Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Voice Chat setup on Ubuntu - Using Empathy

Empathy consists of a rich set of reusable instant messaging widgets, and a GNOME client using those widgets. It uses Telepathy and Nokia's Mission Control, and reuses Gossip's UI. The main goal is to permit desktop integration by providing libempathy and libempathy-gtk libraries. libempathy-gtk is a set of powerful widgets that can be embeded into any GNOME application.


First we will add launchpad repository to get latest binary for ubuntu intrepid and hardy :

Add these lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list :

$sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

For Ubuntu Intrepid :

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

For Ubuntu Hardy :

deb hardy main
deb-src hardy main

Now run :

$sudo apt-get update

Install the required packages and empathy via this command :

$sudo apt-get install empathy telepathy-gabble telepathy-mission-control telepathy-stream-engine telepathy-butterfly python-msn

SetUp Empathy

Start Empathy by going Applications –> Internet –> Empathy Instant Messenger or empathy command

use your google talk account here and click Advanced and be sure server is , port 5223, and use old ssl is checked.

1 comment:

saji89 said...

Hey buddy our default pidgin messenger now supports voice and video chat...
Just add its PPA to your repository and upgrade to the new version.