Get zoom to work

2018-01-02 - How to get the zoom video conferencing tool to work on gentoo
Tag: Gentoo

The problem

The zoom video conderencing tool works on gentoo, but since it is not integrated in a desktop environment on my machine (I am running an i3 window manager) I cannot authenticate on the google corporate domain where I work. Here is how to work around that.

Running the client


Working around the “zoommtg address not understood” error

When you try to authenticate you will have your web browser pop up with a link it cannot interpret. You need to get the zoommtg://.* thing and run it in another ZoomLauncher (do not close the zoom process that spawned this authentication link or the authentication will fail :

./ZoomLauncher 'zoommtg://'