John Forkosh <***@panix.com> wrote:
Post by John Forkosh
I hope this helps ... Sylvain Robitaille
Yeah, very helpful, thanks. By the way, I did get the slackbuilds
zoom-linux source running without a hiccup on my desktop, with a
slack64-current downloaded on 12/25/20 and not upgraded since
(it had originally failed on the linux partition of my laptop
running slack64-current downloaded 9/1/19 and not upgraded since).
But I hadn't tried that before because my desktop doesn't have
a camera or microphone, so it's useless for zoom. And maybe it's
only running because without a camera/mike to connect to, the code
causing the crash isn't executed. I was considering buying a cheap
usb camera/mike for the desktop after seeing zoom-linux run on it,
but then re-considered after seeing it fail so miserably on my
laptop. (And the desktop has no windows partition.)
Okay, eliminated one variable: used a spare desktop partition
to install the same slackx64_15.0rc1 that's on the laptop where
zoom-linux crashes (installed using exactly the same usb stick).
And zoom-linux again runs without a hiccup on the desktop.
I even joined a test meeting from my browser, and it "successfully"
said it Tested 0/0 cameras, but announced that it couldn't find
any microphones. But nothing crashed or even reported any errors.
Indeed, there's a big, long ~/.zoom/logs/zoom_stdout_stderr.log
(36851 bytes) whose first and last few lines are...
Zoom path is: /opt/zoom-linux
Start subprocess: /opt/zoom-linux/zoom sucessfully, process pid: 30598
<<lots of intermediate stuff deleted>>
zoom exited normally, exit code is 0 .
What would have happened if there were actually a camera and microphone
connected??? I have no idea. But it's either that or some difference
between my desktop (a whitebox with an Asus mb) and my Teclast f5r laptop.
I couldn't figure out a way to "disable" the camera/mike on the laptop,
so that zoom-linux couldn't detect them, or I'd have run some further
tests and narrowed down the possibilities to one.
John Forkosh ( mailto: ***@f.com where j=john and f=forkosh )