watching WebEx session on FreeBSD

Colin Albert colintrebla at
Tue Jan 12 20:35:08 UTC 2010

On 01/12/10 14:23, Colin Albert wrote:
> On 01/12/10 11:12, Matthias Apitz wrote:
>> El día Tuesday, January 12, 2010 a las 08:48:31AM -0700, Warren Block 
>> escribió:
>>> 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.
>> Thanks for the hint; I looked around there but can not see any WebEx
>> Business Suite 27 (WBS27) client to down load; is this part of the 14day
>> Free Trial?
>>     matthias
> You should be able to try this using the online demo. 
>  if it works the download will be 
> automatic. I am still trying to make it work as well.
> -Colin
Followup: I was able to make this work by changing my user agent from:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; FreeBSD i386; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091106 
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091106 

So it looks like linux_base-f10 is not required.

The first time I tried this firefox crashed. Then I opened firefox from 
the command line to see if I could see the error, and it is working now. 
I am still testing to see what functionality does/does not work.

I am using 8.0 Stable with diablo 1.6 and firefox 3.5.5.


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