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I use Xubuntu actually, and I have Wine, if that helps.

I installed FacebookVideoCallSetup_v1.2.199.0.exe after going to http://www.facebook.com/videocalling by using wine like this:

wine FacebookVideoCallSetup_v1.2.199.0.exe

Is my only option to try Facebook via a browser that is running in Wine?

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Good question - the linux community is very ingenious when it comes to this sort of challenge. Give it a short while - I'm sure a solution will turn up soon. –  fossfreedom Jul 6 '11 at 18:38
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Unfortunately it seems that you can only do it that way, even when the deeper information gives a clue on which browsers you can use, it also gives null expectations about its usage under linux, as we can read in: http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=211644178877843

Which browser should I use to set up video calling? == Video calling works best with the latest versions of the following browsers:

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer

Safari

Note that video calling for Linux is not currently supported. You will need to use one of these browsers in a Mac or Windows operating system. If you’re having trouble with video calling, try upgrading or switching your browser using the links above.

Nevertheless, the sentence that reads "is not currently supported" gives a hope that they will work on such a support for linux users, so let's wait patiently for it.

Anyway, in my personal experience using internet explorer under wine, I didn't get native results as in a MS based system, so you may experience some issues when trying to use this feature.

Please inform if you succeeded, it would be really useful to know if you could have at least a communication through this system.

Thanks in advance and Good luck!

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