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I am using ubuntu 12.10, and when I try to connect to my Facebook account through Empathy, it gets disconnected and says this account is already connected to the server.

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Please add more information (screenshots and the like) to help the community answer your question. –  Farid Nov 24 '12 at 13:19

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Try manually conecting to Facebook chat, as it's really a jabber server. Set up a new XMPP/Jabber account. Use this settings:

  • User Name: Your Facebook username (your url, such as http://www.facebook.com/my.username.
  • Domain: chat.facebook.com
  • Jabber identifier: [email protected]
  • Password: Your facebook passsword.
  • Server: chat.facebook.com
  • Port: 5222
  • Use SSL/TLS: Yes

If asked, use plain text as autentication.

Hope it helps you! For more information, check Facebook's chat page.

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this options not available in empathy but i try it in pidgin and get the same problem –  Mhmd Dawaima Nov 11 '12 at 20:16

Other people have also been having this issue on other chat clients, such as pidgin and trillian. I think facebook may have changed something, although some people seem to have it back up.
Here's some posts that are related, hopefully this helps http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/forums/showthread.php?p=854491

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I had the same problem. Here is what I did and it worked perfectly so maybe it would work for you. I just deleted the account and added it again. The Ubuntu did the rest automatically for me (asked for email / login and password). Now it is working properly.

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