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Old 04-28-2020, 03:09 AM   #31
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New version 5.0.398100.0427 released. Solved my SSO login problem.
 
Old 07-14-2020, 03:11 AM   #32
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I apologize if my question is inappropriate for this thread - I have not visited here for a very long time - but the title asks for advice re Zoom and that is what I am hoping for. I could start a new thraed if that would be best.

I would like to use Slackware (or similar) on 32bit hardware, and install/use Zoom if possible. I do not currently have Linux running so would like to be able to use a Live CD if such a thing is still possible. I think Knoppix and Elive were the last versions of Linux I booted from Live CD.

Has anyone used Zoom successfully on 32bit hardware? Or am I dreaming? It seems to be available on the Zoom website but I am well out of touch with how to set up a computer to run modern programs.

I have to do this to stay in touch with my wife who uses Zoom in an education environment using modern hardware which will be 64bit so I need compatibility with that.

I hope to be able to use one of my old laptops that are pre-UEFI. Just bios. I do not want to compromise my Windows laptop in any way.

Thanks in advance for any pointers.
 
Old 07-14-2020, 03:29 AM   #33
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My suggestion is that you try out AlienBob's Slackware Live/LiveSlak: https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/sla...-live-edition/
You'll find fairly recent isos (less than a month old) here: http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/latest/

I suggest that you install the iso to a usb stick using the iso2usb command (see section "Persistence" in the first link I mentioned) and then build and install zoom using the slackbuild script ( https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...rch=zoom-linux ) after which you should be good to go.

It has worked great for me on a 64 bit install, and I can see no reason at all why it shouldn't work on 32 bit as well.

You can also try zoom's web client connecting with firefox (already in slackware) or install AlienBob's chromium package if you prefer that.

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Old 07-14-2020, 03:33 AM   #34
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Looking at Zoom's download page, it has 32 bit and there is a slackbuilds if you're running Slackware http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14...rk/zoom-linux/
Also, if you're not going to install the OS and run a live-distro why not just run Zoom out of the web browser?
 
Old 07-14-2020, 03:42 AM   #35
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Thank you both for the quick replies. Getting back up to speed will take me some time so you have given me some good tips to research and try.

Why not use Zoom in the browser? Good question - I did not know that was possible.

I don't like taking any risks online so that is why I want nothing but Linux on an old laptop as a base for Zoom. That way there is no portal for malware (especially if I am running without persistence). If it is as simple as booting a LiveCD and using a browser plugin then that is great news.

As problems arise I will post back. Thank you both.
 
  


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