||05-24-2013 12:29 AM
Video chat in slackware - recommendations?
I am going on a trip for work and it will be the first extended period of time away from the wife and young kids. I want to find an easy reliable method of video chat to keep in touch. There seem to be a lot of choices out there (see for instance the link below) but it's not clear which would work better/best on a slackware linux system. I have slackware 14.0 running on a netbook at home which I envisage the family will use for this while I have slackware 14.0 on my work machine, an ultrabook.
Installing the google talk plugin (using rpm2tgz as root creates a working slackware package out of the rpm package google provides) gets it up and running well on the home WLAN but some colleagues say it isn't so good ``in the field'', whatever that might actually mean.
I am wondering if any of the options out there is a smarter choice for a standard slackware full install setup. I don't use the KDE Desktop, rather xfce (although I use several KDE utilities like k3b, okular and kile) -- maybe there is a tool in the standard install that works well? Otherwise, have any slackers found any other options (e.g. at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fed-up-...-alternatives/
) work very well -- or very badly -- on a slackware linux system in particular?
I couldn't find any similar threads that address this.
I am pretty busy at the moment and so don't have a lot of time experimenting, hence my appeal to you all.