Questions tagged [chat]

Use this tag for general questions regarding natural text information exchange as it takes place between people in chat rooms, for example on /irc channels, or over mobile phones using text messages. For 'chat', the automated conversational script with a modem, use /chat-command. For general information exchange between devices, the tag /protocols is more appropriate.

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Why switching virtual terminal causes logoff of some X applications

On my linux installations I usually use all 12 keys for VT-switching, ctrl-alt-F1..12. On few of them are X server's window managers with different users, so on VT6 there is i3wm with private users ...
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Rocket chat enable ssl in apache

I have installed rocket chat on docker - on Debian 9 OS. I am unable to enable https for the same. I can access it using fqdn - http://chat.xyz.com:3003 I have generated ssl certificates using certbot....
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Screen Sharing in Gnome Jami

I have installed "Gnome Jami" in my Linux box. It provides text, audio and video chat along with Screen Sharing. The FAQs of the software says that in order to share my screen during call, I have to ...
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Open Source Alternatives to MS Teams [closed]

In the presence of current wave of COVID-19, we all are forced to work-from-home and attend online group meetings. In this context, my organization is currently using MS Teams for such meetings. ...
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How to enable WebRTC with Icecat?

I am trying to use the Jitsi Meet web chat service with Icecat, but I am having problems (Icecat is derived from Firefox, but is more privacy/security focused). If I go to test.webrtc.org, it tells me ...
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How to talk to a tap device on Linux from another computer

I am running Linux on VMware Fusion on my Mac. On Linux, I am using a TCP echo server based on TAP devices (it's called PicoTCP, link here: https://github.com/tass-belgium/picotcp). I run the echo ...
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ncat --chat option? How to send a string/text to a single client and not to the other clients?

ncat --chat option? How to send a string/text to a single client and not to the other clients. Hi, I've tried different separator character syntaxes to send a string/text to a single client putting : ...
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cannot access USB device from a program started with systemd

I have the following script to send SMS messages with a GSM usb modem: #!/bin/bash env > /home/hans/systemenv.txt #touch /home/homeassistant/pipo2.txt read count < /home/homeassistant/....
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Pidgin-Latex has an "Error while reading the generated image!"

I had no errors installing pidgin-latex via apt-get and pidgin runs fine before and after. The plugin is activated. The only problem I have is that (almost) every time a Latex message should be shown, ...
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Is it possible to do a group chat in Linux Terminal over LAN?

I've used netcat to chat with my friend on the same LAN. However I want to know if it is possible to do a group chat in Linux Terminal over LAN?
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Is it possible with Quassel to tell it not to join a channel at its startup

Quassel has both a distributed core-client as well as monolithic core+client IRC client. I am using the monolithic one. [$] aptitude search quasse ...
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Chat over LAN in Linux

I am trying to set up a LAN chat with two users using Linux server and none of them is root. I have tried this two methods: write account_name on both computers And: nc -l port_number on first ...
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Chat from one system to another in a terminal

I would like send a chat message (like mail chat) between two systems, the systems are inter-connected proxy IP.
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Easy voice talk between 2 computers in 2 countries?

My plan is to enable 2 sets of unsophisticated users (children and their grandparents) in 2 different countries to talk easily. In practice I see it as: A quiet Linux computer is on all the time in ...
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How can I talk with my acquaintance on Linux Cinnamon

One of my acquaintances uses Linux Mint with the Cinnamon Desktop. We would like to talk each other via Skype, but we realized that Skype is not supported on Linux Mint with Cinnamon Desktop. We have ...
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Chat application for monitoring with scripts

I am looking for a chat application, which would have the ability to interact with a shell script. I need this for a home project. An example of usage: A client sends a chat message to a server. It ...
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program for PC-to-phone using Gtalk? [closed]

I know I can configure empathy to voice chat between gmail users. But is it possible to make PC-to-phone voice calls with empathy or do I have to use Google's browser plugin? Does any program support ...
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talkd doesn't print a message

I wanted to use talk with my brother (we both have Debian Jessie). So I installed inetutils-inetd, inetutils-talk, and inetutils-talkd. Now I wanted to try whether it works. So I created a testuser ...
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True P2P chat client?

Does a true P2P chat client exist for Linux? If it does exist, can someone please provide a link? I have tried searching for such a client, but haven't had any luck yet. Ideally the client will ...
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Chat client with a web interface

I'm trying to set up a chat client on my Ubuntu server that I'll be able to access via a browser with my other local computers. Specifically, it would need to support XMPP and IRC. My first thoughts ...
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(IP Telephony, VoIP and Video Conferencing) Ekiga configuration for LAN with same subnet

I am looking for an Open Source Voice Chat Application, like Skype, but within an isolated intranet (no Internet is available). Is there any application which can run on Scientific Linux or CentOS? ...
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Application for Facebook Chat

Is there a native Linux application which allows chatting on Facebook Chat? A feature which I particularly require is being able to chat in conversations which include multiple people.
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How to install aMSN on Scientific Linux?

I can't find aMSN in the Scientific Linux 6 repositories.. How can I install it?
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Linux client that can communicate with NetMeeting

Are there any NetMeeting compatible softwares for Linux environments?
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Is MSN chat encrypted or not? If not how can I make it encrypted?

How can I force pidgin to use only encrypted connections when using MSN chat? I'm on Ubuntu 10.04
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How can I get irssi-proxy to send me missed mentions when I connect?

I have an irssi session running in my VPS. I connect to it via irssi-proxy using Xchat on my laptop or Andchat on my Android phone. Is there any way I can make it send all messages containing my nick ...
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Is there a way to communicate with someone at their desktop?

My wife is sitting at her home desktop, alpha, which is running a recent version of Ubuntu. I am on a bus, using ConnectBot on my G1 phone, and can SSH into alpha from wherever I am. For complicated ...
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Google chat video - Fedora / Google Chrome

The webcam is working, because I can see me with the "Cheese" app. I installed: google-talkplugin_current_i386.rpm. Then I opened Chrome, and this is what I see: http://i.stack.imgur.com/cUopi.png&...
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