caneko at gmail
Mar 21, 2012, 2:13 PM
Post #6 of 11
On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Stefan G. Weichinger <lists [at] xunil> wrote:
> Am 21.03.2012 21:48, schrieb Canek Peláez Valdés:
>> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:36 PM, Stefan G. Weichinger <lists [at] xunil> wrote:
>>> I never used Instant Messaging so far, but now with gnome3 I see the
>>> screenshots of notifications within gnome shell and the somehow
>>> integrated chatting.
>>> But I have no idea how to get there on my desktop.
>>> I have the full gnome ebuild installed, got some gmail and icq account
>>> within pidgin or empathy but somehow I don't get it.
>>> Feels stupid ;-)
>>> Could someone get me started on this?
>>> I googled quite a while already but didn't get very far ...
>>> Maybe I am missing something somewhere, I had gnome-light before and
>>> upgraded to full gnome 3 a few weeks before.
>>> Thanks for any pointers, Stefan
>> Go to the "Online Accounts" dialog; the menu with your name at the top
>> right of the screen, select "Online Accounts". Alternatively, go to
>> System Settings (Windows key, type "settings", it should appear), and
>> select "Online Accounts". Click on the "+" button to add an account,
>> select Google (right now the only available, I believe), click "Add",
>> and a kinda-browser form will appear, where you should enter your
>> Google mail, and your password. You cick "sign", and Google will
>> notify you that GNOME is trying to access your accounts. You click
>> "grant access", and then select which Google services you want to
>> handle with GNOME (mail, calendar, chat, etc.) Then in the menu with
>> your name at the top right of the screen, select "Available".
>> Afterwards you open Empathy (Windows key, type "empathy; it should
>> appear), and it should connect you to your Google chat account.
> So I have to open empathy and it is not enough to be logged in?
> That was one of my main questions.
I'm not sure. I think even if you don't open Empathy, it will connect
you, and then you will receive messages through the notification
> I already added the account successfully already, I just have to check
> out how to find rooms (if there are one there ?)
Mmmh. Google Chat is not like IRChat. It's more like messenger; you
have your contacts, and you can chat with them and them with you.
> Is it possible to get skype into this as well?
No, and I don't think it will ever be possible. Skype uses a
proprietary protocol, and (AFAIK), there are not 3rd-party clients for
However, Google Chat allows voice-talk, and it works really well. The
video conference support is more immature, but I hope it will work
> Thanks, Stefan
Canek Peláez Valdés
Posgrado en Ciencia e Ingeniería de la Computación
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México