This brief tutorial shows you how to install Google Talk Plugin in Ubuntu 11.10 if you haven’t already done so. Google Talk is a browser plugin that lets you voice and video chat with friends and family from your browser. Install this plugin and logon to Gmail with your webcam and microphone attached to your computer, then initiate a chat with a friend or family member. It will try to connect to your webcam and enable video chat. Without wasting anymore of your time, lets get going.


  • Install Google Talk Plugin in Ubuntu 11.10
  • Enjoy!


To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add Google Apps repository key.

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -




Next, run the commands below to create a repository file

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google_list.list




Then copy and paste the line below into the file and save.

deb stable main




Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install Google Talk Plugin.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install google-talkplugin




That’s it! Enjoy!