Recently, I upgraded to the much awaited Karmic Koala from Jaunty. Experience with Jaunty was not so sweet. Anyways, thought to give a hand on Koala. Upgrade went successful. The only problem remaining was that I could not start voice or video chat using Pidgin. Koala comes with Empathy as the default client. But I never wanted to use that.
When ever I tried to start a voice chat I got the following error:
Error creating session: Could not create the rtp muxer element
Error adding stream.
This is just a trouble due to permissions to gstreamer and Farsight2. Follow the steps to get it right.
- Fire a terminal.
- Change directory to your home folder.
- Now type “mv .gstreamer .gstreamer.bak
- and “mv .farsight2 .farsight2.bak
We are moving the folders in order to be safe rather than deleting them, in case we need to restore them.