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Google has recently released an update which allowed Linux users to enjoy chatting using voice and video chat in Google Talk. Google has packaged the update in a DEB file, which seemed impossible for OpenSUSE users to benefit from it. However, a member of openSUSE community (Jigish Gohil) has come up with a solution.

The contents of the update consist of some essential libraries and one cron job. What  Jigish has done is extracting all contents of the DEB file and compressed them in a tarball file (Tar).

 In this guide, we will show you how to extract the contents of the tar file into the root directory.

Get Started

1. Download the tarball file here.

2. Open the terminal window and run the command given below to log in as root:

su root

3. Let's now extract the contents of the tar file by running this command in the terminal window:

tar jxvf /path/to/file/google-talkplugin.tar.bz2 -C /

Note: Don't forget to replace /path/to/file/ with the real location of the downloaded file on your hard drive.

4. Restart now all browsers you use on OpenSUSE so that new changes take effect. Enjoy voice and video chat now! 

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