Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Empathy Google Talk authorization

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Beans
    225

    Unhappy Empathy Google Talk authorization

    So, Empathy keeps telling me that Google Talk needs some kind of authorization. I click on the button and it brings up the Online Accounts window.

    Not only is it happening every five seconds with the same account, but it's not even giving me anywhere to grant that authorization.

    Any thoughts?
    Cy

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    0100110101101001
    Beans
    1,226
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Empathy Google Talk authorization

    Empathy seems to be filled with bugs no one cares to talk about. I'm sure they're fixing things, but you have to wait for new Ubuntu releases to see any progresss.
    We have no Great War, no Great Depression. Our Great War is a Spiritual War. Our Great Depression is our lives. - Tyler Durden

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Beans
    6

    Re: Empathy Google Talk authorization

    I get the same problem and I hate it

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Beans
    869
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: Empathy Google Talk authorization

    Yeah, this bug is ridiculously annoying, can't believe its still not fixed. They need to ditch UOA and empathy if its going to continue to be a bug-riddles mess that never gets fixed. Almost every time I suspend/resume my laptop I get this "google talk requires authorization", and as OP says clicking that does not give me any option to authorize it.

    And adding a facebook account doesn't even work anymore in raring, it opens the authorzation in firefox instead of UOA.
    Desktop: Windows 8 x64 | Intel Core i5-2500 | 16 GB DDR3 1333 | ATI 6950 2gb | 64gb Vertex 2/320gb/750gb/1tb hdd
    Laptop: System76 Lemur Ultra | Xubuntu 13.04 x64 | 2.5Ghz Intel Core i5-3210m | 8GB DDR31600 | Intel HD4000 | 500GB 7200rpm hybrid hdd

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Beans
    869
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: Empathy Google Talk authorization

    Looks like Its not even empathy thats the problem here, just ubuntu's meddling with it by replacing GOA with their own UOA. I recently started using arch linux/gnome and I have no such problems with empathy/goa.

    I love it when ubuntu breaks upstream software with their own changes and never fixes the issues they introduce.
    Desktop: Windows 8 x64 | Intel Core i5-2500 | 16 GB DDR3 1333 | ATI 6950 2gb | 64gb Vertex 2/320gb/750gb/1tb hdd
    Laptop: System76 Lemur Ultra | Xubuntu 13.04 x64 | 2.5Ghz Intel Core i5-3210m | 8GB DDR31600 | Intel HD4000 | 500GB 7200rpm hybrid hdd

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •