gnomemeeting(1) Version 0.9x gnomemeeting(1)
gnomemeeting - H323 Videoconferencing for UN*X
GnomeMeeting is a H.323 Video Conferencing application which uses the H.323 protocol (pro-
vided by the OpenH323 library). It can connect to a variety of other H323 applications
including Microsoft NetMeeting. It also supports ILS (the Microsoft version of LDAP) and
XDAP servers. GnomeMeeting can work with or without a webcam, and is able to create pure
audio communications or traditionnal audio+video communications. GnomeMeeting has been
designed for the GNOME desktop and therefore uses gconfd-2(1) for storing its userdata. It
offers to configure almost every option from within the GUI. The only relevant command-
line option is -d to turn on debugging during calls.
-d turn on debugging (on the console)
The system wide configuration file. See gconf-config(1) for further details on
gconf. (The actual place can differ depending on your system's configuration)
Per user configuration file. See gconf-config(1) for further details.
On startup GnomeMeeting reads the system-wide gconf schemas (like every other GNOME2 app
should do) from /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/apps. Every modification of the gconf keys
using the GUI, gconftool or gconf-editor is reflected in real-time by GnomeMeeting.
The following diagnostics may occur:
Please check your gconf settings and permissions, it seems that gconf is not properly set-
up on your system
gconfd-1 is running and you're trying to start gnomemeeting > 0.91 which needs gconfd-2
-> kill gconfd-1 and try again
your gconf-dir isn't set to mode 4755
-> set chmod -R 4755 /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults
More problems are described in greater detail in the FAQ and Mailinglist-archive (see BUGS
and GETTING HELP).
Currently some users are still experiencing problems with gconf, as the gconf-utilization
is newly introduced in GNOME2. Hopefully this will be solved once GNOME2 is shipped with
all major distributions with working gconf setup. See bugzilla on
to obtain the current list of bugs.
Feel free to join #gnomemeeting on irc.gnome.org (GIMPnet) or the ML at:
after having read the FAQ at
Damien Sandras <dsandras at seconix dot com>
Kenneth Rohde Christiansen <kenneth at gnu dot org>, Miguel Rodriguez Perez <migrax at
terra dot es>, Paul <paul at argo dot dyndns dot org>, Roger Hardiman <roger at freebsd
Alex Larsson <alexl at redhat dot com>, Alp Toker <alp at toker.com>, Christian Rose <men-
thos at menthos dot com>, Christopher R. Gabriel <cgabriel at cgabriel dot org>, Fabrice
Alphonso <fabrice.alphonso at wanadoo.fr>, Florin <florin at mandrakesoft.com>, Kilian
Krause <kk at verfaction dot de>, Rafael Pinilla <r_pinilla at yahoo dot com>, Sander
Smeenk <ssmeenk at freshdot dot net>, Santiago Garcia Mantinan <manty at manty dot net>,
Stefan Bruens <lurch at gmx dot li>, Vincent Deroo <crossdatabase at aol dot com>, and all
the others who are not listed here, but do a great job on the IRC channel.
The webpage for GnomeMeeting is at http://www.gnomemeeting.org. You can find info about
GnomeMeeting there and download the latest version. Either as packages for all major dis-
tributions or as sourcecode. Patched version of the libs are available, if neccessary.
CVS instructions are at http://www.gnomemeeting.org/faq.php#AEN208.
Copyright (C) 2000-2002 Damien Sandras
This is free software licensed under the GPLv2; see the LICENSE file in the source for
copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
gconf-config(1), gconfd-1(1), gconfd-2(1), gconftool-1(1), gconftool-2(1), gconfigger(1)
OpenH323 and PWLib can be found at http://www.openh323.org
Linux 23 April 2002 gnomemeeting(1)