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WebEx performance
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Michael F. Stemper
2020-10-29 20:18:37 UTC
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An organization to which I belong has been having its meetings via
WebEx since mid-summer.

When this started, the other members said "Mike, you'll need to use
something other than Linux, because WebEx has really poor WebEx
support." There are two other Linux users; one of whom also has a
Windows machine that he uses for these meetings, the other of whom
uses a Windows VM.

I have indeed experienced serious problems. After a half hour or
forty-five minutes, my CPU utilization (as reported by top) will
climb to 150%, then 180%, and then my browswer window will hang
up. I eventually am able to close that window and rejoin the
meeting, only to have the same issue crop up again after ten or
fifteen minutes. (Memory usage seems not to be a problem.)

Since multiple folks were predicting this, I assumed that it was a
common problem. But I've spent some quality time searching for
"WebEx performance problems on Ubuntu" (and related strings)
without any relevant information appearing.

Are people around here doing WebEx on Ubuntu without issues, or have
others found this to be problematic? If it's widespread, I would
have thought that there'd be searchable discussion of the issue.

I'm running FF 82.0 over 16.04 LTS. From the paucity of information
that I uncovered, I learned that the H.264 codec is useful/needed.
I have it. Any other ideas?

It's possible that my hardware isn't up to snuff, but I don't know
enough about hardware to know what to look for.

If I can fix this by putting another (or different) card into one
of my laptops, that'd be fine. Or, if I need to get a new laptop,
I'm fine with that as well. As long as I know how to spec one out
so that this is no longer an issue.

If it would help, I could post lshw output, but this post is kind
of long already.

My profound thanks for any help that you can give.
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Mike Easter
2020-10-29 20:37:21 UTC
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If it would help, I could post lshw output, but this post is kind
of long already.
I like to use inxi for hw info; it is in your repo/s if it isn't
installed by default. It is a script w/ myriad functions. For this
situation, I would want to know extra info about your cpu & gfx + ram.

inxi -mfGxxx

The x/s are for 'extra', the m is memory, the f is for the flags on the
cpu which is also triggered by the f and G is your gfx. You can also
take a look at other things inxi can do w/ inxi -h.
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Mike Easter
2020-10-29 20:44:34 UTC
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it is in your repo/s
Ub universe repo.
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Michael F. Stemper
2020-10-29 20:44:29 UTC
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inxi -mfGxxx
Here it comes. Mind the wrap, which I can't keep t-bird from doing:

^[[1;34mCPU: ^[[0;37m ^[[1;34mDual core^[[0;37m Intel Core i5 M 540
(-HT-MCP-)^[[0;37m ^[[1;34mcache:^[[0;37m 3072 KB^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m ^[[1;34mbmips:^[[0;37m 10108^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m ^[[1;34mclock speeds:^[[0;37m
^[[1;34mmin/max:^[[0;37m 1199/2534 MHz ^[[1;34m1:^[[0;37m 1199 MHz
^[[1;34m2:^[[0;37m 1199 MHz^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m ^[[1;34m3:^[[0;37m 1333 MHz
^[[1;34m4:^[[0;37m 1466 MHz^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m ^[[1;34mCPU Flags:^[[0;37m acpi aes
aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon bts clflush^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m cmov constant_tsc cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64
dtherm dts ept est^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m flexpriority flush_l1d fpu fxsr ht ibpb ibrs
ida kaiser lahf_lm lm^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m mca mce mmx monitor msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl
nx pae pat pbe pcid^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pni popcnt pse pse36
rdtscp rep_good sep^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m smx ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
stibp syscall tm tm2^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m tpr_shadow tsc vme vmx vnmi vpid xtopology
xtpr^[[0;37m
^[[1;34mMemory: ^[[0;37m ^[[0;37mNo dmidecode memory data: try newer
kernel.^[[0;37m
^[[1;34mGraphics: ^[[0;37m ^[[1;34mCard:^[[0;37m Intel Core Processor
Integrated Graphics Controller^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m ^[[1;34mbus-ID:^[[0;37m 00:02.0
^[[1;34mchip-ID:^[[0;37m 8086:0046^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m ^[[1;34mDisplay Server:^[[0;37m X.Org 1.18.4
^[[1;34mdrivers:^[[0;37m intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m ^[[1;34mResolution:^[[0;37m
***@60.07hz^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m ^[[1;34mGLX Renderer:^[[0;37m Mesa DRI Intel
Ironlake Mobile^[[0;37m
^[[1;34m ^[[0;37m ^[[1;34mGLX Version:^[[0;37m 2.1 Mesa 18.0.5
^[[1;34mDirect Rendering:^[[0;37m Yes^[[0;37m
^[[0m
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Mike Easter
2020-10-29 20:50:00 UTC
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Here it comes.
I wonder where that extra content came from. Here's mine.

