Package Details: zoom 5.1.422789.0705-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/zoom.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: zoom
Description: Video Conferencing and Web Conferencing Service
Upstream URL: https://zoom.us/
Keywords: call conference meeting video
Licenses: custom
Submitter: edh
Maintainer: edh
Last Packager: edh
Votes: 278
Popularity: 39.95
First Submitted: 2015-08-15 13:18
Last Updated: 2020-07-06 19:24

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hv15 commented on 2020-06-23 10:43

Hi all, for the last 3 months I've been unable to get any sound/microphone in Zoom. I use https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/alibpulse (a differently packaged form of apulse), as an alternative to the full pulseaudio server. Initially (3 months ago) this worked fine, at which point it didn't (I don't know at what version of Zoom this started to fail, haven't checked). Within my logs it was clear that this has something to do with Zoom not being able to find/use pactl (which is part of libpulse, but not part of apulse).

Well, doing some googling I found that Zoom actually supports ALSA (since version 2.0.57232.0713, see https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/205759689-New-updates-for-Linux). There is not other documentation about this that I could find, but when I looked into ~/.config/zoomus.conf I saw there is a line with system.audio.type=default. Again no documentation on this, so I played with it and when I set it to system.audio.type=alsa Zoom started using ALSA directly, and now I have working audio/microphone in Zoom! I hope people find this useful :)

EDIT 1: typos

kevinusername commented on 2020-03-25 18:41

@matthias @bidskii @ph2545 I was having the same issue with SSO login failing with the 'referrer policy' warning. In my case this turned out to be an issue with the embedded browser zoom was using to open my SSO login.

I was able to resolve this by editing ~/.config/zoomus.conf with the line embeddedBrowserForSSOLogin=false. After restarting zoom, clicking "sign in with SSO" now opened my default browser (Firefox), and I was able to successfully login.

Found the idea from a somewhat similar GitHub issue: https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/issues/69352

edh commented on 2016-08-26 11:03

I contacted the zoom support on 13th July 2016 and tried to lure them into creating a proper PKGBUILD respectively adopting this one, considering they are providing a package over very none standard ways to the Arch Linux community (downloading via a *foreign* site) and not through the official repo or the AUR. However there was little to no progress so far.

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kpetremann commented on 2020-07-03 11:10

5.1.418436.0628-1 is having issue with SSO on my side (running Manjaro, kernel 5.6.16-1).

Zoom client is being signed out after 30 sec when connected to a meeting.

FYI: last of 5.0 is working well

ElijahLynn commented on 2020-07-02 18:34

Anyone know why Zoom disables a Wacom touchscreen only in Zoom (Thinkpad X1 Yoga)? And is this something I can reactivate?

image28 commented on 2020-07-02 03:34

@dustmann you could use ffmpeg to capture the window then play it through a video loopback device

dustmann commented on 2020-07-02 03:19

Does anyone have a trick to get zoom to allow me to only share a specific application? I only have options to share my full desktop or the whiteboard using Gnome / wayland fwiw.

edh commented on 2020-06-30 14:25

@colinkeenan

Have a look at the PKGBUILD. It will become clear if you just take a glance.

In short: This PKGBUILD is just a thin wrapper around the official Arch package which zoom provides upstream (denoted by the _orig suffix). The main reason for this package's existence is to fix some dependencies and to make it easier for users to install.

Hence, it is very odd that one should work and not the other! I guess you are missing some optional dependency for your setup to work and zoom happens to flags the same dependency as non-optional.

colinkeenan commented on 2020-06-30 14:17

Why does this package build zoom-...-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz AND zoom-..._orig_x86_64.pkg.tar.xz? Only the "orig" works for me. Do some people need the other for some reason? Why?

edh commented on 2020-06-24 12:51

@hv15 Thanks a lot for digging into it. I was not aware of the fact that running zoom without pulseaudio-alsa is officially supported. I will flag the package as optional with the next release.

@je-vv Sorry for taking so long to only now do what you requested months ago. To be clear, the question of whether to mark pulseaudio-alsa as optional was more about whether it being officially supported.

seb-berger commented on 2020-06-24 07:37

Scaling issues: None of the recommendations below fully worked for my machine. Still, I apparently fixed the multi-screen scaling problems using QT_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTORS="1;0.5" /usr/bin/zoom. (The environment variable takes a list of scale factors, one per screen.)

je-vv commented on 2020-06-23 23:58

@hv15, you don't need any form of apulse to use zoom without pulse. Just edit the PKGBUILD and remove pulseaudio-alsa as a dependency, without tweaking anything else from pulse. That has been working for me all along, though I need to remember any time upgrading zoom to remove that dep. If you get pulse installed and the pulseaudio-alsa plugin installed, I'd guess apulse won't help...

I requested the maintainer to remove it from a hard dep, and have instead as a optional dep (indicating it's required for pulse use, or something similar), but he argued majority of people uses pulse, but I'd guess that breaks non pulse users.

hv15 commented on 2020-06-23 10:43

Hi all, for the last 3 months I've been unable to get any sound/microphone in Zoom. I use https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/alibpulse (a differently packaged form of apulse), as an alternative to the full pulseaudio server. Initially (3 months ago) this worked fine, at which point it didn't (I don't know at what version of Zoom this started to fail, haven't checked). Within my logs it was clear that this has something to do with Zoom not being able to find/use pactl (which is part of libpulse, but not part of apulse).

Well, doing some googling I found that Zoom actually supports ALSA (since version 2.0.57232.0713, see https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/205759689-New-updates-for-Linux). There is not other documentation about this that I could find, but when I looked into ~/.config/zoomus.conf I saw there is a line with system.audio.type=default. Again no documentation on this, so I played with it and when I set it to system.audio.type=alsa Zoom started using ALSA directly, and now I have working audio/microphone in Zoom! I hope people find this useful :)

EDIT 1: typos