Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Empathy - Linux Mint 8 installation

To install Emapthy on Linux Mint 8 follow the steps as said below.
1. download the Empathy DOC binary file and install by double clicking.
2. download the Empathy binary file and install by double clicking.
The add the accounts one by one.
While adding the GoogleTalk accounts make sure you do below to have the audio chatting enabled.
Edit our google talk account and click Advanced and make sure the server is talk.google.com, port is 5223, and use old ssl is checked.
Empathy may require the following packages that can be installed by issuing the following command at terminal windows.
$sudo apt-get install empathy telepathy-gabble telepathy-mission-control telepathy-stream-engine telepathy-butterfly python-msn

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