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IRC chat on Telepathy

I'm trying to figure out how to get IRC working on Telepathy. I have installed the telepathy-idle package as suggested here and here. I have installed these telepathy packages ii ...
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Xchat unable to connect

I am using Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. I have been trying to connect to freenode IRC server through Xchat application but I am getting the following error: Looking up irc.freenode.net * Connecting to ...
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Where or when can I ask Ubuntu employees questions related to Ubuntu?

Where or when can I ask Ubuntu employees questions related to Ubuntu? Is there a Google Hangouts session where they regularly take questions from the community? Is there a Schedule for that ...
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How do I do Xdcc downloads on the command line?

I need a command line Irc client (e.g. Irssi) that can download files from a Xdcc bot. I already tried Irssi, joined the channel and requested a file from the Xdcc bot using the usual /msg botname ...
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Setup Identd in Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently installed XChat on my system, only to find out my favorite server requires Identd. Great, I've tried everything on the internet to get it to work but nothing does, a little help here? ...
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key-shortcut accessible command-history (in gnome-terminal) for irssi sessions needed!

I use gnome-terminal in combination with irssi and I am wondering if there's anything like .bash_history logfile for irssi, that can be used/implemented/set up, that enables one to retrieve previously ...
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How do I configure smuxi-server to run as a normal service?

I installed the smuxi-engine package on my Ubuntu 14.04 server which contains the smuxi-server binary. But I do not see instructions anywhere on configuring it to run as a service. Is there a way to ...
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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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Coolest looking terminal IRC client [closed]

I am looking for a IRC client for the terminal that has colors, user list and just generally looks awesome ;) Any recommendations? There are loads of IRC clients in the repositories and I don't want ...
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ircd-hybrid operator configuration

I've installed ircd-hybrid server on Ubuntu, configured it, and it's up and running. I've configured my operator{} section in /etc/ircd-hybrid/ircd.conf, setting my name, user, and password. But I ...
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Xchat Irc fails to connect when VPN si on

I'm using a VPN from securitykiss.com by simply adding the username and pass and simply connecting. I'm a noob at linux so please help. I'm trying to use Xchat Irc with my vpn connected but I can't ...
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Is Irssi capable of handling file transfers?

Title pretty much says it all. I'm learning Irssi so I can also learn how to handle screen better. The only feature I've found so far that Irssi can't seem to do, is handle any sort of file transfer. ...
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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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Trouble installing ircd-hybrid

I have installed ircd-hybrid and commented out the host line in /etc/ircd-hybrid/ircd.conf I have also allowed ports 6665-6669 in ufw and restarted ircd-hybrid This is the error I get when trying ...
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How do I setup a LDAP-backed IRC server?

How can I configure an IRC server that is backed by LDAP? Right now, I'm looking at making an IRC server that is backed by an OpenLDAP or 389 instance for user authentication. Which IRCD should I be ...
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How can get a quassel-client and quassel-core irc setup and running?

I want to use quassel to access my irc channels from multiple laptops, and want to know how to get it set up. I have a server I will install the core on and several laptops that will run the client. ...
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How can I join the Ubuntu IRC channel and what should I expect?

I'm looking to chat to people about Ubuntu, and I don't think Ask Ubuntu is the right place, as I don't have specific questions to be answered. I've been told that I could join the IRC channel for ...
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Not able to connect to irc.freenode.net on XChat IRC client in Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I am facing problems connecting to the Freenode IRC server on my XChat IRC client. My service provider is Tikona. I have to go to a proxy 1.254.254.254, enter my login credentials and then I am ...
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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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Cannot change Empathy chat status from Me Menu when using IRC

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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Xchat : How to hide join/leave messages

I am wondering if there is a way to hide the 'blalbal has joins the #channel' messages for people joining and leaving. There are so many of them. I am using the IRC client Xchat.
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What IRC clients are available? [closed]

What programs can be used for IRC (=Internet Relay Chat)?
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What IRC servers are available for Ubuntu

I want to setup an IRC server in my local network. I would like to know the IRC server options available for Ubuntu. I heard that irc-hybrid is good. Do you have any other suggestions. The thing is ...
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Self-hosted browser based IRC client alternatives

I have looked at the self-hosted web browser based IRC-clients Subway and Alice as I never seem to get an invite for IRCcloud. The two alternatives I have found suffer from really bad bugs. They work ...
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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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Hybrid 7 IRC server: How can I set a server password?

I'm running a small IRC server on Ubuntu 12.10 using ircd-hybrid and i'm having a few issues setting a password for the server (setting a channel password works fine), I have tried setting the ...
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How do I configure irssi?

