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 cannot to entertain. Preferably, those clients should meet the following criteria:

  • DCC support
  • GTK application, or anything that works in LXDE without pulling too many dependencies
  • It would help us if you can tell us what that limitation you cite is?
    – user33877
    Nov 30, 2011 at 2:31
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    @it'sme The inability to automatically accept DCC requests.
    – Oxwivi
    Nov 30, 2011 at 5:23

4 Answers 4


There is console version: IRCII

I do not know about DCC (to be honest), but I have used pidgin many times and had no issues with it: Pidgin

I have found this which seems to have support:Smuxi

  • Smuxi, I'm not sure about URI integration, however there's certainly no DCC support. Pidgin has no URI integration either.
    – Oxwivi
    Nov 28, 2011 at 19:31
  • A better link for IRCII would be much appreciated. :)
    – Oxwivi
    Nov 28, 2011 at 19:33
  • @Oxwivi the official link for IRCII: link
    – Cormite
    Nov 28, 2011 at 20:53

I don't know if it will be light-weight enough for you but Konversation might fit the bill.

  • 309 MB more will be taken up if I want to install Konversation in LXDE...
    – Oxwivi
    Nov 29, 2011 at 9:57
  • I guess not then ;-) Nov 29, 2011 at 18:48

The X chat link indeed is very script orientated but the easy way is this X chat command

/set gui_url_mod = 0

Just make sure to shut down X chat normally and it will be remembered.

  • Looked this command up, it's for a completely different issue.
    – Oxwivi
    Dec 1, 2011 at 10:59

The Opera browser offers a built-in IRC client. No logging, though, which can be a turn-off.

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