$ inxi -mfGxxx
Memory:
RAM: total: 7.30 GiB used: 2.41 GiB (33.1%)
RAM Report:
permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
CPU:
Topology: Dual Core model: AMD Athlon II X2 B24 bits: 64 type: MCP
arch: K10 rev: 2 L2 cache: 2048 KiB bogomips: 11969
Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/3000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800
Flags: 3dnow 3dnowext 3dnowprefetch abm apic clflush cmov cmp_legacy
constant_tsc cpuid cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de extapic extd_apicid fpu fxsr
fxsr_opt ht hw_pstate ibs lahf_lm lbrv lm mca mce misalignsse mmx mmxext
monitor msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl npt nrip_save nx osvw pae pat pdpe1gb
pge pni popcnt pse pse36 rdtscp rep_good sep skinit sse sse2 sse4a svm
svm_lock syscall tsc vme vmmcall wdt
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD RS880 [Radeon HD 4200] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 01:05.0 chip ID: 1002:9710
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: ati,radeon
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa tty: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: AMD RS880 (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.0.0-32-generic LLVM 8.0.0)
v: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.8 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes
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Mike Easter
2020-10-29 21:04:11 UTC
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I wonder where that extra content came from.  Here's mine.
Yours:

CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5 M 540 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
bmips: 10108
clock speeds: min/max: 1199/2534 MHz 1: 1199 MHz 2:
1199 MHz
3: 1333 MHz 4: 1466 MHz
CPU Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon
bts clflush
cmov constant_tsc cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts ept
est
flexpriority flush_l1d fpu fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida kaiser
lahf_lm lm
mca mce mmx monitor msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat
pbe pcid
pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pni popcnt pse pse36 rdtscp
rep_good sep
smx ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2
tpr_shadow tsc vme vmx vnmi vpid xtopology xtpr
Memory: No dmidecode memory data: try newer kernel.
Graphics: Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0046
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded:
fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: ***@60.07hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile
GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
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Michael F. Stemper
2020-10-29 21:35:04 UTC
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Post by Michael F. Stemper
Here it comes.
I wonder where that extra content came from.
It appears that it came from redirecting to a file for
inclusion in the post.
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Psalm 82:1-4
Mike Easter
2020-10-29 21:42:21 UTC
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No dmidecode memory data
See if sudo inxi -m will give you the memory.
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Michael F. Stemper
2020-10-29 21:46:24 UTC
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Post by Michael F. Stemper
No dmidecode memory data
See if sudo inxi -m will give you the memory.
Memory: Array-1 capacity: 8 GB devices: 2 EC: None
Device-1: DIMM_A size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
Device-2: DIMM_B size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
Device-3: N/A size: N/A speed: N/A type: N/A
Device-4: N/A size: N/A speed: N/A type: N/A
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Isaiah 10:1-2
Mike Easter
2020-10-29 21:53:30 UTC
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           Device-1: DIMM_A size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
           Device-2: DIMM_B size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
java -version
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Mike Easter
2020-10-29 22:12:38 UTC
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            Device-1: DIMM_A size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
            Device-2: DIMM_B size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
java -version
Some people believe that Oracle's Java is 'better' (by some metric I
don't know) than the usual openjdk which 'comes w/' most Ub distro/s.

http://lxlinux.com/indexold.html#7 7. Installing Oracle-Java
Post by Mike Easter
Oracle-Java (sometimes refered to as Sun-Java), probably the best available java, installs easily in Linux and is free to at least home users.
https://support.webex.com/webex/v1.1/support/en_US/rn/system_rn.htm
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Linux support
Sun Java 1.5
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Michael F. Stemper
2020-10-30 12:54:55 UTC
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            Device-1: DIMM_A size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
            Device-2: DIMM_B size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
java -version
***@parvicursor$ which java
***@parvicursor$
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Paul
2020-10-30 14:34:58 UTC
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Device-1: DIMM_A size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
Device-2: DIMM_B size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
java -version
"javaws" ? (AKA JAVA Web Start)

The other kind of Java is JRE (Java Runtime Environment)
for running .jar files from the command line. That's
more likely to be "java" as an executable, but you can look.
You could try "locate java" if you've run a sudo updatedb
recently.