I am using irssi client for IRC chat and I would like to know how to configure the ~/.irssi/config file so that I can put in my username and password (I have a registered Nick in the IRC). Also I'd ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, SSL, IRC: Unable to build with OpenSSL

I have a small server running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. On it I wanted to set up IRC with SSL support. it appears that ircd-hybrid is most popular. I am not married to using it so other options are welcome. ...
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Is there an IRC client for Ubuntu with inline media?

Does any IRC client exist for Ubuntu which displays media inline (perhaps via plugin)? A few IRC clients for Mac OS X (e.g. Textual and LimeChat) support inline media and will auto-embed linked ...
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IRC in Empathy on 12.10

I opened Empathy, go to accounts (F4), it takes me to "Online Accounts" where I can choose between many account types, but there is no IRC. There is face, google, twitter....but no IRC. Am I missing ...
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pop-up notifications not showing when using xchat

I use xchat for irc, and by default, xchat doesn't show pop-up notifications (unlike growl in Mac, which shows pop-up notifications) whenever something is posted on the message box. Is there a way ...
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How to open irc:// links in Empathy

Whenever I click on a irc:// link in Ubuntu 12.10 (with browser Firefox) it always wants to open them in a web chat thing called Mibbit. I would like to be able to open them (in a new tab) in ...
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Unable to use XChat

I have XChat installed, and when I start it, I get errors: Looking up irc.mintirc.net Looking up 172.16.1.10 Connecting to 172.16.1.10 (172.16.1.10) port 8080... HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden Proxy ...
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Can I stop my mouse from [accidentally] pasting text to irc channels?

Xubuntu 12.10 I do not mind that text is occasionally pasted when I can simply Ctrl+Z most things, or simply erase the text. Currently however, when I ssh to a server running my irc client, clicking ...
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LightIRC is blank

I am trying to join an IRC powered by LightIRC. Specifically I would like to join this one. It is simply some HTML embedded in blogger. I have already contacted the the person who installed this ...
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In Empathy IRC, how do I turn off the “joined” and “disconnected” messages?

In Empathy IRC, how do I turn off the "joined" and "disconnected" messages?
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What IRC client(s) would allow me to filter out log messages?

I have been using Empathy and more recently Pidgin as my IRC client. But there is one feature missing from both of these clients that keeps bothering me. I want to be able to see only what people are ...
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ircd-hybdrid, SSL, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a small server running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. On it I wanted to set up IRC with SSL support. it appears that ircd-hybrid is most popular. I am not married to using it so other options are welcome. ...
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IRC client that automatically associates with IRC URI

I know there are workarounds for opening IRC links with XChat, but I'm looking for clients that does this automatically. I'm quite aware of Chatzilla as well, but it has a certain limitation I'm ...
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Where does one get the info to run software off of the software center download site?

Like for instance I see a lot of Qt and C++ programs but where is the background info, like getting on IRC and using the kde gui? Is there info in the archives on how to program or am I going to have ...
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how can i set ircd-hybrid server password?

I have been struggling with this for days, is there a way to set up a password for an ircd-hybrid server so that no one can connect to it without first entering a password? I have the server up and ...
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Chatting with Empathy

I'd like to chat in some irc-channels hostet at freenode and i don't really know how. How do I create an account, how do I use it with Empathy?
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Empathy “Authentication failed” when connecting to Freenode

I have set up an IRC account in Empathy - the default server is, of course, Freenode. Empathy tries to connect and after a few moments reports, "Authentication failed". I have tried with and without ...
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How can I open irc:// links in Pidgin from Chromium?

I want to open irc:// links in pidgin from chromium. When i am logged-in to a irc server(irc.freenode.net) running purple-url-handler irc://irc.freenode.net/#ubuntu in terminal works fine. But when ...
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Stop Gwibber and Empathy from scrolling to new messages

Gwibber and Empathy constantly scrolls to a new message as soon as they arrive, making it hard to read older messages, especially on IRC. Is there a way to tell Gwibber and Empathy to not jump to a ...
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InspIRCd with gnutls

I'm receiving an error trying to setup an IRC server with InspIRCd using gnutls for SSL connections. Ubuntu Server 11.10 (Kernel 3.0.0-14-server) InspIRCd-1.1.22+Azeitao r0 Logfile; ==> ...
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Prevent xchat from trying to join channels until I have been authenticated

I use XChat for IRC. Some of the automatic channels I want to join require that I be identified with services. I have set xchat to autologin with nickserv when i start up, but sometimes there is a ...
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Where is a list of special url types?

I was looking in gconf-editor, and I say under url-handlers, all sorts of things before I thought had nothing to do with urls. I knew that you could do apt:package and irc:channel, but it had things ...