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Old 08-19-2003, 03:14 PM   #1
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First Post__ Paltalk On Linux

HI THIS IS MY FRST PosT I AM VERY NEW TO LINUX I ONLY CAME TO LINUX ON A FRIENDS RECOMENDATION. i have so far learned little. I on windows used paltalk quite often, it is a voice chat service i use to stay in touch with my friends who moved to texas, i tried making paltalk work on linux through wine and made the proper DLL overrides etc-got that from franks corner website. can u please tell what i am doing wrong beacuse i cant hear or talk to any one on PALTALK. i love linux just cant get the right stuff to work on it
Old 11-06-2003, 12:49 PM   #2
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geeesh!!!, not even a reply to this?? surely theres more linux people out here that would love to use paltalk too? count me in
Old 03-03-2004, 03:25 AM   #3
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paltalk on linux

amen to that, paltalk is the only reason i still have win98 on dual boot
Old 03-12-2004, 06:47 AM   #4
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i have managed to get paltalk to run on mandrake by using wine. the platalk download was on my windows partition and i copied the program over to my linux partition. i then opened up the paltal file and clicked on paltalk.exe and opened it using the wine program. i can log on to paltalk and enter the different groups. i can view the cams but i cant see the chat text in the room all i have is a blue box there. i can hear the sound in the rooms though. Any sugestions on how to fix it would be appreciated
Old 03-27-2004, 02:49 AM   #5
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you dont need wine because teamspeak is a program as good as paltalk
it works on linux and windows
the server is free without PUBLICITY and registering
yesterday 10000 independants servers were running in the world
it is a pity this programm is not known enough
it is used mostly by gamers
and by windows users but that is changing
Old 12-11-2006, 06:14 AM   #6
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Don't worry, you are helping to spread the word, which I try to do myself. People are so stuck on one thing they don't bother to look around to see other things available.
Old 12-15-2006, 09:33 AM   #7
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Smile Found this thread this morning

Count me in on paltalk being ported to linux. Even better would be backported to k/ed/ubuntu. In theory, it should not be hard to port it, as it has Window$ frontend and linux backend.

Yahoo craps on voice with linux.

Meanwhile, I am considering the Teamspeak. It looks good, but so do so many of the programs out there.

Any input on any of this is greatly appreciated.
Old 12-21-2006, 06:58 PM   #8
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hay guys you forget gaim
Old 12-21-2006, 11:02 PM   #9
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Paltalk is okay but it's a windows program. I've had it installed with wine but couldn't see anything in the chat windows.

As some others have said, look at other alternatives, more open source or web based programs.

I forgot to mention here is a voice & video chat program that runs on Flash, I know, flash not open source yet.

I haven't tried it with voice though.

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Old 12-22-2006, 07:12 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by amao
hay guys you forget gaim
Not long ago, I found GAIM, but have ***NEVER*** gotten sound to work with it. Further, there are supposedly some updates or whatever for GAIM to work with paltalk. I have **NEVER** gotten those to work either.

I am really frustrated with all of this.

If anyone has any input on any of this, please let me know.

Thanks in advance


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