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gnimsh
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well we don't really have any hints to give you...none of us have figured it out either. Sadly the best option at this time is to either hack the device for your SIP credentials or run the magicjack from a Windows VM.
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robatino
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Joined: 29 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gnimsh wrote:
Well we don't really have any hints to give you...none of us have figured it out either. Sadly the best option at this time is to either hack the device for your SIP credentials or run the magicjack from a Windows VM.


Using it in Twinkle works great (thanks for the walkthrough!) except for not being able to use it with a regular phone, which I don't really care about. But I read some rumors about some people who were caught using other SIP clients and got terminated at

http://www.phoneservicesupport.com/magicjack-tech-support-link-t301.html

and would feel better about being able to run the real client. I have it running in VirtualBox but the sound quality is poor, possibly because a VB bug causes it to use ~100% CPU when the guest has access to USB devices. And I haven't been able to get VMware server working at all. They are so focused on business customers that they support RH Enterprise Linux but not Fedora at all. I've heard there are walkthroughs but it seems like too much work just to get one app working properly. Everything else works fine in VirtualBox which is much smaller and easier to use.
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gnimsh
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres a tutorial on how to install VMware server: http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2008/05/30/install-vmware-server-106-on-ubuntu-804-hardy/

That has no ubuntu-specific commands (as far as I can tell) so it should work with fedora.

Once that's done there's one more thing you'll have to do to enable USB (at least I have had to do this): http://www.blog.arun-prabha.com/2007/10/26/usb-not-working-with-virtualbox-in-ubuntu-7-10-gutsy-gibbon/
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robatino
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mufon wrote:
I was able to finally get the magicJack up and running under Wine, on my desktop machine. On my laptop however, it's still not working. When I get the laptop running and I fully understand the setup myself, I will write up some instructions. Until then, suffice to say it is do-able, and personally I like the setup far better than a vmware or similar solution.


Any progress on this? If it's not too complicated, a lot of us would be interested in the basics of what you did, even if you still don't understand it fully yet. Maybe someone else can fill in the missing pieces.
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luxor
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For any one still having trouble RECEIVING MJ calls with Ubuntu host/XP guest on VMWare Player, The solution is to disable some settings on the Ethernet card using:

ethtool -K eth0 sg off rx off tx off
or
ethtool -K eth0 sg off rx off tx off tso off
depending on the settings supported by your network card.

Then switch VMWare to BRIDGED network connection.

I'm running XP in VMWare Player 3.52 on Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit and with this fix works GREAT. Tried virtual box first, but sound was too choppy.

For more info visit:

http://scottbarnham.com/blog/2007/08/23/vmware-on-ubuntu-linux-with-bridged-network-to-xp/
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