Find the Java package(s) in Synaptic, do Properties and
see what files are listed in there.

I think WEBEX is javaws.

Cisco apparently offers some webrtc version of WEBEX,
but it must be for customers to find, as I wasn't
offered any downloads. That might avoid the
morass of Java related stuff. Who knows, maybe
it doesn't even leak memory or need a garbage
collector. This might be installed into Chrome
or maybe installed from some sort of Chrome app store.
The trail ran cold before I could find it.

Paul
Mike Easter
2020-10-30 16:39:03 UTC
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java -version
Since WebEx support says that you should have Sun Java 1.5, I think you
should install the Oracle Java such as according to Doug Willett at lxlinux.

Mine (in Mint 19.3) is openjdk

$ java -version
openjdk version "11.0.4" 2019-07-16
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 11.0.4+11-post-Ubuntu-1ubuntu218.04.3)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 11.0.4+11-post-Ubuntu-1ubuntu218.04.3,
mixed mode, sharing)
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https://support.webex.com/webex/v1.1/support/en_US/rn/system_rn.htm
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Linux support
Sun Java 1.5
http://lxlinux.com/indexold.html#7 7. Installing Oracle-Java
That article describes getting the tar.gz and extracting and installing
it. At Oracle, the current jre is jre-8u271-linux-x64.tar.gz
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Mike Easter
2020-10-30 16:56:55 UTC
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That article describes getting the tar.gz and extracting and installing
it.  At Oracle, the current jre is  jre-8u271-linux-x64.tar.gz
This article might be more recent

https://docs.datastax.com/en/jdk-install/doc/jdk-install/installOracleJdkDeb.html
Installing Oracle JRE or JDK 8 on Debian or Ubuntu Systems
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Michael F. Stemper
2020-11-02 16:29:38 UTC
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That article describes getting the tar.gz and extracting and
installing it.  At Oracle, the current jre is  jre-8u271-linux-x64.tar.gz
This article might be more recent
https://docs.datastax.com/en/jdk-install/doc/jdk-install/installOracleJdkDeb.html
 Installing Oracle JRE or JDK 8 on Debian or Ubuntu Systems
I got as far as step 6:

$ sudo update-alternatives --set java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_271/bin/java
update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for java
$

Now what?
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Mike Easter
2020-11-02 16:42:31 UTC
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That article describes getting the tar.gz and extracting and
installing it.  At Oracle, the current jre is
jre-8u271-linux-x64.tar.gz
This article might be more recent
https://docs.datastax.com/en/jdk-install/doc/jdk-install/installOracleJdkDeb.html
  Installing Oracle JRE or JDK 8 on Debian or Ubuntu Systems
$ sudo update-alternatives --set java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_271/bin/java
update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for java
$
Now what?
Now what do you get w/

java -version
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Michael F. Stemper
2020-11-02 19:21:52 UTC
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https://docs.datastax.com/en/jdk-install/doc/jdk-install/installOracleJdkDeb.html
  Installing Oracle JRE or JDK 8 on Debian or Ubuntu Systems
$ sudo update-alternatives --set java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_271/bin/java
update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for java
$
Now what?
Now what do you get w/
java -version
$ java -version
The program 'java' can be found in the following packages:
* default-jre
* gcj-5-jre-headless
* openjdk-8-jre-headless
* gcj-4.8-jre-headless
* gcj-4.9-jre-headless
* openjdk-9-jre-headless
Try: sudo apt install <selected package>
$
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Michael F. Stemper
2020-11-02 19:36:20 UTC
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https://docs.datastax.com/en/jdk-install/doc/jdk-install/installOracleJdkDeb.html
  Installing Oracle JRE or JDK 8 on Debian or Ubuntu Systems
My bad! I somehow missed step 5. Now that I've done step 5 twice and
step 6 once, I get:

