is solving the issues through the webex sessions.
It was working in my ubuntu 9.04 well. Days went. I upgraded to 9.10.
Had much issues with webex.
struggled a lot to configure it in ubuntu.
Now, ubuntu 10.04 came and had the same issues.
But, found a solution for this.
it seems that Java from Sun is not installed by default, and Ubuntu has OpenJDK & IcedTea as the default Java plugin in Firefox. AND WebEx don’t play nice with IcedTea.
sudo apt-get remove icedtea6-plugin
sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner”
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install sun-java6-jdk
sudo update-alternatives –config java
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-plugin
After doing these steps, Webex is working fine for me.
Thanks for Edward for his original post.