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Thread: Google Talk on Empathy doesn't work

  1. #1
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    Default Google Talk on Empathy doesn't work

    I can't create a Google Talk account in Empathy. Here's the error I get after I enter in my username and password:



    Any ideas how to work around this? This is with Empathy 2.32.2 and GNOME 2.32.1 on openSUSE 11.3.

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    Default Re: Google Talk on Empathy doesn't work

    you could try clearing the Empathy config

    first close Empathy,
    delete the folder under .config like 'rm -fr ~/.config/Empathy' and restart it to see if it works.
    danger! brain at work... what brain?

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    Default Re: Google Talk on Empathy doesn't work

    dillj wrote:
    > delete the folder under .config like 'rm -fr ~/.config/Empathy' and
    > restart it to see if it works.




    why not 'mv -iu ~/.config/Empathy ~/.config/EmpathyOLD'

    i don't know, maybe it is just me but i find deletion via rm
    (*removing*) configuration data just to see if doing that 'fixes' the
    problem (or hides the symptom) is not the best way to test potential
    paths..

    to me (and i know not all will agree) it seems that renaming via mv
    (*move*) will allow the same outcome (the config data is recreated to
    its default state) but will also allow ALL previous customizations to
    be reclaimed, easily and quickly *if* they were not the problem..

    ymmv

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