Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, and video chat and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

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SIP / VoIP account to Empathy in 14.04 (rakia or sofiasip)?

How can I add SIP / VoIP capability in Empathy in 14.04? Is "account-plugin-sip" package enough or do I have to install other packages like "telepathy-rakia" / "telepathy-sofiasip"?
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Gnome top bar has no on-line accounts icon(Gnome-ubuntu-14.04)

This might be unsolvable but: after the update (to 14.04 from 13.10) the status icon for empathy/on-line accounts vanished, now I dint know if I am connected to Facebook, gmail and other Nsa ...
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Is there any way to install Empathy 3.12 on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have just upgraded Ubuntu to 14.04 and I was disappointed to see that the Empathy version supplied with it (3.8.6) still suffers from the same problems that were introduced in Ubuntu 12.10, where ...
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Empathy not connecting Outlook/Live on UBuntu 14.04

My Gmail account works fine, but my Live account simple doesn't login using Empathy, the circle of dots keeps moving, moving, and nothing, my Live contacts doesn't shows up. Both accounts have 2-step ...
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Blank messages in Empathy, Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I just installed the final version of Ubuntu 14.04 and overall I'm very happy with the system, but unfortunatly I have an annoying bug with Empathy. Every time I receive a new message, it is blank and ...
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Empathy won't connect to my Facebook account

When I try to connect Empathy to my Facebook account, the following error appears: Rough translation: "Error connecting to the app. Sorry, but the app you are trying to access doesn't exist or was ...
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Where can I find the Identifier of a computer to add as my friend in Empathy?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and I don't know how to add a new contact. I press add a new contact, but I don't know what to type in. Thanks. (My friend has a mac)
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problem in establishing account in empathy

I just downloaded Empathy and added google and facebook accounts but it always shows 'disconnected-unspecified reasons'. I am using ubuntu 12.04lts
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Empathy wont connect to Facebook

When I try adding Facebook in Online Accounts it gives me Is there any way to fix this problem?
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Is possible to replace Empathy with Pidgin?

I don't like Empathy, I think Pidgin better than Empathy. Just want use Pidgin and remove Empathy. Is it possible to replace empathy with pidgin ? if yes please tell me how. Iam using Ubuntu 13.10
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Disable skype4py on pidgin but not empathy

So, I'm having the same problem as this guy: Pidgin ignores preferences I've tried to get Pidgin working the way I wanted, namely to disable all notifications. Which means that I do not want the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Empathy cannot login two Google accounts at the same time

I have two Google accounts. Ubuntu 13.10 configured to handle both accounts with Empathy. When Empathy starts, only one account is enabled. In Empathy main dialog (where the contacts are shown), there ...
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Empathy doesn't show the message, only “minus” signal

I'm using Empathy on my Ubuntu (13.10) and sometimes when I receive the first message, it open the windows, but doesn't show any message, only the "-1 not readed". Any idea what that means?
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How can I link my AIM account with empathy?

I'm trying to connect my AIM account with the empathy chat, I already entered my user and password, but it doesn't work, I don't know if I am doing anything wrong (Tried to log in with these formats: ...
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empathy error inside VM

I am getting: failed to retreive your personal information from the server while trying to enable empathy people nearby inside VMware Workstation This situation is working fine from my desktop
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How do I access Empathy after is has been “started hidden”

When I start Empathy with the --start-hidden switch at session startup, it's very hard to access it afterwards. Even if I receive a message, I won't see any windows when I click the icon in the ...
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Empathy account manager “crashes”

I use empathy only for my gtalk account. But recently I cannot open the account manager window (F4). It does open, loading a little while but when loaded the information it shuts. I have read quite ...
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how to register an IRC user on freenode? [closed]

I was following this link here http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#nicksetup but I can't understand a thing!! Where do I input these commands? in a terminal maybe? ...But I want to use empathy as my ...
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How do I install the latest empathy 3.11+ in Ubuntu

I was wondering if someone could give me brief answer regarding if this is possible or not. I have tried to follow these instructions I downloaded the latest source file, but I seem to have unmet ...
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Facebook chat history

I would like to ask, if it is possible in Empathy to have facebook chat history, because Empathy shows only messages sent/received specifically on this device and not from my other PC or my android. ...
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Can't use Empathy

I'm on Ubuntu 13.10, and I'm trying to use the default messenger Empathy for connecting to gtalk. My problem is that on-line accounts is not working, any time I click on the google account option for ...
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Best option for recording Minecraft Server play?

I am planning on doing some server minecraft screen recording just for fun, and so I've been looking around at what there is to offer. I know FRAPS won't work on Ubuntu and I'd rather not spend the ...
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Is a Skype account needed to talk via SIP?

I want to be able to use the voice chat abilities of Skype, but I'd rather not sign up for another online service, privacy and all that. So, I have been looking around and came across SIP, and would ...
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Empathy closing just after launching

I don't know what went wrong during last time i was using Empathy. But it now immediately closes after launching. When I run it through terminal I get this error: (empathy:4641): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: ...
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How to remove google-injected groups in Empathy?

