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Old 02-06-2006, 12:43 PM   #1
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Post Help on how i can fully have my Gizmo project tool which i installed work

Gizmo is a Free Phone for Your Computer
That makes calling as easy as instant messaging

I have installed gizmo on my suse 9.3 linux box with the following packages:

This installation was successfully. I opened the K start menu
Internet -Telephone & there was my Gizmo project icon, I clicked on it so as to open the gizmo project.
After that, the icon starts rotating like it's opening it up but eventually it disappears off from the task bar.

Any one out there who could be having a solution please help, especialy if you have had an experience with gizmo project.
Please those who haven't, try it & see how it works probably you could move on smoothly & share your proceeds with me.

This release tool can now be used with the following distributions;
debian, linspire,suse,windows,Mac.

Note i don't have speakers yet on my machine.

Old 02-06-2006, 01:35 PM   #2
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Never used gizmo but the first thing to do is try starting the program from the command line

Open a terminal and as your normal user type I assume gizmo see if there are any error messages

Old 02-06-2006, 01:46 PM   #3
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Also found this

On the gizmo forum, apparently it has only been tested on Suse 10.0, so this may be your problem as you are using 9.3

Old 07-17-2006, 02:46 PM   #4
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Configuring Gizmo on SUSE

compat-expat1 is an rpm you need to install for Gizmo to launch so we installed it from
Then we entered gizmo -m /dev/dsp1 -s /dev/dsp1 in the command line which successfully launched Gizmo but we still don't have sound on our Plantronics USB headset. In Skype on SUSE 10.1 changing to /dev/dsp1 gets us sound on our headset so we can make phone calls. Gizmo sound on USB headsets is apparently still unresolved as of July 17, 2006. Our solution was to get an old 2 plug headset which plugged into the microphone/speaker jacks and then we were able to make phone calls on Gizmo.

We had the unresolved USB headset sound problem on SUSE 10.1, SUSE 10.2 A2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.


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