Unable to get Ekiga to work

Asked by Sam Pollard

I am new to ubuntu, so this may be simple for the experienced user. Loaded U10.10 and Ekiga. When I try to run ekiga the status bar says "starting ekiga softphone", and then that (usually) vanishes and there is a pause of about 1-2 minutes before Ekiga appears.

Often the Ekiga screen will "grey out" and the only option seems to be a forced quit. Periodically it re-awakens. This has made using the configuration assistant challenging.

I have also registered for diamondcard telephony.

Overall as an experienced skype user the process has been interesting.

Help appreciated

An upgrade on 12/1/2011 has largely fixed the problem - I will carry out some more testing. This issue could be closed, but I don't know how I could do that.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

The greying out is compiz showing the app is hanging

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Best Stanz (stanz) said :

I've not gone thru this answer process, but I think if your satisfied--an "answered" option should be available to you.
Have you tried Ekiga website/forums for help or advice?

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Sam Pollard (sam-pollard) said :

Thanks Stanz, that solved my question.