I have been unable to use Google Talk with Empathy since I updated to 10.10. I have this problem on three computers, one which is updated and two that were fresh installs (4 months apart, so a different image).

The error I get is:

"Disconected - No reason specified"
  • Looks like a configuration problem, what are your settings? – Adam Byrtek Apr 2 '11 at 9:54
  • @AdamByrtek: It seems to be a problem with libpurple and gtalk. I've encountered the same issue over and over with empathy on both 10.04 and 10.10, so I tried another non-libpurple client and it works. – RolandiXor Apr 2 '11 at 16:27
  • I use Empathy and I don't have any problems with Google Talk. The fact that he has the same problem on three different machines could mean that the configuration is wrong (eg. wrong port numbers). – Adam Byrtek Apr 3 '11 at 9:59

You have to type the full email address including the domain.

Eg: aneesh@gmail.com

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I've found empathy/pidgin to have problems with gtalk in general, so you might be better off using gajim Install gajim to connect to gtalk. It doesn't support video I think, but it is more stable in terms of the connection.


Or you may use this handy trick to do all you can do with google talk, audio/video chatting is also supported and the best part is this gtalk is developed by google itself http://tutafuta.com/2011/05/25/how-to-use-gtalk-on-linux-or-mac/

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