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Thread: 12.04 Empathy Status Default = Offline

  1. #1
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    12.04 Empathy Status Default = Offline

    Greetings,

    Surprisingly, I cannot find an answer to this question via Google. I guess I must be the first person to ask this question, or perhaps I am just not wording my searches correctly?

    When I boot Ubuntu 12.04, my Status in the Chat Menu (Envelope Menu) always defaults to "Offline." Is it possible to cause it to default to "Available?" I hate having to remember to change this setting every time I boot up.

    The funny thing is, if I add Empathy to the Startup Applications menu, Empathy will load up showing "Available" yet the Chat Menu with the Envelope icon will still default to "Offline" but in this case it becomes impossible to change it to "Available".

    I have now been able to get usr/bin/empathy -h to work properly as a Startup Application, so perhaps that's the best we can expect?
    Last edited by guimaster; May 24th, 2012 at 08:58 AM.

  2. #2
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    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: 12.04 Empathy Status Default = Offline

    Hi
    Quote Originally Posted by guimaster View Post
    I have now been able to get usr/bin/empathy -h to work properly as a Startup Application, so perhaps that's the best we can expect?
    I found a bug repport for gnome-shell :
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...l/+bug/1006605

    Indeed, empathy -h at startup seems the best solution for now, to update the status (Envelope) icon to "Online" by default. It works both in gnome-shell and unity.

  3. #3
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    Re: 12.04 Empathy Status Default = Offline

    You need to delay the start up until the message center starts..

    Try something like this...

    mkdir ~/scripts

    nano ~/scripts/start_empathy.sh
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    sleep 10
    
    empathy -h &
    
    exit 0
    chmod +x ~/scripts/start_empathy.sh

    then in the "Startup Applications" app

    replace "empathy -h" with "~/scripts/start_empathy.sh"

    That should do it...
    Last edited by fixed4life; February 18th, 2013 at 06:26 PM.

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