Installing Mumble

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Getting and Installing Mumble


Just head to SourceForge downloads page, get the Windows executable and run it. Follow the installer instructions and you are done.

Also, you can build Mumble yourself from source as described in BuildingWindows.


If you want to compile your own version of Mumble, you can read some help in Building_from_Source.


You can download the .deb package avalaible at SourceForge and install it with your package manager. Warning: the package is Ubuntu only as it depends on specific ubuntu versions of libraries. If you are not sure how to do this, just head to a console and type the following as root:

dpkg --install mumble_1.0.0_i386.deb

Of course, change the version number as appropriate. You can also try using the Treviño repository. Just add it to your repository list, update the package list and install Mumble.

Fedora, PCLinuxOS and other RPM based distros

You can find a rpm package in the forum. Note that it is not officially supported, but it should work. You can install it with your rpm package manager or typing (as root):

rpm -i mumble-1.0.0-2.i386.rpm


emerge mumble

That should do it. You will need Qt4 compiled with the sqlite and sqlite3 flags. Note that the ebuild in the repository is a little outdated, you can find newer versions in the forums.


A PKGBUILD is avalaible in the AUR. Download the tarball and then run:

tar xfv mumble.tar.gz
cd mumble

That should create a package for you. Of course, you need to install all the dependencies listed before. To do it in a single command:

pacman -S alsa-lib qt4 libxevie sqlite3 boost

Finally, install the package:

pacman -A mumble-1.0.0-1.pkg.tar.gz

Of course, replace the package name as appropriate.

Post-installation tips

Common tips

Initializing/Resetting Murmur password


murmur -supw <password>

That will change the password for SuperUser, a special user that have all rights. If you want to reset the entire database, just delete murmur.sqlite and the recreate it with the command above.



The Text-To-Speech voices that ship by default with Windows are not all that good (and if you are not English, its even worse as it will try to speak english even when the text is not). If you have installed either MS Office or the Speech SDK, you will get more voices which can be configured from the Speech control panel. You can also buy a commercial Text-To-Speech engine; as long as it's SAPI5 compatible it can be used by Mumble. The main developers are currently using NeoSpeech Kate (buyable standalone from NextUp).

It complains about mumble_ol.dll / Problems with Overlay

If you are running XP you will need to update it to SP2. You also need to update to the latest DirectX9 version that can be downloaded from the Microsoft site. The June 2007 version should be enough.


Getting the Shortcuts to work

You need to enable Xevie in your xorg.conf. To do this you will have to add the following line to xorg.conf, in the extensions section:

Option         "XEVIE" "Enable"

That should like something like this:

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "XEVIE" "Enable"

Then restart the X server (Ctrol+Alt+Backspace) and try again.

Running murmur as a SysV service

You can use Murmur_Init_Script.