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I use Empathy as chat client for IRC. Since it is the default chat client, I expected that I can update (availability) status from top menu, but it is disabled.

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This have happened to me too a few times. What I did was:

Make sure empathy is actually running (there should be a little arrow in the Messages indicator).

Open Empathy and check to see if it have failed to connect to a im network (msn, google talk etc.).

Usually it's the latter.

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Empathy is running and I'm chatting. I use it for a month now, connected to an IRC channel. Thanks. –  umpirsky Jun 1 '11 at 7:32
    
Are you connecting just to an IRC channel or other accounts like googletalk, msn, etc.. ? –  nitstorm Jun 1 '11 at 9:03
    
Just IRC channel. –  umpirsky Jun 1 '11 at 9:13
    
Now I tried to add googletalk and it works with it. So I guess this is a bug? –  umpirsky Jun 1 '11 at 9:15

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