I'm on Ubuntu GNOME. In Settings -> Online Accounts I added the Google account and enabled only the chat. What happens is that a plenty of groups in Empathy, like Coworkers, Family, Friends..., ...
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Empathy: Jabber account keeps ketting disabled

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 which means I don't use the central online accounts manager which is in standard Ubuntu and I have the IM accounts set directly in Empathy. I have two accounts - a ...
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Empathy Audio calls not possible with Ubuntu 13.10 and Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e130 with i3

I tried to use Empathy for calls via XMPP and SIP. Audio and Video calls are available options if I click on a contact, for example an XMPP contact. When I try to establish a call, the call window is ...
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Accept Google Voice incoming calls with Empathy (or any other chat) on 13.04

I have tried How do I receive incoming Google Voice calls using Empathy? and How do I set up SIP voice calling in Empathy?, but nothing works on 13.04. I don't want to store my login information on ...
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Facebook and MSN not connecting in Ubuntu 13.10

In 12.04LTS it all works fine but in 13.10 neither Facebook nor MSN connects. Seriously I wish Ubuntu will go back to Pidgin that just works fine without any issues.
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Any way to integrate Facebook chat with Empathy without going through Online Accounts?

I'm having trouble getting Facebook to integrate with online accounts. Personally I don't like the idea anyway but in Fedora, I could just enter my facebook username and password and was able to chat ...
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Online accounts advanced setting with Empathy (13.10)

the new online accounts doesn't have the advanced settings as the empathy accounts had. How do i change the google server to connect to? i read here: https://wiki.gnome.org/Empathy/FAQ I can't ...
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Facebook doesn't remember Empathy as trusted “computer” when notifications enableb on FB

On Facebook I have email notifications enabled when a new "computer" (read: new browser/app) logins on my account. For few months I've had these notifications every single time I go online on Empathy. ...
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Empathy ask for authorisation each time I try to connect to Facebook chat [closed]

Empathy can't connect to facebook chat, it always ask for authorisation at the chat window. I tried a workaround by changing the facebook provider configuration and re-installed Empathy/reconnect to ...
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How to start empathy and steam on different workspace / viewport

The applications empathy and steam should start on different workspaces / viewports. In the tool ccsm there is the configuration option Window Management --> Place Windows --> Fixed Window Placement ...
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How to disable login notification in gnome 3.8 ubuntu 13.04

I like being able to chat from notification bar, but every second someone log on, very annoying. can i disable this? if no how to disable whole thing? Thank you! I am new to linux so far i love it ...
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empathy-accounts replaced online accounts

In ubuntu empathy-accounts replaced by "Online accounts". I have not my account in it. How to run empathy-accounts ? Where i can find clear tutorial for porting empathy-accounts to online-accounts ?
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Empathy crashes when I open the acount manager

Empathy is working with my google and facebook accounts, but every time I attempt to open the account manager it presents the account manager windows briefly and then closes it. The application ...
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Empathy is telling me I have a new IM message but I can't find it

... and can't get the notification to go away: How do I find the message or clear the notification? I've looked at my list of contacts and none of them have a blinking icon. I've closed Empathy ...
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Empathy AND Pidgin fail chatting “people nearby”

I can't use either Empathy or Pidgin to reply to some users using the "people nearby" / people near me / bonjour / avahi protocol. I can receive messages from them, it will arrive on my machine, but ...
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How to remove integration with Ubuntu Online Accounts?

How to remove integration with Ubuntu Online Accounts? When I try remove this junk in Gnome synaptic try remove Evolution Empathy...
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empathy “Facebook account requires authorization” problem

I am trying to connect to my Facebook account from Empathy on Ubuntu 13.04. When setting up the account in Empathy everything looks OK, but then Empathy just shows the message: Facebook account ...
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Disable Bubble notifications in Empathy using Ubuntu 13.04

How do I Disable Bubble notifications in Empathy using Ubuntu 13.04? There are a couple threads out there like this one: how to disable Empathy notifications in ubuntu 13.04 but there isn't an org ...
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Empathy not loading Facebook account

Empathy is displaying "Facebook account needs authorization". I've looked into the issue quite a bit and I've tried the trick where you log in with your username. It seems to work for almost everyone ...
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How to marry empathy and friends together like it was in 11.04?

After transitioning from ubuntu 11.04 to 13.04, installing friends(Gwibber nextgen). What I find missing is: the ability to have both it and empathy under a single roof without having it linger ...
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Can I make user list in Empathy more compressed?

Can I make user list in Empathy more compressed? I thought Pidgin's list is too lax, but Empathy is even more so. For comparison, here's Empathy for Ubuntu (left) and QIP for Windows (right):
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How do I see offline users in Empathy

How do I utilize Groups in Empathy? How do I see offline users in Empathy? I have installed Empathy from repositories on Ubuntu 13.04 and use it to connect to ICQ. All I can see is the list of ...
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Empathy Audio Call Option Disabled 13.04

Recently, I noticed that the Audio Call option is now disabled (greyed out) in Empathy when I right click on an available GoogleTalk contact. This option used to be available a few days ago. I do ...
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Is there a way to be notified of a Google hangout request in Empathy?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit. With older versions, if I was signed into Google Talk using Empathy, and someone sent me a Hangout/video call request, I'd get a notification of the request the same way ...
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Chromium and Empathy don't like eachother

Basically what happens is that I logged into my google account with the online accounts thing in Ubuntu 13.04, and so if I first open Chromium and then open Empathy, Empathy will give me an error ...
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Online accounts - what is its purpose 13.04?

Ok so I have put in my facebook etc into Online Accounts, but I don't understand what the integration is concerning my email and notifications, I see the Empathy messaging service which is cool I ...