A VoIP client.
I ended up using Twinkle.
- 1 ekiga configuration
- 2 Building it from source
- 3 Notes
- 4 troubleshooting
- 5 2007-05-24 - 2.0.9
- 6 2006-12-18 - 2.0.2
ekiga configuration ∞
The configuration files are found in ~/.gconf/apps/ekiga
Apparently it's all abstracted away and is mystical.
~/.gconf* has some crap .. but restoring from those files won't work.
Apparently shwt like this is necessary:
gconftool-2 --dump / > gconf_dump.xml gconftool-2 --load gconf_dump.xml
aptela-compatible ekiga codecs ∞
|Name||Bandwidth (kbps)||Clock Rate (kHz)||Incoming||Voicemail|
ekiga hangs after a call if I have the preferences window open
GSM, PCMA, ...
Building it from source ∞
apt-get install gnome-doc-utils
Well.. since esound is already installed, I may as well give up now.
If you have problems with people hearing you, then on the main screen, at the bottom you can switch from 'dialpad' to 'audio' and play with the settings.
If the settings just snap back to 0, then something else has taken over the sound device. Quit whatever else you were using to test the volume or whatever, and then you should be able to use Ekiga's sound settings.
I was forced to go this route when it appeared that all other settings (e.g. via Kmix) seemed to be ignored.
Registration issues ∞
Registration failed: Forbidden
Who the hell knows how to get past this..
I once got a call and had a conversation even when it said 'registration failed'. How screwed up is that?!
I have seen two possible solutions:
- Wait, and try again later
Restart the client.
when calling: security check failed ∞
security check failed
Registered fine, but cannot make a call.
I have no clue why this is happening.
I end up restoring settings from scratch to resolve this..
when calling: remote user rejected the call ∞
remote user rejected the call
This seems to be an issue with the voip provider.
An error has happened in the configuration backend. ∞
An error has happened in the configuration backend. Maybe some of your settings won't be saved.
Gconf key error Ekiga got an invalid value for the GConf key "/apps/ekiga/general/gconf_test_age". It probably means that your GConf schemas have not been correctly installed or the that permissions are not correct. Please check the FAQ (http://www.ekiga.org/), the troubleshooting section of the GConf site (http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/) or the mailing list archives for more information (http://mail.gnome.org) about this problem.
now ekiga launches with a second window, and just hangs ∞
No solution is known. Maybe it's gconf-related.
I can hear the voicemails-exist sound but it'll never un-freeze.
Reinstalling Ekiga doesn't resolve this. Sigh.
2007-05-24 - 2.0.9 ∞
- doesn't allow spaces or dashes in the telephone numbers. Pathetic.
typing a number, and then clicking at the start/middle of the number, and typing a number with the numberpad will add the number to the right, and not where the cursor was. I have to use regular numbers to type the number where the cursor is.
2006-12-18 - 2.0.2 ∞
It took me a while to figure it out.. but in the end it started working for some mystical reason.. yay.
- This bastard program keeps answering calls because I'm typing. Stop frelling doing that!!
- The VoIP URLs which it saves into its phone book aren't generally usable and have to be edited.
- doesn't allow spaces or dashes in the telephone numbers. Pathetic. (fixed in 2.0.9)
It freezes under most conditions - like hanging up, moving or deleting a number from the address book. Perhaps this is a GNOME issue?
- 15 seconds, after every call, etc..
typing a number, and then clicking at the start/middle of the number, and typing a number with the numberpad will add the number to the right, and not where the cursor was. I have to use regular numbers to type the number where the cursor is. (fixed in 2.0.9)