I have been using Ubuntu 10.10 for a few weeks now (have been using Ubuntu/Linux on and off for quite a while). I had to work around some things for a while to get it correctly partitioned with Windows 7 and what not which led to me formatting and reinstalling a few times to get it just right. Along the way, I was able to upgrade my Empathy messenger from 2.32.1 to 2.32.2. I loved the upgrade as it has the notification icon for me installed which is much nicer than the colored envelope when someone sends me a message. I have tried to upgrade to it recently and it is not allowing me to do so. Can anyone help me upgrade back to 2.32.2 from 2.32.1?
I use pidgin for IRC regularly and am wondering if there is a way for it to show notifications when others talk?
I have "others talk in chat" selected for the sound notifications, but I'd really like it to use the visual notifications (the notification applet?), like it does when I'm chatting with someone over IM. Is that possible?
I can't figure out for my life how to turn off notifications in Pidgin Internet Messenger. I have looked all over in the Preferences menu for a way but can't find anything. It is killing me because every time someone logs in to Facebook or MSN or whatever, I get this popup at the top-right corner of my screen.
I tried linking my MSN account to Empathy Messenger for the first time - all went well But.I went to my friends house the next day and he told me that my MSN account status on his Windows PC MSN was continuously logging in and out. My computer had been switched off all morning and only used the night before. I went home logged on to Ubuntu 10.10 Empathy and I was logged off - I logged on and then logged off and rang my friend he told me that My status was now showing "That I was away"
I have dual boot system (xp) I went and changed my MSN password and question- should I be concerned is this a known software glitch/ security issue?
When I receive an instant message from someone and I click on the mail icon and click on their message to open it, their message is multiplied. For instance, if someone says:"Hey, what's up?"
And I click on their message to open it in the messaging menu, this is what will appear: "Hey, what's up? Hey, what's up?"...Take a look at the screenshot to see this in action. This happens in Empathy on Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit.
my monitor also doubles as my tv and i like to watch hulu videos and movies on it from my computer and i wanna be able to tell who comes online and who logs off, i want these notifications to appear on top of the videos that are playing in full screenis there like a plug in for this or special way of getting this kind of thing working i use my 20" tv as a monitor and tv.
My laptop is dell vostro 3500, I am using ubuntu 10.10 marvic amd64 operating system.I have installed empathy instant messenger. And I added yahoo chat. from that yahoo account I want use the audio/video call. But I was unable use that feature.
I like the bubble notifications when someone sends me a message.. but they're so slow. If someone sends me a lot of messages in one minute, they'll take a few minutes for a bubble with each message to popup.. and there's no way to close it and tell it to shut up..Is there anything I can do about this?
I can't send or receive any files with the Empathy Messenger in F12, using the MSN Protocol.The Menu Entry "Send File" in Active Chat remains grey.When my Friends send me files they ask me to accept the Download but I see nothing.
I am using Empathy messenger 2.32.1 on Ubuntu 10.10. The issue I have is that try as I may, I cannot get the 'ungrouped' list empty i.e. there are always 6-7 contacts during every empathy login session that show up as 'ungrouped' even though I specifically grouped them into a user-defined group during the last empathy login session. For e.g. I login into gmail and facebook during session-A and classify all my 'ungrouped' contacts into relevant groups. I logout and log back in to session-B, and now I still see some of my grouped contacts go back into the 'ungrouped' pile.
My laptop is dell vostro 3500, I am using ubuntu 10.10 marvic amd64 operating system. I have installed empathy instant messenger. And I added yahoo chat. from that yahoo account I want use the audio/video call. But I was unable use that feature.
I'm on 10.04.I was curious to see the new features implemented (mainly geo-location) in Empathy, so I added their PPA and did an update. After updating, the notifications for Empathy become separated from the MeMenu (separate icons, no 'Chat' option is specified when I click the MeMenu), although I can still update my status by clicking on my user name.Does anyone know how to integrate the new Empathy back into MeMenu? If not, how can I roll back to the previous Empathy version that works with MeMenu?
