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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Empathy will not authorize facebook account

Short and sweet: I can not get Empathy to add facebook as an account. At all. It asks me to log into facebook (the facebookname@chat.facebook.com will not work here, I tried. Comes back as invalid, ...
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How to install Yahoo Messenger on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I'm from India and I'm using ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine since last year and half. So, my issue is "How should I install Yahoo Messenger on my machine?" Installing Yahoo Messenger on Windows ...
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How to set company gmail account on Empathy

Hi, We are using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in our company. I am given Google email for business with email id like sunny@mycompany.com. All of our staff is using empathy for internal communication as well as ...
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Empathy Voice/Video chats with XMPP

What I must install that use voice/video chats in Empathy via XMPP with Openfire server? Thanks for helping.
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Cannot connect to online accounts in Empathy (Ubuntu 12.10)

All my online accounts that connect to Empathy for IM will not work. Empathy gives an error message of "No reason specified" for each one. Gwibber works fine, so it seems to be a problem more related ...
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How do I install video4linux2 in Ubuntu 12.10, and do I need to?

I'm still pretty new to Ubuntu so please bear with me. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and I am trying to get a couple of old external USB webcams working on my laptops. The built-in laptop webcams work ...
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Change Yahoo! alias in Empathy

Empathy displays my Yahoo! alias as a changeable string, but It doesn't save my new alias and it keeps using the default (your name before the @ sign) Image How can I change it ?
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Empaty and telepathy not needed

I have removed empathy, because I do not use any of the clients, which were available there. I would like to remove telepathy also. However, I use Skype occasionally. I am curious if I remove ...
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How to bridge skype and empathy in ubuntu 14.04

Can some one help me to bridge between empathy and skype? I followed every post from here and google. But it's not working. There is no option for skype in gnome-account. I have installed ...
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Why aren't these Empathy bugs fixed? Style broken. First message blank

I'm sure this is filed in plenty of bug reports. Does anyone know why on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 64 and 32bits (and probably several prior releases) this bug in empathy still exists? The first ...
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How to set up a Video call call using Empathy and google+

I'm trying to set up a video call between a Lenovo Z580 laptop and a Samsung Ace 2 Android smart phone using google+. The laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04 with Empathy and the phone is using Hangout. ...
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Problem cause with libxml2 after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

After upgrade 12.04 64bit LTS to ubuntu 14.04 64bit LTS have problems with libxml2. Can't run software center,empathy etc # software-center Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How do I join a channel on Freenode with Empathy?

I have empathy already installed but am not sure how to configure it to join the channel at http://www.ape-project.org. I do not have a password or login name yet to properly configure the channel ...
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Empathy does not allow to add Facebook profile account

Empathy does not allow me to add my Facebook profile account in Ubuntu 13.04. It is showing the following error message. How can I resolve this? If anyone could help me? Error Accessing App We're ...
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Can't delete Facebook and Google in Online Accounts! Where is the config file for Ubuntu Online Accounts located?

since today I have an issue with my Ubuntu Online Account Settings. I started Empathy to log into my messengers, but I got an error that Facebook, Google and MSN need an authentication. I tried to ...
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How do I open the preferences dialog in empathy under Ubuntu 14.04?

I run empathy (version 3.8.6) under Gnome Shell (Gnome 3.10 environment) in Ubuntu 14.04. When I open it, I get the contact page but no menu is shown. I want to open the preferences dialog but I don't ...
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Regarding Facebook messages and Pidgin

This question seems to be kind of difficult to explain, so I haven't been able to find the answers anywhere for lack of search terms that I can think of. And maybe most people don't consider it a ...
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Empathy & gchat keep bouncing

OK this is an odd one. Just started today. Jabber via Empathy disconnects but it still looks like I am online. I can even send ims though they never reach their destination. Seeming at the same time ...
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Change nickname in xmpp room

On pidgin, I could set what my nickname is for a chat room by changing the room settings. I do not seem to have any such option to change nickname (or alias) for "favorite rooms" in Empathy. In ...
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Empathy and Pidgin not showing offline Facebook messages

When I start Empathy or Pidgin, I don't see any notifications that someone has sent me a Facebook message while I am offline. I start receiving messages after opening any of the two clients. Is there ...
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Is it possible to get desktop notifications from IRC chat room on Empathy?

I wanna receive the default desktop notifications using IRC Chat room in Empathy. Is there any plugin to do that?
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Is it possible to use IRC Chat on new Empathy?

I can't find any option to add IRC acount on the Online Accounts service.
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Uninstall empathy without affecting dependencies

I am trying to uninstall empathy from my Ubuntu 12.10. So I issued the following command sudo apt-get purge empathy Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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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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How to remove the mail/IM icon from the notification area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the mail icon indicator applet? How do I remove the mail/IM icon (envelope) from the notification area in Ubuntu 12.04? I'm not using the IM client nor ...
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Empathy won't connect to my Facebook account [duplicate]

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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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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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 [closed]

When I try adding Facebook in Online Accounts it gives me Is there any way to fix this problem?
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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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How can I change icon size in Empathy in 13.04?

I upgraded from 12.04 to 13.04, and after I realized that the icon size (or theme) of contact list of Empathy can not be changed. Is it true? Or could I not find the setting? The huge icons are very ...
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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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Facebook integration in Empathy doesn't work in 12.10

The new web apps feature is fun, I've set up everything as it should be, but Empathy still doesn't connect to Facebook. When I go to the "Online-accounts" dialog and open the Empathy options dialog ...
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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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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 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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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 to start Empathy hidden in 13.04?

How to start Empathy in hidden mode in 13.04? This was possible in previous versions of Ubuntu using empathy -h or empathy --start-hidden. But, in 13.04, if you auto-start Empathy in hidden mode, ...
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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 create/edit/remove a group in Empathy

In 12.04 with Empathy 3.4.2.3 I can't seem to find the options for adding, removing or even editing a group. Are there still there or moved where?
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Empathy protocol icons

I'm surprised that Empathy can't display the protocol icons. Even in the latest Ubuntu 12.10. I'd like to know why if someone can tell me.
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Configuring pidgin-sipe in Empathy

While adding my communicator account in pidgin was a cakewalk, i am struggling with the connection preferences in empathy. can anyone give me the steps?
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Empathy fails to show any contacts, accounts say status is set to offline when it isn't

When I start Empathy absolutely no contacts appear, including if I check to show offline contacts. My accounts are set up and authenticated and yes - I do have contacts on both accounts. When I check ...
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Empathy doesn't seem to be connected to Ubuntu Online Accounts

I made the decision to switch from Pidgin to Empathy on my Ubuntu 12.10 netbook. However, after uninstalling Pidgin and installing Empathy, there seems to be a disconnect between Empathy and Ubuntu ...