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Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a messaging protocol for groups to interact in real time.

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bug when running irc server

when I was using ./inspircd start to run the IRC server. I got a problem like this: bug they hint me to using a public IP address but I am using the public IP address of my server there. So I don't ...
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How do I connect to Libera.Chat with HexChat?

Libera.Chat has arrived and marketed itself as the successor to Freenode: We’re excited to announce the launch of Libera.Chat, and welcome you to a next-generation IRC network for free and open ...
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Is there a CLI IRC client with a GUI?

Some CLI apps, like htop, do a great job at providing you with a UI for configuring it. This way you can do some customizations just using the keyboard and/or mouse (!), without spending spending a ...
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"Konversation" Dictionary

Where is the IRC program 'Konversation' dictionary? I've had a few slip of the mouse when clicking to correct a misspelled word and instead added it to the dictionary. I am using version 1.7.5
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Polari doesn't join any chatroom. 'Join' button stays greyed-out (disabled)

I'm trying to use polari IRC client on Ubuntu Focal (20.04) without success. The 'Join' button stays greyed-out (disabled) no matter which server or chatroom I choose. Following are some info: ...
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Polari connect to bouncer with custom port

Polari doesn't have much to go on in the way of documentation. I'm trying to connect to my ZNC bouncer, which uses a non-standard IRC port. When I try connecting the XChat/HexChat (irc.domain.tld/port)...
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Hiding NickServ password on irssi

On WeeChat, there is a configuration option to hide your NickServ password while entering it (eg. /msg NickServ identify •••••••) but on irssi, there seems to be no such option and it shows your ...
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netcat is unable to establish communication [closed]

I followed the standard procedure to connect via an access port, based on the following commands: nc -l -pxxxx nc <ip address> -pxxxx However when I enter the second command on another ...
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"Too many levels of symbolic link" when installing any IRC server

I've been trying all morning to install any IRC server on my 16.04 VPS. I've had a lot of other issues, but now whenever I try to install basically any IRC server I get something like this: Failed to ...
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compilation terminated: How to install FiSHLiM on Ubuntu and Debian

How do I install fishlim? thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo apt install build-essential libglib2.0-dev libssl-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Swich over from tab to another in terminal tab

I am using irssi and when i have only one irssi in a single tab i can switch around between different channels using alt + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc. but when i open up a new tab the alt + number keys ...
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How to use SSL with Quassel? (Lubuntu 18.10 i386)

I executed the command in the Quassel documentation and in File > Networks > Configure Networks clicked 'Edit...' for irc.ubuntu.com:8001 and checked 'Use SSL' (with no proxy, nothing in the Advanced ...
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How can I start Hexchat minimized with the main window hidden?

I added Hexchat IRC client to my startup applications. After logging into my session, it shows the main window which I would like to automatically hide and minimize it to its tray icon.
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How do I set up glowing bear for Ubuntu servers?

So glowing -bear got a recent snap. https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/call-for-testing-snapcraft-2-35/2880/2 How do I set it up for ubuntu servers ? please keep in mind that I already have vpn in my ...
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How to set host port in Plari software

In adding new network, I didn't find any option to set custom port. So is it possible to connect to a IRC server with different port in Polari software?
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irssi: Where do Private messages go?

When I first set up irssi, I can easily join a channel, but I'm used to seeing popups when people ping me privately. In default irssi it appears there is no way of knowing if someone sent you a ...
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Difference between weechat and weechat-curses

I recently started using weechat IRC client on Ubuntu. After the installation the client can be started by either running weechat or weechat-curses commands. Can someone explain the difference in both?...
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Is there an IRC channel for this Ubuntu community where I can get help and talk to people?

I'm wondering if there's any IRC channel for Ubuntu where I can talk with other people if I need any help? Also, I'm pretty excited for linux and Ubuntu. I had used Kali Linux in virtual machine ...
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ChatZilla connection refused

I am new to ChatZilla and IRC. I am trying to connect to Moznet and I am getting this error: [INFO] Attempting to connect to “moznet”. Use /cancel to abort. [INFO] Connecting to irc://moznet/ (...
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How to configure two servers with two charsets on Irssi

I like to connect to some IRC servers with different charsets. For example, IRC-Hispano [still] uses ISO-8859-15, and Freenode uses UTF-8. I want to use the right charset in every server. In the case ...
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UnrealIRCd 4.x.x on Ubuntu 15.10

Depending on installation and desired configuration, why do I get errors with everything from c-ares to pkg-config when trying to install unrealIRCd 4.x? I followed the installation steps, so what ...
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How can I make Hexchat default all its channels to "Hide Join/Part Messages"?

How can I make Hexchat default all its channels to "Hide Join/Part Messages"? I hate having to select it manually, and the settings do not seem to save when I close hexchat. Is there any way I can ...
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how to connect with my registered nickname on freenode webchat from xchat

I have registered my nickname on freenode webchat and now I want to connect from xchat irc client.
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Command-line IRC program? [duplicate]

I currently use xchat as my default IRC program, but I don't really like GUIs, I prefer TUIs, is there an IRC program out there which has a TUI rather than a GUI? I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with ...
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weechat fresh installation OR reset all settings to default

Being new to Ubuntu/Linux I've tried to quickly setup the newly installed weechat using this proposed configuration. Now, since it is hard to learn to use it, respectively get easy help AND weechat ...
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Import Error When Trying to Run Bot

Recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 and now I get this error when I try to run the irc bot sopel: File "/usr/local/bin/sopel", line 9, in <module> load_entry_point('sopel==6.0.0a4', '...
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ircii - how to set default server in ircII?

I somehow set Freenode as my default server in ircII, but now I can't figure out how to change it. Is there any .irciirc file or something?
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Build Essentials

Good morning everyone, the long and short of it is I'm setting up an interdomain IRC server for my company. To do so I needed a c++ compiler so I was directed to build essentials. However whenever I ...
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Using IRC with password on empathy gets stuck on "Authorize Ubuntu"

I'm trying to set up empathy to use IRC on the Rizon network. After following these instructions to add IRC support, adding the Rizon server to the list (using SSL), accepting the self-signed ...
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How does firefox open irc:// links?

If I click on a link in the form of irc://irc.hackint.eu/#ubuntu I get a popup asking me, If I want to open it with the webclient Mibbit.com This used to work a few years ago, but I get no connection ...
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How to fix : unable to reconnect with Empathy / telepathy to a specific IRC channel after computer hard reboot ? Others channels are OK

After a crach of my computer I reboot it.Empathy started to auto-connect to the set IRC channels, except to #gaia on irc.mozilla.org . Other channels on the same server works well. I'm unable to ...
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Why is ircd-hybrid max nickname length 9? (hybserv)

I have installed hybrid and hybserv and configured them both to interact properly and everything is working. The only issue I seem to have is max nickname length is only 9 and I can't find a config ...
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Why are there mystery phantom keystrokes entered in Konversation's input box in GNOME 3.12 after heavy load and how do I fix it w/o restarting IRC?

This is getting ridiculous. In 14.10, with GNOME 3.12 and Konversation 1.5-master #4303, I sometimes wind up in a situation where the system locks up for whatever reason (heavy load from other ...
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How do I run weechat and screen as an upstart service without error?

I want to run weechat constantly in the background so that I can ssh in and reattach to it via screen. I'm trying to accomplish this via the following file in /etc/init/chatscreen.conf: description ...
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Weechat error: unknown command "script" (type /help for help)

While trying to set an autoloading python script in Ubuntu, I received the error listed in the title. A google search returned no similar issues and when I type /help script it returns: No help ...
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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 chat....
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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 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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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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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 kde-config-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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