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Linux Mint 14 and Empathy, Adding accounts???

Postby CaptainMark on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:41 am

It seems impossible to add accounts to empathy since the upgrade to Mint 14, the accounts option in the empathy menu should now take you to the 'gnome settings'>'online accounts' screen (based on ubuntu 12.10 behaviour) but on Mint it's not there so you merely get directed to the 'gnome settings' screen with no option for 'online accounts' I have checked I have the package gnome-online-accounts installed, any suggestions, I will copy my empathy preferences from my Mint 13 backup for now but it seems this is an oversight that needs a better workaround
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Re: Linux Mint 14 and Empathy, Adding accounts???

Postby blum on Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:05 am

Same problem here. Although "Online Accounts" was there the first time. Maybe until reboot?

You can get to empathy accounts settings by running "empathy-accounts" from the command line.
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Re: Linux Mint 14 and Empathy, Adding accounts???

Postby CaptainMark on Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:50 am

Ah good call I didn't know this, although there is still some problem because all of my accounts are being rejected, I keep getting authentication error
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Re: Linux Mint 14 and Empathy, Adding accounts???

Postby lostmariner on Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:57 am

Got the same problem. Dont have the usual online-accounts in system settings. Using empathy-accounts from terminal to add accounts does add them to empathy but then results in an authentication failure.
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Re: Linux Mint 14 and Empathy, Adding accounts???

Postby CaptainMark on Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:43 pm

I dont know if this a bug against Mint or Empathy, technically Mint are no-longer a gnome distribution so its hard to blame them, however you cant expect the Empathy devs to tweak it for every desktop environment
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Re: Linux Mint 14 and Empathy, Adding accounts???

Postby CaptainMark on Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:02 pm

Heres Clems workaround provided to me over IRC, not ideal for everyone but he has some good reasons for it, empathy after all is a gnome native application and mint is forking away from gnome more by the day
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<clem_vm> imark: 1. by default, there's no /usr/share/applications/gnome-online-accounts-panel.desktop in Mint, so if you don't have that file: "apt reinstall gnome-control-center" and check that it's there.
<clem_vm> imark: 2. sudo nano /usr/share/applications/gnome-online-accounts-panel.desktop and remove any occurence of "NoDisplay=true"
<clem_vm> imark: if there's no occurences of it, then that's fine
<clem_vm> imark: 3. create a file /etc/linuxmint/adjustments/gnome-online-accounts.preserve with the line /usr/share/applications/gnome-online-accounts-panel.desktop in it
<clem_vm> imark: that's it
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Re: Linux Mint 14 and Empathy, Adding accounts???

Postby dscarin on Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:47 pm

The ubuntu version of empathy doesn't use gnome online account, but ubuntu online accounts.
I had the same problem, resolved in this way:
installed gnome-control-center-signon ("apt reinstall gnome-control-center-signon" or "apt-get install gnome-control-center-signon" if not already installed);
removed the gnome online account entry from control panel adding "NoDisplay=true" to /usr/share/applications/gnome-online-accounts-panel.desktop

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Re: Linux Mint 14 and Empathy, Adding accounts???

Postby thefish728 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:46 pm

The above post about authentication failure doesn't apply to my Gmail account, which was imported from Pidgin, so I'm guessing that it'll work if you run that command line and use a Google account. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 14 and Empathy, Adding accounts???

Postby jrial on Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:02 am

Same problem here: authentication error, and can't seem to find a way to fix it. Already removed/re-added the Google account multiple times.
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Re: Linux Mint 14 and Empathy, Adding accounts???

Postby GadgetGuru on Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:34 pm

I removed the gnome online account entry from control panel adding "NoDisplay=true" from /usr/share/applications/gnome-online-accounts-panel.desktop

I created a file /etc/linuxmint/adjustments/gnome-online-accounts.preserve with the line /usr/share/applications/gnome-online-accounts-panel.desktop in it

but every time I reboot, it's necessary to re-install gnome-control-center-signon (apt reinstall gnome-control-center-signon) in order to get "Online Accounts" back.
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Re: Linux Mint 14 and Empathy, Adding accounts???

Postby GadgetGuru on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:30 pm

Ok, folks. I have finally found the answer to this problem.

dscarin wrote:The ubuntu version of empathy doesn't use gnome online account, but ubuntu online accounts.


So there's no need to remove "NoDisplay=true" from "gnome-online-accounts-panel.desktop". We need to edit "gnome-credentials-panel.desktop".

Linux Mint 14 users need to do the following to fix this problem:
Re-install gnome-control-center-signon (
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apt reinstall gnome-control-center-signon
or
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apt-get install gnome-control-center-signon
if not already installed).
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sudo nano /usr/share/applications/gnome-credentials-panel.desktop
and change "OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;" to "OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;Cinnamon;MATE;"
Create a file /etc/linuxmint/adjustments/gnome-credentials.preserve with the line /usr/share/applications/gnome-credentials-panel.desktop in it.

Now when you reboot, "gnome-credentials-panel.desktop" won't get overwritten and you won't need to re-install "gnome-control-center-signon" anymore.

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