$ java -version
java version "1.8.0_271"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_271-b09)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.271-b09, mixed mode)
$
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Mike Easter
2020-11-02 21:00:08 UTC
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My bad! I somehow missed step 5. Now that I've done step 5 twice and
$ java -version
java version "1.8.0_271"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_271-b09)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.271-b09, mixed mode)
$
Goodjob. That meets the webex recommended requirement:


https://support.webex.com/webex/v1.1/support/en_US/rn/system_rn.htm
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Linux support Sun Java 1.5
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My bad! I somehow missed step 5. Now that I've done step 5 twice and
$ java -version
java version "1.8.0_271"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_271-b09)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.271-b09, mixed mode)
$
Does this mean that my next WebEx meeting will go smoothly?
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https://support.webex.com/webex/v1.1/support/en_US/rn/system_rn.htm
Post by Michael F. Stemper
Linux support Sun Java 1.5
Interesting. They only claim Linux support with FF. I just had a meeting
where I tried using Chrome instead of FF, and it went better than with
FF, although it still had glitches.
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Mike Easter
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$ java -version
java version "1.8.0_271"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_271-b09)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.271-b09, mixed mode)
$
Does this mean that my next WebEx meeting will go smoothly?
I have no experience w/ webex; I was just making suggestions here based
on what their site said, and other opinions favoring Oracle's Java.
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https://support.webex.com/webex/v1.1/support/en_US/rn/system_rn.htm
Post by Mike Easter
Linux support Sun Java 1.5
Interesting. They only claim Linux support with FF. I just had a meeting
where I tried using Chrome instead of FF, and it went better than with
FF, although it still had glitches.
Paul's input about webRTC browser plugin is interesting.
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Gordon
2020-10-30 02:20:05 UTC
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No dmidecode memory data
See if sudo inxi -m will give you the memory.
Memory: Array-1 capacity: 8 GB devices: 2 EC: None
Device-1: DIMM_A size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
Device-2: DIMM_B size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
Device-3: N/A size: N/A speed: N/A type: N/A
Device-4: N/A size: N/A speed: N/A type: N/A
A quick thought

4GB of RAM is not alot these days espically when you are transcoding on the
fly.

The fact that you can start off okay and then its all down hill there until
the lockup would suggest that the hardware is not quite up to it.
Michael F. Stemper
2020-10-30 12:53:59 UTC
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No dmidecode memory data
See if sudo inxi -m will give you the memory.
Memory: Array-1 capacity: 8 GB devices: 2 EC: None
Device-1: DIMM_A size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
Device-2: DIMM_B size: 2 GB speed: 1067 MHz type: DDR3
Device-3: N/A size: N/A speed: N/A type: N/A
Device-4: N/A size: N/A speed: N/A type: N/A
A quick thought
4GB of RAM is not alot these days espically when you are transcoding on the
fly.
The fact that you can start off okay and then its all down hill there until
the lockup would suggest that the hardware is not quite up to it.
That was my initial thought. However, top only shows memory usage of 10%
or so.

Have you successfully used WebEx on Ubuntu? Has anyone here done so? I'm
still confused about this. Folks here were saying that it wouldn't work,
and that was my experience; however I can't find anything on line about
performance issues with WebEx on Ubuntu.
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Gordon
2020-10-30 02:35:24 UTC
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An organization to which I belong has been having its meetings via
WebEx since mid-summer.
When this started, the other members said "Mike, you'll need to use
something other than Linux, because WebEx has really poor WebEx
support." There are two other Linux users; one of whom also has a
Windows machine that he uses for these meetings, the other of whom
uses a Windows VM.
I have indeed experienced serious problems. After a half hour or
forty-five minutes, my CPU utilization (as reported by top) will
climb to 150%, then 180%, and then my browswer window will hang
up. I eventually am able to close that window and rejoin the
meeting, only to have the same issue crop up again after ten or
fifteen minutes. (Memory usage seems not to be a problem.)
Since multiple folks were predicting this, I assumed that it was a
common problem. But I've spent some quality time searching for
"WebEx performance problems on Ubuntu" (and related strings)
without any relevant information appearing.
Are people around here doing WebEx on Ubuntu without issues, or have
others found this to be problematic? If it's widespread, I would
have thought that there'd be searchable discussion of the issue.
I'm running FF 82.0 over 16.04 LTS. From the paucity of information
that I uncovered, I learned that the H.264 codec is useful/needed.
I have it. Any other ideas?
https://help.webex.com/en-us/WBX9000032830/Video-Receiving-Issues-on-Firefox-for-Linux

