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Installing Zoom on Solus OS


Download zoom and extract

curl -LO
tar -xvf zoom*.tar.xz

Run Zoom (this generates files for next step)

cd zoom

Note: Authenticate here as needed via SSO, etc.

Add Zoom to launch menu

cd <full-path-to-zoom>/RegisterProtocol
echo "Icon=<full-path-to-zoom>/Zoom.png" >> ZoomLauncher.desktop
# may need for HiDPI screens
sed -i 's|^Exec=.*$|Exec=/usr/bin/env QT_SCALE_FACTOR=2 ZoomLauncher %U|' ZoomLauncher.desktop

You should now be able to launch Zoom in the same way you do other applications in Solus.

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Barry64 commented Mar 22, 2018

Thanks for providing this. Would you (or some other kind person) include steps for verifying the package? No need to explain the whole concept of PGP or checksums, just steps to see it in action. I can't find a checksum, and, at least as a beginner at this, I don't seem to be seeing the same public key on Zoom's website as when I check public key servers.

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Thanks for writing this up!

For those who struggle like me, after you follow the install instructions above, make sure to logout to get the auto-launch meetings from URLs working.

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"Error in file "/usr/share/applications/rhythmbox.desktop": "@ITMS_HANDLER@" is an invalid MIME type ("@ITMS_HANDLER@" does not contain a subtype)"
(After the last step.)
Anyone knows? :(

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I recommend doing what @drhedberg did, and install Zoom with Flatpak instead of the method I originally wrote it in this gist. While I don't use Solus anymore, I've been using the Flatpak version of Zoom for quite a while now and it's been great.

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@krisokowa, The will fail if there are any pending items that are malformed. In your case, rhythmbox.desktop is malformed, you may wish to delete it and try again.

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