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#1 2022-09-13 19:43:50

VH
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[SOLVED] Zoom in Devuan

Hello,

Is there a zoom package in devuan?  If so, what's the package name? 

Zoom website has Debian version for it.  However, I think this package will cause serious problem if I install it on Devuan - am I correct? 

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by VH (2022-09-14 02:51:52)

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#2 2022-09-13 19:56:15

fsmithred
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Re: [SOLVED] Zoom in Devuan

Last time I tried to install zoom in devuan, they (zoom) only had packages for stretch. Those should work on ascii, however both stretch and ascii have been retired.

Go to your zoom meeting in chromium. If you get an exo-open popup window, get rid of it. Ignore all pleas to install the zoom crap and scroll down the page until you see a link in microscopic text that says something like "Join the meeting using your web browser." and do that. It works just fine.

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#3 2022-09-13 21:11:08

GlennW
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Re: [SOLVED] Zoom in Devuan

Thank you

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#4 2022-09-13 21:40:38

sgage
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Re: [SOLVED] Zoom in Devuan

GlennW wrote:

Thank you

The Zoom deb package I recently got from their website works fine for me on Chimaera.

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#5 2022-09-14 02:52:25

VH
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Re: [SOLVED] Zoom in Devuan

Thank you fsmithred and sgage.

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#6 2022-09-14 11:37:52

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Re: [SOLVED] Zoom in Devuan

Or you can install zoom as flatpak smile

https://flathub.org/apps/details/us.zoom.Zoom

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#7 2022-09-14 13:01:35

Marjorie
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Re: [SOLVED] Zoom in Devuan

I've been running Zoom via their site's Debian deb packages since at least June 2020.
Its clearly a 'portable' package (runs on any Debian 9.0+) and installs in /opt.
Download from https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting
You normally have to check for updates manually as there is no repository. Currently I'm on the latest 5.11.10 version.
Its always worked well, however recently it's become extremely slow starting up, particularly if I've not rebooted the system recently. I'm currently running Chimaera on an AMD 5600G with 16GB RAM and the 5.18.0-0.deb11.4-amd64 kernel.

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#8 2022-09-15 07:43:42

jobbautista9
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Re: [SOLVED] Zoom in Devuan

Most, if not all third-party Debian packages should work okay in Devuan. As long as the package doesn't have a dependency on systemd, you should be fine. smile Just make sure you're using the correct distribution though, like if you're running in Devuan Chimaera for example, you should use packages that say they're designed for Debian Bullseye.

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#9 2022-09-16 14:59:10

VH
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Re: [SOLVED] Zoom in Devuan

Thanks everyone.

Ogis1975, I never thought about Flatpak.  Thanks for the reminder.  smile

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#10 2022-09-21 14:22:49

Marjorie
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Re: [SOLVED] Zoom in Devuan

Marjorie wrote:

Currently I'm on the latest 5.11.10 version.
Hhowever recently it [Zoom] become extremely slow starting up, particularly if I've not rebooted the system recently. I'm currently running Chimaera on an AMD 5600G with 16GB RAM and the 5.18.0-0.deb11.4-amd64 kernel.

On my set up at least there does seem a problem with the most recent versions of Zoom.
Start-up is painfully slow, with long pauses while it repaints the screen and meanwhile doesn't respond to the keyboard.
I thought the problem was related to the most recent versions using chromium libraries to write to the screen (signal-desktop uses a similar set-up). I downgraded to an earlier version (5.11.0, downloaded in June) that uses Qt libraries. I thought initially the downgrade sorted the problem but it hasn't. And I'm also now seeing the same problem with signal-desktop.
Hibernating and reawakening (as well the previously mentioned rebooting) does, at least temporarily, restore normal service.
Both Zoom and Signal install in /opt with their own set of libraries. Signal is from the Debian/Devuan repositories.

Any suggestions for what could be causing the problem?

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#11 2022-09-21 14:28:41

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: [SOLVED] Zoom in Devuan

Marjorie wrote:

Any suggestions for what could be causing the problem?

Have you tried disabling hardware acceleration for Zoom?

Reference: https://community.zoom.com/t5/Meetings/ … /m-p/58433

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@admin: automatic URL tags are broken.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-09-21 14:29:20)

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#12 2022-09-21 14:42:05

Marjorie
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Re: [SOLVED] Zoom in Devuan

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try that.

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