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I have already tried gwibber,twitux, destroy twitter,smuxi,gtwitter,choqok,qwit and hotot.

only hotot could configured sock5 proxy but not all traffic over sock5 (I captured packets using wireshark and I found images link not be included.)

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All programs can use sock5 if you use tsocks. They don't even have to know they're doing it.

Install tsocks, configure /etc/tsocks.conf, start up your socks tunnel, or whatever, and then launch your favourite client like this:

tsocks gwibber
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You can try Polly. I believe it supports SOCK5 proxy from what I can see from the preferences but I haven't tried it personally.

To install Polly, you need to add the PPA. You can try the following commands in a terminal to install Polly.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:conscioususer/polly-unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install polly

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Relevant link:

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I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and that repository show an error. W: Failed to fetch… 404 Not Found – Smile.Hunter Apr 12 '12 at 13:53
@smile Polly is only available for 11.04 and later releases. Sorry about that. – jokerdino Apr 12 '12 at 13:59

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