Ever since I moved to Ubuntu, my only problem was that I couldn't use GTalk in Ubuntu.Here comes the solution -- GTalx. It works flawlessly on my Ubuntu 9.10 karmic running on Dell Inspiron 1525.
gtalX is a Linux client for gtalk, the voip application of Google. It supports voice and text-based chat. Before you download it, please read the ‘How to install' paragraph below.
Step 1: Download and install the .deb file from http://sites.google.com/site/jozsefbekes/Home/gtalx
The way to use the deb file:
sudo dpkg -i gtalx_0.0.5_i386.deb
# or if you have 64 bit Ubuntu
sudo dpkg -i gtalx_0.0.5_amd64.deb
# you will get a dependency error after the above line so you'll need to execute this next
sudo apt-get -f install
To remove this package execute:
sudo apt-get remove gtalx
Step 2: Launch GTalx from Application > Internet > Gtalx
Step 3: Login using your gmail id, Click connect on your contacts name, then click "Call"!
Thank you GTalX!
Before trying Gtalx, I have attempted the following <FAILED> ways for Voice chat using my gmail id.
1) Pidgin -- No way!
2) Empathy -- I can hear, they can't hear me. Requires configuring server, port, ssl and god knows what. Am a newbie!
3) Gtalk in WinXP running on Virtual Box -- Yes, it works! But hey, I want to bid good bye to Windows forever.
4) Gtalk using Wine: Does not work.