webex is not working in Ubuntu 14.04. Do i need to install 32bit java and fire fox to get this worked? Is there any option in 64 bit itself
Finally It resolved for me
Install Oracle Java to solve this issue
Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open a terminal window. When it opens, copy and paste the command below and hit enter. Input your user password when prompts and it will add the PPA repository into your system.
After that, update package lists via:
To install Oracle Java 8, run:
Change the number 8 to 6 (or 7) in the code to install Java 6 (or 7).
While installation, you’ll be asked to agree the license and then the installer start downloading Java file from oracle website and install it on your system.
To set the default Java, run:
Also change number 8 to the Java version you want.
For those who desktop sharing is not working in Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit
Assuming that a 64bit system is used (the most common scenario nowadays), there are two approaches to make WebEx work in Ubuntu 14.04LTS:
While #1 is preferable because of automatic security updates and less clutter, I only got #2 to work properly. Hence I document both approaches, hoping that somebody will fix my mistake with approach #1.
1. Native Approach (did not work for me)
ldd $HOME/.webex/????/*.so > $HOME/check.txt grep "not found" $HOME/check.txt | sort | uniq
sudo apt-get install apt-file sudo apt-file update apt-file search
sudo apt-get install -y libasound2:i386
2. Self-contained manually installed 32bit Firefox/Java
Critically Important: You are going to install manually software that is guaranteed to have not yet known vulnerabilities. You will have to keep it up to date yourself.
To do so, open a terminal and enter the following commands. Note that the name of the downloads are correct as of May 13, 2015 and are likely to change very soon.
cd mkdir webex cd webex wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/38.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-38.0.tar.bz2 wget -O java.tar.gz http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=106238 tar -C . -zxf java.tar.gz tar -C . -jxf firefox-38.0.tar.bz2 mkdir firefox/browser/plugins ln -s ~/webex/jre1.8.0_45/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so ~/webex/firefox/browser/plugins/libnpjp2.so nano ~/webex/webex.sh chmod u+x ~/webex/webex.sh sudo nano /usr/share/applications/webex.desktop sudo update-desktop-database
#!/bin/bash export ENV_HOME_32=~/webex export JAVA_HOME=$ENV_HOME_32/jre1.8.0_45 export FIREFOX_HOME=$ENV_HOME_32/firefox export PATH=$FIREFOX_HOME:$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH firefox --no-remote -P WebEx
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false StartupNotify=true Icon=/home/yuv/webex/webex.jpg Name=WebEx Comment=32 Bit firefox for WebEx Exec=/home/yuv/webex/webex.sh Categories=Application;Productivity;Collaboration
I had this problem in both Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04
The issue seems to be a security problem with Java (have a look at this question Cannot start Webex session. Java permission issue?)
The solution on that thread worked for me :)
1) Open Java Web Start 2) On the Security Tab add your Webex server (https://XXXXX.webex.com) to the Exception Site List
Here is the Webex - Linux official support(but even with that not will work properly :-S) * It's a really shame that Cisco Webex still not working properly on Linux.
For me, the issue didn't work until I installed 32 bit Java stuff per the guidance at http://laviefrugale.blogspot.com/2013/10/using-webex-desktop-sharing-on-ubuntu.html
Open a terminal, and run the following commands:
Then, using WebEx in Firefox just worked.
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