install magic jack in 10.10

Asked by Richard on 2011-11-25

How do I install to get magic jack working in 10.10 ?

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2011-11-27

Richard, as the Magic Jack software is Windows only, the only way it would work in Ubuntu is with WINE, but as per the recent WINE tests it does not work yet http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=17050&iTestingId=42002

Richard (dabuzman) said : #2

Thanks I have wine and you are correct it don't work. Their must be some one to get this working. Been 2 years an Magic jack said they would have it working. Guess they lie big time. O some one paying then off.

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Christopher M. Penalver proposed the following answer:
Richard, as the Magic Jack software is Windows only, the only way it
would work in Ubuntu is with WINE, but as per the recent WINE tests it
does not work yet
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=17050&iTestingId=42002

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Lalatendu Mohanty (then4way) said : #3

yup magicjack don't have driver for Liunx. I use it in a XP VM in virtual box. it works fibe in a VM

Richard (dabuzman) said : #4

As a newie I don't under stand the aberrations. So you have spell all info out. I us Ubuntu & have down loaded wine with no help. So I set watching the blue light on Magic jack pray one day it will work. If in the US I'd call so we could chat. Thanks

Lalatendu Mohanty (then4way) said : #5

Sorry for the aberrations. We can't use Magic jack in Linux as it is not supported. However we can use workaround for it. But it is not simple. Here are steps you have to do. google the words if you don't understand them.

1. install Virtualbox in ur linux host.

https://www.virtualbox.org/

2. Create a Virtual Machine of Windows XP. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_machine

3. Start your XP virtual machine. Make sure it is connected to internet.

4. Then you connect the Magic jack in you Linux machine . and use the USB device inside the XP virtual machine.

A word of caution, these concepts can be too much for a newbie.

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