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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Why is the file /var/crash/_usr_lib_empathy_empathy-chat.1000.upload empty?

I just experienced an unusual crash: I tried to click on a name entry in the contact list of Empathy. A crash happened. Usually I am asked then if I'd like to report the error to Launchpad, and ...
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How can I enable the “Share Desktop” feature in Empathy?

What steps do I need to follow if I want to use the Share Desktop feature with another user in Empathy? I've already enabled the Remote Desktop option through System -> Preferences -> Remote Desktop ...
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How to force Empathy Internet Messaging to change default webcam?

I just recently bought a new webcam. It is USB powered. For personal reasons, I wish to not use the built in webcam that came with my netbook. I want to use this new one. I love empathy, it is a ...
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Problems Connecting MSN with empathy

I don't know if I am the only one with this bug, but I can't use my MSN account with a freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Empathy. It used to work with my Arch Linux, but now with Ubuntu, it ...
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How can I remove Empathy, and integrate Pidgin?

I don't like the Empathy chat client, and I want to use Pidgin instead, but I want to maintain the functionality Empathy has in the messaging menu. How can I do this in the cleanest way possible?
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How can I automatically set my status to Available when I log in?

This is the first thing I do after logging in: How can I make it happen automatically?
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Cannot connect to google talk using empathy/pidgin after upgrading

I can't seem to be able to connect to google talk using either pidgin or empathy after upgrading to Ubuntu 10.10 (fresh install). I do not know why... empathy just writes "Connecting ..." forever ...
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How do I set up SIP voice calling in Empathy?

I would like to use Empathy for Internet voice chat, but I do not see an option under the Empathy Accounts menu to create a SIP account. How do I set up Internet voice calling in Empathy?
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How to enable Empathy chat room notifications?

Is it possible in Empathy (Ubuntu 11.10, gnome-shell) to receive notifications when somebody posts a message to a chat room? I have checked the "Enable bubble notifications" box under edit > ...
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Get Chat (Empathy) to pop up when people are talking to me

When people start a new convo with me, all I see initially is that the message indicator is lit. This isn't quite obvious, so I'd like the new chat window to just pop up in my face. How can I do this? ...
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How do I block people with Empathy

I'm trying to block a user from contacting me, but can't seem to do this from the Empathy interface. How do I block contacts?
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how to disable Empathy notifications in ubuntu 13.04

in 12.10 there was a tab on preferences of empathy that i could configure notifications in empathy and now in 13.04 it's not available anymore so is there any way to disable the notifications or the ...
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How do I install the empathy smilies (from maverick) in Pidgin?

How do I install the empathy smilies (from maverick) in Pidgin? I really like the look of them.
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How do I receive incoming Google Voice calls using Empathy?

I have a google voice number so I can receive phone calls dialed to an actual phone number when I'm logged into gmail (via the gtalk widget sidebar). I see I can use Empathy to make voice calls with ...
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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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How can I automatically set my status to Busy when Empathy starts?

So I can make Empathy log me in on boot, but how do I make my initial status Busy?
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How to install Empathy 3.x?

Is it possible and if yes how, to install Empathy 3.0.1 and above in Ubuntu 11.04?
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Synchronizing/merging Empathy logs and Google chat logs

If I use Empathy to log into my Google account and chat with people, I can enable logging and have it save chat logs to my computer. The problem is, I don't only use one computer, so I end up with ...
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Can I use Skype through Empathy?

I'd prefer to have my communications centralised in Empathy. Is it possible to see my Skype contacts in Empathy and use voice, video or chat?
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Empathy cannot connect to MSN account

I've just installed Maverick, and while it seems to work so far, Empathy is unable to connect to my MSN account. I've verified that Pidgin can connect. I've tried looking at the Empathy debug log, ...
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How do I install glib?

I want to build the Empathy in Ubuntu 11.04. When I follow the build process, ./autogen.sh The shell said to me that libtoolize: copying file `m4/lt~obsolete.m4' checking for autoconf >= ...
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Empathy Audio Call, Video Call, Desktop Sharing and File Sending not working

When trying to make a Video or Audio Call from a Gmail account to another Gmail account it throws a window error with the following output: There was an error starting the call I have the Gmail ...
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Some programs looking very wrong

Some nautilus, empathy etc windows are having some lost graphic elements: But some apps such as Xfce Terminal still looks normal Is this because of some package missing? EDIT After sudo ...
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How can I manage Empathy (Online) accounts in Lubuntu 12.10?

