Installing Vidyo on Ubuntu 16.10Posted: May 12, 2017
I need to use Vidyo conferencing software for some projects I’m on. Because I just reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04, I needed to reinstall the Vidyo desktop.
This is not easy, since the installation file Vidyo directs you to contains a dependency that is not available on Ubuntu 16.10 (libqt4-gui).
There are various solutions out there, though I was not able to get the one proposed by Vidyo itself to work.
The one that did work for me is on the CERN site.
apt-get -f install sudo apt-get install libqt4-designer libqt4-opengl libqt4-svg libqtwebkit4 wget -O vidyo-desktop.deb https://goo.gl/2Ykmoq sudo dpkg -i vidyo-desktop.deb apt-get -f install
To run Vidyo, either type
VidyoDesktop at the command line or use the HUD to find VidyoDesktop in your GUI.
apt-get -f installis not really necessary if you do this first. I did it (as does the original poster) in order to clean up mistakes I made earlier.
- Instead of
wget -O vidyo-desktop.deb https://goo.gl/2Ykmoqyou can download the file in your webbrowser (the google short URL resolves to a Dropbox file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7cw6acxm4ys2ioy/VidyoDesktopInstaller-ubuntu64-TAG_VD_3_6_3_017-no_libqt4-gui.deb?dl=0); if you do this, then you need to use that longer filename in the rest of the commands.
libqt4-designer libqt4-opengl libqt4-svgare dependencies that were originally unmet when I tried installing Vidyo. The person who posted this solution also added
libqtwebkit4so I did too. I’m not sure it is necessary, however.