VOIP and XMPP jabber client Yate


I tried install ekiga on ubuntu.  it was a big fail, no outbound calls were able to be made.  could be an issue with iptables or selinux.  either way, terminal and apt-get remove ekiga for me.gaggled around and found Yate, it supports voip and xmpp (jabber) for chat.

  • tried insatlling yate from the software center
    • said it was installed but cannot find it when trying to search for the app.  fml
  • apt-get remove and then installed again
    • same problem
  • reference: http://askubuntu.com/questions/174441/how-to-install-and-configure-yate-server
    • open terminal ctrl+alt+t
    • type 'yate -vvvv' and it booted
    • but it disapears when you shut it down so when you see it in the list on the left menu, right click and lock to launcher
2016-04-29 17:03:22gstlouis

yate doesn't have much support for video conferencing.
Zoiper seems to be the best bet, but I don't like its interface and the way it shows chat.

pidgin is my favorite

however for doing VOIP I think zoiper is the best bet
ref: http://www.zoiper.com/en/voip-softphone/download/zoiper3#linux/step3

  • installation is tricky as you need root access but there are good instructions on the page
  • in the terminal, which is bash (like DOS for windows) you need to start with sudo when trying to install, update or do a system altering command


2016-04-29 17:49:13