I use empathy, but in Lubuntu Quantal, I cannot add/manage accounts... Is there a workaround?
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Will removing Empathy (for Pidgin) break my desktop integration?

The question (here) answers the question about whether or not Empathy can be replaced with Pidgin. What it doesn't answer is whether or not removing Empathy (via Software Centre) will break Ubuntu ...
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How to open new IM in Empathy (instead of having to clicking envelope)?

Is there a way to configure Empathy so that when a new IM arrives I can open it using a keyboard shortcut rather than having to click the envelope icon of the Indicator Applet?
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What protocol does Empathy's “People Nearby” use, and what other chat programs use it?

What is the name of this protocol? Can I interact with people using other chat programs, like Pidgin on linux or Adium on OS X? Which programs recognize it, and which don't?
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Google Talk account not working with Empathy

I am setting up Ubuntu. I just got ubuntu installed this morning. I went to set up Empathy with my Google Talk account, but no matter what, it says "Authorization Failed" even though I can very well ...
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“untrusted Connection” Warning in Empathy

Today when I opened Empathy I got this (unusual) error box. I have never got this warning before regarding untrusted connection. What should I do? Is it a security risk if I continue without a second ...
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How do I make Empathy use the system proxy settings?

I want to use Empathy which is provided by default with Ubuntu 10.10. Unfortunately, it seems unable to take account of the proxy settings I applied system-wide. On the contrary, other programs are ...
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Can Empathy show what Rhythmbox track I'm listening to?

There was an MSN Messenger feature that would show what track you were currently listening to. I'm using Rhythmbox as my music player. Does Empathy have this feature?
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Removing Empathy from 12.10 wants to remove the Gnome-Core package

I would like to remove Empathy from my Ubuntu system, (I am currently running Quantal without Unity, just Gnome). When I try remove it in Synaptic it also wants to remove Gnome-Core, which I assume ...
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Empathy Chat Status Timeout

When I have my Empathy chat status set to "available", I'd like it to get set to "away" when I lock my computer of the screensaver kicks in. It seems that it stays set to "available" as I frequently ...
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Disabling empathy balloon

How can I disable empathy's notification balloon that shows up when someone sends me a message?
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Connecting Empathy to Windows Live

I've just upgraded to 12.04 (coming from 11.10). In 11.10 Windows Live accounts worked perfectly (I suppose Empathy was 3.2.*), but now in 12.04, it's 3.4.1 and the account I had was lost. It doesn't ...
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How to prevent empathy from asking keyring password on every start?

How to prevent empathy from asking keyring password on every start? I think rhytmbox also asks for my keyring password.
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Empathy icon not displayed in gnome panel

when I closed the empathy messenger client, a little icon used to show up as a notification. When I got incoming chats, the icon used to start flashing. I reorganized content on my panel and now that ...
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Why does Empathy ask for permission to access my remote accounts?

In order to let Empathy work, Ubuntu asks permission to collect information about me. Why is it that when I choose that I do not want Ubuntu to collect information about me, Empathy does not work? In ...
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Missing evolution mail and chat icons from panel in oneric ocelot

I had Ubuntu 11.04 installed on my machine. Upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 and installed weather-indicator. After this, my evolution mail and chat(empathy) icons that were placed in the panel (at right-up ...
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How to get missing dependency for make empathy: glib-compile-schemas?

I Downloaded empathy-3.0.1.tar.bz2 to install in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I ran the makefile and I got the error : configure: error: glib-compile-schemas not found. How can I fix this problem ? Please ...
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Empathy Google Talk with Non Google Account

Updated I use a live/hotmail account for my google services including google chat. In previous versions of empathy, I would specify the domain on my google talk account to talk.google.com and then it ...
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Unable to Integrate Facebook in Ubuntu 12.10

Facebook was working fine as recently as a week ago. But for whatever reason, the online account for facebook had been deleted from my System Settings. When I try to re-integrate, a browser window ...
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Empathy doesn't connect to Facebook account

Empathy worked pretty fine until last updates, now it refuses to connect to Facebook account. All other accounts work fine, except Facebook. My username and password are 100% correct. I'v tried to ...
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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...