I'm new to Debian, but have used Ubuntu so I'm relatively familiar with APT. Ubuntu doesn't have backports, though, and I can't figure this out. I've checked the documentation for the answer, and I'm hoping that I'm just overlooking something simple.
I'm running lenny, and I want to install the Empathy instant messenger that's in lenny-backports (v. 2.26.2-1). I already have the stable package installed, and here's what happens when I try to upgrade:
michael@archimedes:~$ sudo apt-get -t lenny-backports install empathy Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done empathy is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 118 not upgraded.
Is there a way to get an account on Pidgin, say an MSN account that has the option to display email notifications checked, to open a selected email client such as Evolution or Thunderbird instead of opening Hotmail in a tab in Firefox?
I'm running newest pidgin on sid and i have few problems. First of all notifications doesn't work (plugin is of course turned on), also even when i turn on blinking icon it's not blinking. Oh and why the tray icon is so small now?
my little daughter is keeping me asking about email and messenger on her laptop. Right now, it is not connected to the net. I was thinking about *blocking all outport ports* with iptables but leaving free smtps /pop3s and messenger (pidgin).
i recently lost access to yahoo IM on 2 different computers (one 32-bit and one 64-bit) on both empathy and pidgin. it happened at around the same time on 2 separate machines on 2 separate networks. both gmail and msn will connect using both clients - it's only yahoo that will not connect and i've tried 2 different yahoo accounts, too...
i can still log into yahoo IM on a windows virtual machine and through the web messenger - just not using the ubuntu clients.
could there have been a recent update that may have caused this? i've also heard that yahoo in the past has changed around servers and put in measures to limit usages strictly to yahoo clients.
Neither pidgin, aMSN, nor empathy will connect to my hotmail account, pidgin connects to xfire and gmail fine, but not to my hotmail, so i have to use ebuddy, which i don't like. The weird thing is that for a period of time it won't connect, then it works again (aMSN and empathy too) and after a while it'll stop working again. Also my buddies in hotmail usually see me offline, even though my status is set to online.
aMSN gives me: "error connecting to server" pidgin gives me: "Connection error from Notification server: Reading error"
As of today I am unable to connect to Yahoo messenger in either Empathy or Pidgin. Empathy gives its generic "network error" and Pidgin says the account is disabled, and fails to connect when I click "re-enable." I've checked the obvious things such as username and password. I was able to connect through the web messenger so my credentials are good. Also tried swapping the server with the IP address and changing the character encoding as recommended here.
Recently jumped from Ubuntu to Fedora 12 over the weekend, has been quite the bumpy ride. Though fun of course. But I'm having trouble coming to a solution for this problem, that started today. When signing into both Empathy or Pidgin (only with msn account) they both just hang on the white screen inactive... I say "inactive" the program hasn't frozen I just cannot be signed in. Also, in Pidgin at the bottom, next to where it shows your status, it has;
This is been going on all day. No MSN in Pidgin, and MSN on and off in Empathy. As always, I suspect Microsoft has something to do with this and wish I didn't need to use MSN. On the other hand, a laptop sitting next to me with Ubuntu connects with no problem.
I'm am successfully adding my gmail account to both empathy and pidgin (it shows up in green that i'm 'available' on my computer). However, I am unable to send or receive any messages. On empathy it just says there was a network error - unknown, and pidgin say there is an xmpp message error code 404.
I've been trying for months to get IM working with my gmail account.
This is my first post and I'm just starting to use Ubuntu again. I currently have 11.04 installed. So my friend and I are trying to voice chat using Google Talk. He is using Windows XP and is going through his web browser. If I use Empathy or Pidgin I can call him and he can hear me speak but I can't hear him. When he calls me, I get no notification from Pidgin, and from Empathy it rings and when I pick up I get nothing. It works perfectly fine for both of us if I also go through my browser. Hopefully someone can help with this or perhaps have another voice chat client we could use? For example, MSN is suppose to work with Empathy. If so, would we have fewer problems using that?
On a side note I always wanted to know when you guys give terminal commands on here do you have them memorized or do you copy and paste?! I'm such a noob when it comes to Linux and can't count the times Ubuntu has made me feel so dumb!