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I use empathy, but in Lubuntu Quantal, I cannot add/manage accounts...

Is there a workaround?

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Where did you download lubuntu from? –  balki Oct 18 '12 at 15:32
    
I've download it from: cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu –  Tiago Carrondo Oct 18 '12 at 16:10

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Online accounts can be accessed by command line (package gnome-online-accounts must be installed):

gnome-control-center online-accounts
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I added my google account via the dialog for that command, but Empathy still says I need to setup an account... Any ideas? –  drdrez Oct 23 '12 at 17:41
    
In short there are separate Gnome and Ubuntu versions of online accounts (more info here - debarshiray.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/…). Empathy on Ubuntu is patched to use the Ubuntu version which is why you're seeing no effect. That version can be accessed by running gnome-control-center credentials. –  Patrick Marchwiak Nov 8 '12 at 7:05

In Quantal the command line should be gnome-control-center credentials instead of gnome-control-center online-accounts. I don't know whether there's any difference in Lubuntu.

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The account settings dialog in Empathy executes gnome-control-center credentials, but Lubuntu 12.10's System Settings window is all messed up- it only has 3 items, Language Support, Printers, and Software Sources. Also, the Personal, Hardware, and System group heading icons appear to not be found. So I guess the gnome-control-center credentials option in the System Settings isn't there? How are we supposed to use Empathy then? –  drdrez Oct 23 '12 at 17:54

The .desktop file for gnome-credentials-panel may not be enabled for LXDE. You will need to edit the file /usr/share/applications/gnome-credentials-panel.desktop and add LXDE to the OnlyShowIn section.

Then run gnome-control-center credentials from a terminal.

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