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You need libglib2.0-dev for glib-gettext. You can install it with sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev


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From the Empathy FAQ: Where does Empathy save files (accounts, logs, configuration)? Accounts settings are saved in ~/.mission-control/accounts/accounts.cfg (except passwords which are stored in gnome-keyring). New logs (since Empathy 2.31.4) are saved in ~/.local/share/TpLogger/logs Old logs are saved in ~/.local/share/Empathy/logs/ ...


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This works in 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04 - however, the fix for 12.04 isn't in the main repositories yet, it should be there by the end of May however. The "Share Desktop" feature of Empathy uses vino as a VNC server and vinagre as a VNC client by default. The feature also seems to be supported only with Jabber/XMPP protocol. I tested this on Ubuntu 12.04.1 (...


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Without uninstalling anything, in file /usr/share/pyshared/papyon/service/description/AB/__init__.py (as root "sudo gedit /usr/share/pyshared/papyon/service/description/AB/__init__.py") change line 23 from this url = "http://contacts.msn.com/abservice/abservice.asmx" to this url = "https://local-bay.contacts.msn.com/abservice/abservice.asmx" or ...


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The IM system in Ubuntu is called Telepathy. Empathy is a GUI for some aspects of it. But Telepathy is really different from Pidgin. It is designed to be accessed by different applications at the same time, for instance. IE, a contact application would simply make a request for a phone call, and then you'd get a GUI to end the phone call, etc. The contact ...


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You need to install the irc plugin account-plugin-irc sudo apt-get install account-plugin-irc After that you should be able to use empathy as irc client but beware empathy has a very limited function as an IRC cliente. I would recomend to use a dedicated IRC client. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat#IRC_Clients


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Yes, it should be possible, but Skype must run in background and use two bridges: Empathy <-> libpurple <-> Skype. I personally use only the second one. The Empathy/libpurple bridge is provided by telepathy-haze The libpurple/Skype bridge is provided by the pidgin-skype


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Empathy uses Telepathy connection managers for each protocol it implements; "People nearby" happens via telepathy-salut, which in turn mainly uses link-local XMPP. Pidgin, Adium and iChat should support it, among others.


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To make the default Ubuntu IM application Empathy start automatically when you log in, the following instructions are from OMG Ubuntu: Empathy requires a little bit of a kick to get going on login. You would be forgiven for thinking that checking the ‘Automatically connect on start-up’ box in Empathy’s preferences pertained to starting on ...


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You can also just open the Edit ➜ Plugins menu in Rhythmbox and enable the "IM Status" plugin. Worked instantly for me.


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You can use -h option to start hidden, i.e., no contacts window at startup Add Empathy to startup and remember to have Connect on Startup(which is enabled by default) checked in Empathy -> Edit -> Preferences -> Behaviour


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Edit ➜ Preferences ➜ General ➜ Behavior ➜ Uncheck Display incoming events in notification area. The Messaging Menu indicator will no longer change color/brightness when you someone tries to talk to you, but that shouldn't be needed because the window will open automatically.


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After some searching, I found an app that communicates with Empathy via dbus. I pulled some code from that and created a script that will set your status. Setting it up is pretty easy: Download the script here (github page). It requires some python libraries that are in the repos (and might be installed by default): sudo apt-get install python-dbus ...


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Google Talk uses the XMPP (Jabber) standardized protocol; the following is a complete list of the IM clients in the Ubuntu repositories which should support Google Talk. Please note that some of these are command-line (console) clients; I have highlighted the ones I know are graphical (or GUI) in bold: ayttm - Universal instant messaging client barnowl - ...


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On 12.10 it seems like you need to install account-plugin-irc package to use IRC in Empathy. Perhaps this will solve the problem on earlier versions of Ubuntu (such as 12.04) as well.


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The package isn't in official Ubuntu repositories. At the moment you have two choices: Using some non-official package (PPA): Open a terminal and type sudo add-apt-repository ppa:telepathy/ppa. If this succeeded, type sudo apt-get update. Now you are done and can install Empathy. The current PPA version is 3.0.0-1~ppa11.04+1. Go to the Empathy tree. There ...


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When you enable two-step verification on a Gmail account you then need to generate an application specific password for each program you want to access your account. This will be different to your normal Gmail password (which will no longer work on it's own) To do this log into your Gmail account and then go to the Google account settings. Click Edit ...


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FreeNode will require you to authenticate to NickServ each time you connect to the network to be recognised as a registered user, so most likely you are occasionally being disconnected. If you would like to identify with NickServ automatically, you can use your nickname password as the network password when connecting to the network. In Empathy, this can ...


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I had this problem too . It seemed to occur after an upgrade, I could add new accounts, and disable old ones, but unable to remove old accounts using the proper windows. I eventually found that account information appeared to be stored in the directory /home/$USER/.config/libaccounts-glib/ (replace $USER with your username.) There where 3 files in ...


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The telepathy-gabble 0.18.1 package in Ubuntu actually contained a work-around for the problem, not a proper solution. Quoting from the ChangeLog: telepathy-gabble (0.18.1-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream stable release - work around Facebook server behaviour change so we don't consider its service discovery response to be spoofed (...


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There are 2 3 ways: Don't use auto-login (it's not like having to type a password and then waiting 5 seconds for the desktop to load is going to harm your productivity). If you really want to use auto-login, change the password of your keyring(s) to be empty (but remember that that might expose your passwords for IM/mail accounts, WiFi networks, etc. to ...


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Bonjour is Apple's trade marked name for the Zeroconf protocols. These protocols consist of: A method of automatically assigning IP addresses to machines on the local network when no DHCP server is available. A method of advertising services on the local network (service discovery over multicast DNS). Avahi is the implementation of these protocols used ...


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Prior to version 11.10 (which included Empathy 3.0), this was not possible from the Empathy interface. See also: Launchpad bug report Upstream bug report OMG! Ubuntu article regarding the new feature


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Removing telepathy-butterfly (complete removal in synaptic) did the trick for me - no need for reinstallation.


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I know this is an old question, but this is one of the top searches in Google for this, so I thought I should post the answer here. The source is: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/+bug/486508/comments/11 I just had that issue, you can modify /usr/share/empathy/empathy-chat-window.ui and change the line that says: <accelerator key="W"...


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Try: 1) go to https://www.google.com/accounts/ManageAccount 2) click "Authorizing applications & sites" (https://www.google.com/accounts/IssuedAuthSubTokens) 3) use the "Generate new application-specific password" feature 4) add that new password to Empathy


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This has been reported on Launchpad as a problem report. The only suggestion in the report is to switch to Pidgin since that supports 2-step verification.


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What you want I think is udev rules. I'm on 12.04 so your mileage may vary, but here's an example: You want to change switch /dev/video1 and /dev/video0. First get the info you need: udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm info -q path -n /dev/video0) udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm info -q path -n /dev/video1) Copy both of those huge blocks of text into gedit Mine ...


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There isn't anything collecting information about you, empathy uses online accounts integration to provide the credentials necessary to login to those services. It isn't really different than with the earlier versions of empathy where you gave empathy your login information directly. Now when you setup the account, you can also choose to let other ...



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