I'm informing you that ekiga is can do voice call to yahoo messenger. And messenger gYachi is supports camera.
How to call to Yahoo messenger from Linux by ekiga1. Configure your ekiga.
for beginners register an account through http://ekiga.net, ekiga setup wizard will guide you through the process. but any sip account/provider will do.
2. Calling a yahoo messenger user
now you can call a yahoo messenger user, by just typing the username in the sip address bar like this firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ie firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
3. The catch: yahoo messenger user must accept a buddy invitation from gtalk2voip
submit the YM username to www.gtalk2voip.com
the YM user must accept the buddy invitation from gtalk2voip service in order to recieve the call from your sip network. so before calling, advice user to accept the invitation the name of gtalk2voip buddy will look like this gtalk2voipXXX@yahoo.com where XXX is a number, ie firstname.lastname@example.org after the user accepts the invitation, he/she can answer your call and the next time you call.
* the YM user can always remove the gtalk2voip buddy if the user wishes not to recieve calls through this gateway
* This howto is also apliccable to any sip based softphones
gizmo even integrates this service with version 3.0 and perhaps onwards.
* the service is free
(This how to is from: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-414121.html)
1. Open sources.list
How to install gYachi
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
2. Add this lines. Then save and close:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/loell/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/loell/ubuntu jaunty main
3. Accept PGP key by this commands:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xc23b005d874996dc8d03a3c0d0d3c959db2035a6
sudo apt-get update
4. Now you can install gYachi
sudo apt-get install gyachi
OK now go to Applications -> Internet -> gYachi Emproved
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