watching WebEx session on FreeBSD

Colin Albert colintrebla at
Tue Jan 12 16:02:29 UTC 2010

On 01/12/10 10:48, Warren Block wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jan 2010, Matthias Apitz wrote:
>> Has someone had luck with watching a WebEx session on FreeBSD based
>> desktop? As far as I understand, it is somehow Flash and RDP based, i.e.
>> some tools like Firefox with flash and a RDP client are required.
>> I'm always forced to launch a VM with XP to watch such sessions and it
>> would be good for me to overcome this situation.
> The Linux Webex client might work. 
> says it'll 
> run under Fedora 10, and linux_base-f10 works well.
> Failing that, there's Wine.  Firefox and the Flash plugin run under 
> Wine.  There are occasional graphic artifacts and Firefox windows want 
> a double-click on the close gadget to actually close, but otherwise it 
> works very well. Java also runs, although there it's not 100%.  Maybe 
> enough for Webex.
> -Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
I have also tried WebEx in FreeBSD with similar results.  I have not 
tried using f10, but I wonder if the WebEx Java component detects that 
it's running in diablo (or rather not a recognised Java engine).

FWIW I have had success with other similar products in FreeBSD, namely 
MeetingPlace. IMO it runs better in FreeBSD than Windows.

- Colin

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