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    Post [HOW-TO] Pidgin-Rhythmbox 2.0 plug-in

    This nifty little plug in will conveniently display your currently played Rhythmbox track in your AIM Profile or Away message, through use of %rb (like %n - name, %t - time, etc)

    Dependencies:
    pidgin-dev
    build-essential

    (possibly others, so please report if you have any errors)

    If you haven't already, get the tarball of the plug-in here:
    http://jon.oberheide.org/projects/pidgin-rhythmbox/

    you can Download it to anywhere but for simplicity of instructions,
    it is necessary that you drop it on your Desktop (you can delete it afterwards)

    Right-click on the file name pidgin-rhythmbox-2.0.tar.gz and select 'Extract Here'

    a Folder 'pidgin-rhythmbox-2.0' will be created.

    Open up your Terminal and type:
    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop
    cd pidgin-r*
    verify that you are in:
    username@machine:~/Desktop/pidgin-rhythmbox-2.0$

    type:
    Code:
    ./configure
    If you see any errors, the process will stop. This means that there are still some dependencies that you need to install prior to this step

    If you see something like:
    configure: error: Package requirements (packagename >=

    go to Synaptic and search for it with 'packagename-dev', install it and its dependencies.

    Or come here with your error and we'll help you idnetify it.

    If you do not see any errors, type:
    Code:
    sudo make
    Provide your linux password if necessary.

    Once completed type:
    Code:
    sudo make install
    Record errors if any.

    If you dont see any errors, open up Pidgin and do CTRL+P on your keyboard.
    In the preferences window click on Plugins and put a checkmark next to Pidgin-Rhythmbox 2.0, and click Close.

    Either in your AIM profile or your away message put
    Code:
    %rb
    Open up Rhythmbox and play a track. Check your away/profile.
    If you see the song information there, youre set.
    Feel free to customize the message by adding text anywhere around %rb
    Last edited by borisattva; December 15th, 2007 at 11:30 PM. Reason: Bolded Dependencies for noticeability

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