Google Hangout Plugin Does Not Work For Other Users

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Hey All,

I’ve got the Google Talk plugin installed at:

File: libnpgoogletalk.so
Path: /opt/google/talkplugin/libnpgoogletalk.so
Version:
State: Enabled
Version: 5.4.2.0

And the Google Talk Plugin Video Renderer at:

File: libnpo1d.so
Path: /opt/google/talkplugin/libnpo1d.so
Version:
State: Enabled
Version: 5.4.2.0

When I start of join a Google Hangout all works as expected for me.

When another user on my system tries to start/join a Hangout she gets an error telling her that the plugin is not installed.

When I check “about:plugins” under her login it says that the plugin is installed in the same location/version.

I checked the file access settings and found all is set as expected,
755, on the plugin and it’s directories all the was down to root.

-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 273496 Jun 7 17:38 libnpgoogletalk.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 229784 Jun 7 17:38 libnpo1d.so

Shouldn’t this work system wide?

If I try to install the plugin as firefox seems to think I should I’m told that I already have the pluging installed, which is true.

Does anyone have a clue why it’s refusing to start?

3 thoughts on - Google Hangout Plugin Does Not Work For Other Users

  • When you login as one person, and use a pulse audio daemon, if another user is logged in at the same time as you, that other person can not use
    (or see at all) a pulse daemon, I think even sound icon (speaker) is not available.

    It is possible that this is the similar thing, that when one person is using it, no other can access it.

  • Yes it should work system-wide. I assume you installed from google’s yum repo (or at least using an rpm)?

    I’ld suspect some problem in her profile/prefs. Create a new user account and see if it works.

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