The wait is over, Linux users out there. We just released the first Zattoo client for the operating system of your choice (and that of Michael Dell). The main supported distro is Ubuntu 6.10, but the package can also be made to work with Fedora Core 6 and OpenSuse 10.2 with a little extra effort.
Can’t wait to get TV on your Linux computer? Visit our homepage and download it now (if you’re in Switzerland or Denmark) or sign up to be notified when we launch in your country.
Feedback, as always, is most welcome.
Here the answers to the most frequently asked questions thus far:
Q: I tried Zattoo on a Linux distribution that is not listed on your download page and it didn’t work. When will Zattoo work on my Linux distribution?
A: We hope to continuously expand the number of Linux distributions on which Zattoo will run. At this time we cannot however provide a precise time estimate, so please check the download page with future releases.
Q: I checked the “Remember Login in Keychain” button, but it always asks me for my login and password. What is going on?
A: This feature uses the gnome keyring, so the gnome-keyring-daemon must be properly configured for your system. For KDE desktops, you will probably have to install and configure gnome keyring. Please see the Linux download page for further instructions.
Q: I tried it on Debian (Etch) and it won’t work. Is there a way to make it work?
A: Zattoo can only run on a system with GLIB 2.4 currently.
Q: I installed from the rpm package and when I run Zattoo it complains about a missing library…
A: Look at the library that it is complaining about and make sure that the package for that library is installed. You may also want to try running the “ldconfig” command on the “/usr/lib/zattoo” directory with something like this: “sudo /sbin/ldconfig /usr/lib/zattoo”.