I finally upgraded my Pinebook Pro (PBP) to Manjaro KDE. I really like Manjaro more than what came with my PBP.
I really want to get Zoom running on the PBP. I went into pacman and didn't see Zoom as an option so I enabled AUR. I then attempted to build the Zoom through pacman and I got an error that is was not available for aarch64.
Does this mean that Zoom is not supported in the ARM version of Manjaro? If so, is there another option to get it running on the PBP?
I have been using it through the lockdown for meetings with a company that we work with. To clarify I am talking about a x86-64 computer. Once you allow access to microphone, webcam and video autoplay it works fine.
I am a paid user so I will put in a formal request.
I just tried the Web Client through both Firefox and Chromium on my PBP and my sound did work after picking the option. I'll play with it more.
The "use web client" option came up on Chromium after the app didn't open. In Firefox the option never appeared. I did figure out that I could force the zoom web client by adjusting the URL. This adjusted URL worked in both Chromium and Firefox
Where "1234567890" is the meeting number, the standard Zoom links for me (U.S) are: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/1234567890
To make them into Web client links just change out the "j" with "wc/join" https://us02web.zoom.us/wc/join/1234567890
I did some more testing and my experience is that Zoom is unusable with the Web Client on the PBP. I could get audio and others could see my video but the audio was very low and my video was choppy/hung up. I also didn't have the ability to see others on the meeting. If anyone has a better experience, I'd like to learn about it.
I hope that Zoom will eventually make an ARM client.