I can see presentations, chat, screen-share, everything in webex meeting but can't make audio work, I always get:
"The Audio Device is Unaccessible Now"
Does anyone know what is happening?
I just posted an answer to this question over at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11757928
The WebEx applet uses a proprietary native module to access the sound software. It is a 32-bit .so, so it cannot be loaded by a 64-bit JVM. The usual solution seems to be to run a 32-bit browser any time you are using WebEx. As an alternative, I have patched the nspluginwrapper utility so that you can run a 32-bit Java plugin from a 64-bit browser (I've tested with Firefox, it should also work with Chrome).
Download the latest sources for nspluginwrapper from http://nspluginwrapper.org/download/
Expand the file (tar -xvzf) in a convenient location
Apply the following patch to the file npw-viewer.c:
You may need to get some additional libraries to make things work. In particular, I installed:
After getting the dependencies, its:
Then you will need a 32-bit jre. This can be downloaded from Oracle's website and installed.
Finally, locate the file
(Or wherever your Java was installed.)
Then (re) start Firefox. Type "aboutlugins" in the address bar. You should see your newly installed 32-bit Java plugin.
Try joining a WebEx meeting with sound
They propose to use another installation of a browser (e.g. swiftfox) that uses a 32-bit Java plugin.