Sidux/Useable applications/Instant messangers

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Instant Messenger allows for sending out and receiving text massages, making voice and video calls in real time.
Messengers use it's own communication protocols but multi-messengers let you connect to many others networks.


Pidgin[edit]

Multi-messenger Pidgin lets you to make connections with networks such as:
1. AOL
2. Gadu-Gadu
3. Google Talk
4. ICQ
5. IRC
6. MSN
7. Yahoo! and others...
1. Installation:
apt-get install pidgin
2. Run it from: Menu-> Network-> Pidgin Internet Messenger.
3. Running it first time configure your first account-> Add
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for example Yahoo!
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4. To add another account: Accounts tab-> Manage Accounts-> Add.
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Pidgin home page: http://www.pidgin.im/
And on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidgin_%28software%29


Kopete[edit]

Kopete multi-messenger is a part of KDE but you can use it anyway.
It lets you to make text messeges and send out and recive webcam pictures.
Kopete connects to protocols:
1. AIM
2. ICQ
3. MSN
4. Yahoo!
5. Jabber
6. ICQ
7. Gadu-Gadu and others...
a. Install Kopete:
apt-get install kopete
c. Run it: Menu-> Network-> Kopete.
d. Add an account: Settings tab-> Accounts-> Add Account.
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e. After that KDE KWallet ask you to create main password to protect your saved passwords
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8. Kopete will receive your contact list itself.
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Kopete home page: http://kopete.kde.org/
And on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopete


Skype[edit]

Skype allows making audio and video calls, video conferencing and text messanging in real time
and making calls to landlines phones and mobiles (VoIP).
1. Download application for Debian from: http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/linux/choose/
2. Install it in Terminal as root:
dpkg -i skype-debian_version_i386.deb
in a case of missing dependences:
apt-get install -f
3. Run Skype: Menu-> Network-> Skype accepting "User License".
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4. Type your Skype name and password (or registry if you don't have it yet).
5. If your webcam doesn't want to work with Skype just edit "skype.desktop" file as root-> Terminal:
sux
mousepad /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
The line below:
Exec=skype
change for:
Exec=env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype
then save the file and re-start Skype.
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6. Next enter Options-> Video Devices and make webcam test.
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7. Then enter Options-> Sound Devices and make sound and call test.
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8. In a case of sound problems change Microphone and Speakers from default for other available.
9. And apply any changes before next testing.
10. You can start using Skype now.
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Skype home page: http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home
And on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skype


Others[edit]

  1. QuteCom former OpenWengo or WengoPhone: http://www.qutecom.org/
  2. Empathy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empathy_%28software%29
  3. Gajim: http://www.gajim.org/index.php?lang=en
  4. aMSN: http://www.amsn-project.net/