This page suggests you need the Ciso supplied H.264. Trust you have it, just
to remove one variable.
Michael F. Stemper
2020-11-02 20:17:19 UTC
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Post by Michael F. Stemper
An organization to which I belong has been having its meetings via
WebEx since mid-summer.
Are people around here doing WebEx on Ubuntu without issues, or have
others found this to be problematic? If it's widespread, I would
have thought that there'd be searchable discussion of the issue.
I'm running FF 82.0 over 16.04 LTS. From the paucity of information
that I uncovered, I learned that the H.264 codec is useful/needed.
I have it. Any other ideas?
https://help.webex.com/en-us/WBX9000032830/Video-Receiving-Issues-on-Firefox-for-Linux
This page suggests you need the Ciso supplied H.264. Trust you have it, just
to remove one variable.
I have checked, and my H.264 codec is indeed provided by Cisco.
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Paul
2020-11-02 21:22:59 UTC
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Post by Michael F. Stemper
An organization to which I belong has been having its meetings via
WebEx since mid-summer.
Are people around here doing WebEx on Ubuntu without issues, or have
others found this to be problematic? If it's widespread, I would
have thought that there'd be searchable discussion of the issue.
I'm running FF 82.0 over 16.04 LTS. From the paucity of information
that I uncovered, I learned that the H.264 codec is useful/needed.
I have it. Any other ideas?
https://help.webex.com/en-us/WBX9000032830/Video-Receiving-Issues-on-Firefox-for-Linux
This page suggests you need the Ciso supplied H.264. Trust you have it, just
to remove one variable.
I have checked, and my H.264 codec is indeed provided by Cisco.
And that codec is only for WebRTC. It is not a licensed general purpose
CODEC. This is how Cisco hopes to avoid a large bill for licensing
fees, by "making the usage so obscure", the solution is never used
for most users. Ciscos plan though, was scuttled a bit
by COVID-19 and the "video conference generation". Some manager
at Cisco is likely regretting having done that now. WebRTC is
being used more and more for conferences.

If you're a webex customer and someone in your organization
is paying for this stuff, there is apparently a browser plugin
which doesn't use Java, and uses WebRTC in the browser. I have
some conferences I've joined, where Firefox and WebRTC solved
the hardware side of things, and it worked just fine. Maybe
if you can locate that Webex option, it might be better than
using a sluggish Java thing. I could see mention of it,
but I was unable to locate a download for it. I figured
maybe it's on a website a Webex administrator might visit
or something. Since it's a browser plugin, that's supposed
to help with the crossplatform problem. Java is also a
write once, use anywhere solution, but I find it a bit
sluggish in practice.

Paul
Michael F. Stemper
2020-11-10 18:17:14 UTC
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An organization to which I belong has been having its meetings via
WebEx since mid-summer.
When this started, the other members said "Mike, you'll need to use
something other than Linux, because WebEx has really poor WebEx
support." There are two other Linux users; one of whom also has a
Windows machine that he uses for these meetings, the other of whom
uses a Windows VM.
Are people around here doing WebEx on Ubuntu without issues, or have
others found this to be problematic? If it's widespread, I would
have thought that there'd be searchable discussion of the issue.
Mike Easter did a fantastic job of leading me through an analysis of my
system. But, I'd still like to know if anybody here has actually used
WebEx on Linux without issues.
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Michael F. Stemper
Nostalgia just ain't what it used to be.
red floyd
2020-11-10 19:51:17 UTC
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Post by Michael F. Stemper
An organization to which I belong has been having its meetings via
WebEx since mid-summer.
When this started, the other members said "Mike, you'll need to use
something other than Linux, because WebEx has really poor WebEx
support." There are two other Linux users; one of whom also has a
Windows machine that he uses for these meetings, the other of whom
uses a Windows VM.
Are people around here doing WebEx on Ubuntu without issues, or have
others found this to be problematic? If it's widespread, I would
have thought that there'd be searchable discussion of the issue.
Mike Easter did a fantastic job of leading me through an analysis of my
system. But, I'd still like to know if anybody here has actually used
WebEx on Linux without issues.
Dell XPS-13, running Kubuntu. I have used WebEx with no issues.
Michael F. Stemper
2020-11-11 18:57:32 UTC
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Post by Michael F. Stemper
An organization to which I belong has been having its meetings via
WebEx since mid-summer.
When this started, the other members said "Mike, you'll need to use
something other than Linux, because WebEx has really poor WebEx
support." There are two other Linux users; one of whom also has a
Windows machine that he uses for these meetings, the other of whom
uses a Windows VM.
Are people around here doing WebEx on Ubuntu without issues, or have
others found this to be problematic? If it's widespread, I would
have thought that there'd be searchable discussion of the issue.
Mike Easter did a fantastic job of leading me through an analysis of my
system. But, I'd still like to know if anybody here has actually used
WebEx on Linux without issues.
Dell XPS-13, running Kubuntu.   I have used WebEx with no issues.
Okay, thanks.
--
Michael F. Stemper
Why doesn't anybody care about apathy?
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