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I am unable to use Google Talk with Empathy since I updated to 10.10. I have this problem on three computers, one which updated and two that were fresh installs (4 months apart, so a different image).

The error I get is:

"Disconected - No reason specified"

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Looks like a configuration problem, what are your settings? – Adam Byrtek Apr 2 '11 at 9:54
@AdamByrtek: It seems to be a problem with libpurple and gtalk. I've encountered the same issue over and over with empathy on both 10.04 and 10.10, so I tried another non-libpurple client and it works. – RolandiXor Apr 2 '11 at 16:27
I use Empathy and I don't have any problems with Google Talk. The fact that he has the same problem on three different machines could mean that the configuration is wrong (eg. wrong port numbers). – Adam Byrtek Apr 3 '11 at 9:59
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I've found empathy/pidgin to have problems with gtalk in general, so you might be better off using gajim Install gajim to connect to gtalk. It doesn't support video I think, but it is more stable in terms of the connection.

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Or you may use this handy trick to do all you can do with google talk, audio/video chatting is also supported and the best part is this gtalk is developed by google itself

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