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I really need help for this issue . My empathy works well when I'm online using WIFI .. but it does't work when I'm online using wvdial. . in ubuntu 11.10, empathy works great.. any ideas to fix this??

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:D ... sorry, my bad!! – Kal-el Jun 26 '12 at 12:15
No problem Kal-el ;-) – Rinzwind Jun 26 '12 at 15:01

It's because Empathy uses NetworkManager(NM) to determine whether you are connected to a network but NM itself cannot see the network connection established via wvdial. Issue the following command in a terminal to disable Empathy's dependency on NM for network connection.

gsettings set org.gnome.Empathy use-conn false

Alternatively, if you do not need NM while using wvdial, you may stop it with sudo stop network-manager before launching Empathy. Other applications that depend on NM to determine network connection should also work properly, for example, Ubuntu Software Center.

To revert the changes, use sudo start network-manager for NM and gsettings set org.gnome.Empathy use-conn true for Empathy.

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woww.... nice works dude ... thanks a lot ... !!:D but, does my empathy still work under wifi?? without reverting back the setting? – Kal-el Jul 2 '12 at 11:11

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