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Old 05-07-2020, 09:51 AM   #1
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Zoom support for hyperlinks?


I've found Linux support to be poor, to put it mildly.

I have Slackware64, and reduced to the 'other Linux' stuff from their website, which gives me no instructions whatever. I also have the firefox plugin.

The thing I want to do is join a meeting clicking on an invite.
From scratching around, I find the fi9refox plugin only organizes a meeting, but cannot join one. The download is somewhat erratic.
  • /The binary zoom figures out my system, cpu, Window Manager, Graphics, and then segfaults.
  • The zoom.sh script usually starts an argument about the name of the core-dump file, then runs the 'join meeting' dialog, spewing errors as it goes. But it does the business for joining with an ID, & password. It's apparently a debug mode.
  • /opt/zoom/zoomlinux silently opens 2 dialogs. One is the 'join meeing' dialog the other confirms I want to send zoom news of this awful crash. I press "don't send" and it vanishes.
  • ZoomLauncher throws a full page of what my box is, lists the 987 OpenGL extensions my card supports, reports on an argument with some .svg
    finally gives up the 'join meeting' dialog. Mark whatever newbie programmed that down a grade for not piping all the unwanted detail to /dev/null

I just want what any sane person wants - to be able to click on a link with encrypted password and join a meeting. Linux is big into encryption/decryption. Just look at the kernel config. I can do it on an Android - why not linux?

EDIT: Finally noticed it dumps some little icon in the taskbar Weird. So I can join painlessly. Still no hyperlink.

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Old 05-08-2020, 04:22 AM   #2
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I've found Linux support to be poor, to put it mildly.

I have Slackware64, and reduced to the 'other Linux' stuff from their website, which gives me no instructions whatever. I also have the firefox plugin.

The thing I want to do is join a meeting clicking on an invite.
From scratching around, I find the fi9refox plugin only organizes a meeting, but cannot join one. The download is somewhat erratic.
  • /The binary zoom figures out my system, cpu, Window Manager, Graphics, and then segfaults.
  • The zoom.sh script usually starts an argument about the name of the core-dump file, then runs the 'join meeting' dialog, spewing errors as it goes. But it does the business for joining with an ID, & password. It's apparently a debug mode.
  • /opt/zoom/zoomlinux silently opens 2 dialogs. One is the 'join meeing' dialog the other confirms I want to send zoom news of this awful crash. I press "don't send" and it vanishes.
  • ZoomLauncher throws a full page of what my box is, lists the 987 OpenGL extensions my card supports, reports on an argument with some .svg
    finally gives up the 'join meeting' dialog. Mark whatever newbie programmed that down a grade for not piping all the unwanted detail to /dev/null

I just want what any sane person wants - to be able to click on a link with encrypted password and join a meeting. Linux is big into encryption/decryption. Just look at the kernel config. I can do it on an Android - why not linux?

EDIT: Finally noticed it dumps some little icon in the taskbar Weird. So I can join painlessly. Still no hyperlink.
It's a little disappointing to hear this as I was going to go the Zoom route (though on openSUSE Leap). Well... once the danged webcam for my desktop finally arrives. (I've gotten three "order delayed" emails so far for something I was told was "in stock" when the order was placed.) In the interim I'll be using it via Android (even though I'm not keen on loading my phone up with a lot of third-party software.)

It might be a good idea to go ahead and send the folks at Zoom the dump from the crashes/segfaults it's been experiencing. They may not have that many Linux users; any feedback they receive from us will likely be appreciated. (Do they have a bug tracker set up?)

Please keep this thread updated as you figure this out. I'm sure others will be interested in how well Zoom and Linux play together.

Good luck...
 
Old 05-08-2020, 01:09 PM   #3
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Ok. I'm actually writing their Linux documentation. I imagine QT5 is a must-have.

To get any sort of support, you must be a paying user. They prioritise complaints commercially, so I imagine linux was cobbled up elsewhere & half tested.
The download is to be untarred in /opt, as the scripts reference that. On my system:
  • /opt/zoom/zoom feels all your computer's private parts and then segfaults. It might be some graphical error. I'll post debug.
  • /opt/zoom/zoom.sh does the same with debug output
  • /opt/zoom/zoomlinux calls /opt/zoom/ZoomLauncher
  • /opt/zoom/ZoomLauncher plants a tiny icon on the taskbar, then drops to the background.
  • Clicking on the icon allows you to join a meeting if you have meeting ID & password
  • The firefox addon allows you to organize a meeting. But as you can do that from the website anyhow once you've registered, it's uneccessary.

None of the methods allow you to deal with a hyperlink, which has the meeting id in plaintext & encrypted password. I ran ldd on /opt/zoom/zoom. It's missing no libs, and uses 51 of them to segfault. ZoomLauncher only uses 7 to work. I'm thinking of passing a complaint to my brother who is a solicitor, and probably has access to his company's paid services.
 
Old 05-08-2020, 02:18 PM   #4
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The Debug Output:
Code:
ash-5.0$ /opt/zoom/zoom.sh 2 > ~/zoom.err 
cat: /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern: No such file or directory
 (yes) or (no):n  
zoom started.
Client: Breakpad is using Single Client Mode! client fd = -1
[CZPClientLogMgr::LogClientEnvironment] [MacAddr: 50:B7:C3:50:D6:B5][client: Linux][OS: Slackware 14.2 x86_64 (post 14.2 -current)][Hardware: CPU Core:2 Frenquency:2.4 G Memory size:5851MB CPU Brand:       Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz GPU Brand:][Req ID: ]
Linux Client Version is 5.0.399860.0429
QSG_RENDER_LOOP is 
XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP = XFCE;   GDMSESSION = 
Graphics Card Info:: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
Zoom package arch is 64bit, runing OS arch is x86_64
error was 0
qt.svg: link image0 hasn't been detected!
qt.svg: :/images/wechat.svg:10:6: Could not resolve property: pattern0
It appears qtsvg is a project on github. I cloned, and grabbed a release and although it's a cmake thing, the necessary CMakefile isn't there There's Cmakefilelists.txt which doesn't look like anything that could be used.Alpine has it, according to pkgs.org. Who are they? I saw some lib also. qt.svg looks like an image file but the error only makes sense if it's rendering an image. Very strange...
 
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In zoom's favour, they uploaded a slightly less worse update in June sometime.

I updated to it, just renamed the old one and untarred it, and it works. The zoom program apparently works.
I can set up meetings, join them, share a screen, or schedule stuff. Still no hyperlink support, but who cares?
 
  


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