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    Default Installing Google Talk on openSUSE for Firefox - A How To!!

    This worked PERFECTLY! These instructions were linked to by a Google employee on the google help forums:

    Google Voice And Video Chat Comes To Linux! ~ Web Upd8

    32 bit
    Code:
    mkdir goog; cd goog
    wget http://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-talkplugin_current_i386.deb
    ar vx google-talkplugin_current_i386.deb
    sudo tar xvzf data.tar.gz -C /
    64 bit
    Code:
    mkdir goog; cd goog
    wget http://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-talkplugin_current_amd64.deb
    ar vx google-talkplugin_current_amd64.deb
    sudo tar xvzf data.tar.gz -C /
    Then restart Firefox.

    For newbies or "non-expert" people:

    1. Open a terminal (Konsole) window.

    NOTE: Do NOT log in as root for all this!

    2. In any folder where you are fine creating and extracting the google stuff, type that first line "mkdir goog;cd goog".

    NOTE: Technically, you can create a folder of any name. The "goog" name is not required. This folder will simply house the archive.

    3. Continue typing each line in the code above, one at a time and hit return after each line

    4. The "sudo..." line will ask for the root login, this is the only time root should be used.

    After you restart firefox, in the Tools -> Addons -> Plugins tab, you'll see google talk. And yes, it should now work!

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    Default Re: Installing Google Talk on openSUSE for Firefox - A How To!!

    Hi
    Maybe you missed the thread in chat about the rpm's I've built
    Getting people like Google to produce openSUSE rpms.
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    Default Re: Installing Google Talk on openSUSE for Firefox - A How To!!

    malcolmlewis wrote:

    > Maybe you missed the thread in chat about the rpm's I've built


    apparently (if i read the OP correctly) it is not necessary to use the
    rpm? instead just run the rather simple code..

    or, did i misunderstand..

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    Default Re: Installing Google Talk on openSUSE for Firefox - A How To!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD
    malcolmlewis wrote:

    > Maybe you missed the thread in chat about the rpm's I've built


    apparently (if i read the OP correctly) it is not necessary to use the
    rpm? instead just run the rather simple code..

    or, did i misunderstand..
    Hi
    Yes, in the manual install your installing all sorts of additional (non
    openSUSE) links/folders that are unneeded, it doesn't pull in any of
    the other requires and update library info that an rpm will do

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    Default Re: Installing Google Talk on openSUSE for Firefox - A How To!!

    Oops. I did the steps for the 32bit and now FF opens, then crashes. How do I "undo" the changes? Thanks.

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