I recently installed Pidgin and tried to install pidgin-facebookchat. Ubuntu software center now says that pidgin is corrupt so I press repair but nothing gets fixed.
I've tried sudo apt-get purge pidgin but I get this error:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information...
I was installing pidgin-otr through the terminal and for some reason i got an error saying that the package was incomplete, after a little searching on the forums i found the command to force-remove the pidgin and pidgin-otr package, and after i re-installed it was fine.
strange problem though, maybe i was trying to do too many things at once?
pidgin privacy please is a pidgin plugin to stop spammers from annoying you. You can block messages from certain users, block messages from people who are not on your contact list and suppress repeated authorization requests.
Pidgin is a nice chatting client that is pre-installed in a lot of Linux distributions. Pidgin supports many chat platforms like yahoo, facebook, irc, AIM ... but unfortunately, the popular social network Twitter is not on this list.
However, with the help of a plugin called pidgin-microblog, you can update and check twitter and some other social networks like Identi.ca, Status.net ..
Is there a way that when you click an IRC url (such as irc://##linux) that it will open Pidgin? I believe it has something to do with gconf-editor, but I do not know the terminal command to start an IRC chat in Pidgin.
Good news for all the pidgin fans, Pidgin developers have announced the release of the brand new Pidgin 2.7.0. This release brings a lot of protocol support improvements, bug fixes and new features. Major changes include a better search dialog, better integration in the notification area, fixing some msn relates security issues and a lot more.
I don't know in which scenario should I suggest you to use a console based IM client but I came across Finch for the first time while trying to save my laptop's battery life during power cuts by shifting to old school console . I am not sure whether my basic aim was fulfilled or not but it was fun seeing what ncurses could do :).