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Postby npap on Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:16 pm

Hi everybody,
There is a problem with Spotchat: When you try to join the #linuxmint.com
channel, you are redirected to Spotchat.de and you get a warning that 'there is no such channel'.
To access the #linuxmint.com channel, click on Network.
You will see a long list of channels there. Just select #linuxmint.com .

Now you are in. But don't expect to get a quick response or any response at all.
The channel is very quiet.
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Postby clem on Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:34 pm

It works fine from here. You're right though, the channel is very quiet. Hopefully people will get use to open xchat and start being more present in there.

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Postby timmyflight on Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:01 pm

ok....... I'm totally unfamiliar with xchat, and relatively new to linux (but loving Mint!!!).... Could one of you wise "elders" walk me through setting up xchat
(specifically spotchat and the linuxmint chat)? Thanks much! :P
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Postby clem on Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:11 pm

No problem. Under Bea:

Applications->Internet->Xchat-Gnome

and that's it ! Xchat-Gnome was tweaked and preconfigured to automatically log you in the Linux Mint channel on the Spotchat server.

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Postby timmyflight on Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:29 pm

Hmmmmm............. when I open xchat it just has a list of different chat clients,
I don't see spotchat or anything like that on the list at all. Am I doing something wrong? :oops:
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Postby skampo on Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:36 am

Sounds like you are opening the wrong one. There are 2 one is xchat the other is xchat gnome. Open the xchat gnome and you should be on in a couple secs.
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Postby timmyflight on Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:12 pm

The xchat gnome is the one I clicked on, it only gives me the list of servers.
I wonder if I accidentally messed something up? All I've done so far is install the updates, as well as the Bianca repository....????? any ideas :roll: thanks much :wink:
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Postby skampo on Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:20 am

Not real sure. I dont use it. I did log on a few times a while back testing. It worked fine then for me. I know that don't help you with your problem. Maybe one of the other guys will be in here with ideas for you in a while.
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Postby clem on Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:56 am

you can close all the dialogs and then type the following commands to connect to the channel:

/server irc.spotchat.org
/join #linuxmint.com

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Postby skampo on Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:22 pm

Cool... You can use the info clem give you to setup a network to connect to each time. Open xchat irc and the network list comes up. Select add and gave it a name LinuxMint. Then highlight LinuxMint on the list and select edit. Then highlight the server it defaulted to and change it to

irc.spotchat.org

and under channels to join put in

#linuxmint.com

The next time you open either one LinuxMint will be in the list to connect to.
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Postby timmyflight on Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:14 pm

wow, great! I think i got it to work now, thanks for the info :D
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