Wanted to share with you that I just managed to get my first Google+ Hangout ("with extra's") session working on my Pardus 2011 laptop.
So far I was a bt disappointed that I needed a Google Voice and Video Chat plugin for Google+ Hangouts to work, and that when trying to install the plugin only RPM and DEB versions for 32 and 64 bit were provided by Google.
Now what I do not exactly know is WHY I got it to work
First I had only Chromium and Firefox browsers installed, and I tried to install the plugin by downloading the 32-bit RPM version, converting it with rpm2targz and then installing the tar source file. This delivered a google/talkplugin/ folder in my /opt directory.
However when I then tried to start, both my Chromium browser and Firefox browser did not work no longer, also not after rebooting the system. The chromium browser crashed directly after starting up and the Firefox browser would not show me a screen at all.
Second I decided to upgrade my Chromium version AND to install Chrome package itself (provided by pardususer.de repo).
I do not know which part did the trick but after opening Chrome the Hangout started as it should with mic and webcam support included, and when I then got back to Chromium it worked as well.
I guess either the correct Google Voice and Video plugin came included upon installing Google Chrome itself or updating Chromium or (less probably taking crashing browsers into account) it was due to the manual installation of the plugin in my first step, and it was just a matter of browser VERSION compatibility, I do not know.
Would be nice if some other Pardus users can check what exactly does the trick so that all Pardus users can enjoy using Google+ including the Hangout session functionaity.
I would suggest to NOT install the plugin manually but first only install the latest Chromium or the Google Chrome browser from the user repo) only and see whether it works out-of-the-box.
f not, then the manual plugin installation would still be crucial for things to work.
Let me know!