Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm using Empathy Chat with these accounts: GTalk & Facebook.

I just noticed now that from my GTalk friends only 6 appear online (including me) and in reality online are 14 (checked on GMail). And from Facebook it displays 44.

So is Empathy Chat limited to display only 50 contacts? I looked through the settings and didn't see anything like this :|

The worst part is that I have 1 GTalk contact as Favorite and it's not in the list... Is it a bug?

PS: I'm using Ubuntu 10.10

share|improve this question
Can you turn on display offline buddies – karthick87 Dec 6 '10 at 21:32
are these people actually online, or just on your contact list? By default you won't see offline contacts. – RolandiXor Dec 6 '10 at 22:11
@karthick87 if I display online+offline users, I can see the full list – chris_so Dec 6 '10 at 22:25
@Roland Taylor they were online :( – chris_so Dec 6 '10 at 22:26
well I've not had this problem, so I would suggest reporting a bug on empathy (ubuntu-bug empathy) – RolandiXor Dec 6 '10 at 22:48
up vote 2 down vote accepted

It appears that there is a bug in empathy, you can report this issue by either from a command line executing the following command:

ubuntu-bug empathy

Or going to the empathy bug tracker and reporting the problem directly:

This direct route is more likely to get a response from the developers and sooner. Please provide all information including which version of empathy you're using.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.