Posts Tagged ‘Facebook Chat’

Empathy “Network Error” Revisited

December 30, 2012

Empathy should really give better error messages than “Network Error”. The Help->Debug window is not easy to decipher. I still have no idea what is causing it.

This time around I encountered the problem on an up-to-date Debian Testing installation. It affected my Facebook chat. The following command seems to fix it:

killall telepathy-butterfly telepathy-haze mission-control-5 telepathy-logger telepathy-salut telepathy-gabble empathy-chat empathy

 

Facebook chat revisited

February 12, 2010

Earlier attempts at connecting Empathy (under Ubuntu) to the facebook chat have proven short-termed[1,2].

In a bizarre twist of fate, the people at Facebook have put on their white hats and done the right thing by exposing their chat functionality under the banner of XMPP/Jabber. There is an official guide with step-by-step instructions for a few specific clients and the general information needed to connect any other client.

There also exists a step-by-step guide for Empathy. Do note, that when adding the account, you want to “Reuse an existing account”, and not “Create a new account”.

I might come up with some cleaner instructions …