In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Mumble on Ubuntu 15.04. For those of you who didn’t know, Mumble is an open-source VoIP technology that supports person-to-person and person-to-group voice communications between registered clients, such as Android-based mobile devices connected to the same network. The application is great for talking and gaming with low latency.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Mumble on the Ubuntu 15.04 server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 15.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Mumble on Ubuntu 15.04
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Mumble.
Mumble is available in the software repositories of each of the major Linux distributions. This makes Mumble very easy to install and setup:
apt-get install mumble-server
Then install Mumble client:
apt-get install mumble
Once the server is installed you will need to setup Mumble by running the following command:
You will be now asked if you want the mumble-server to be started automatically when the servers start. Pick “Yes”. The following questions will pop up, asking if you wish to run Mumble in a high-priority mode to ensure lower latency.
Step 3. Advanced Config for Mumble.
To configure, open up
/etc/mumble-server.ini via nano text editor:
Now, we can restart the Mumble server so that the changes take place:
service mumble-server restart
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Mumble. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Mumble on your Ubuntu 15.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Mumble website.