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The other day I was trying to have a online hangout and logged into Google+ and when I clicked on start a hangout it prompted me to select if my OS was 32 bit or 64 bit to download a plugin for Ubuntu.

I clicked on 64 bit (I found out that my kernel is 64 bit by using the code uname -m in the terminal and the output was x86_64).

The download was done and I was redirected to the software center application where I had to install a google-plugin. When I clicked on it an error pops up saying installation or deletion of software failed.

Do we need to install the plugin also for the hangout?

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Yes you need to install google video chat plugin. Just download it from google website and install it with sudo dpkg -i PATH/TO/DOWNLOADED_PACKAGE.DEB from terminal or You can use package like gdebi as well. This plugin will install google talk plugin repository and give you upgrades from update manager as well.

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