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  1. Agustin's Linux Manual
  2. Multimedia & Hardware Installation
  3. About the Author
  4. Contents
  5. Multimedia
  6. Default Audio Setting
  7. Audio Application
  8. The Play Directory
  9. The Equalizer
  10. Options Sub-menu
  11. Movies & DVDs
  12. Starting Xine
  13. Video Conferencing
  14. GnomeMeeting's Main Window
  15. The Desktop
  16. Office
  17. Networking
  18. Multimedia Submenu
  19. Web Browsers
  20. Installing New Hardware
  21. Loading Modules for Hardware
  22. Introduction to IDEs
  23. Tweaking the Hard Drive
  24. Setting (U) DMA
  25. Installing a CD/RW
  26. Floppy Disk, Zip Drives
  27. Installing USB Devices
  28. Fire wire IEEE 1394
  29. Using the CD-Writer

GnomeMeeting's Main Window

The main screen is simple, and easy to use.

Fig 5.30

The call to:// Destination or whom you want to call to.

On the left side of the main window you have the toolbar. From top to bottom:

  • ILS- opens and close the DAP server where you can browse and look for people to talk to.
  • >Hi.. Opens the text chat base
  • *. The gears is the control panel and keeps the log history
  • Activates your cam
  • o< - Activates your speakerphone

In the control panel's audio tab you can use the sliders to set the speaker and microphone levels.

Slide the control bars to set the desired settings for your audio and microphone

Video settings
Fig 5.31

In the same control panel's video tab, you can adjust the video properties.

  • Brightness level.
  • The white level.
  • The color level.
  • Cameras/light conditions and contrast

Connecting with another user

To start video conferencing directly with another user (end-to-end, no servers) you need to enter the remote host's IP address. (Figure 5.26)

Once the call was accepted, right-click on the video window and select remote to see only the remote party or both.

ILS (NetMeetingTM) Users

Once you did the directory setting click on find friends on ILS, click on Refresh to update the list of available users connected to that ILS server.

Selecting a user

Now, right-click on the person you want to call and select Call This User to initiate the call, or place the IP Address in the callto:// url. You can change ILS servers in the ILS directory pull-down list if you use multiple ILS servers.