View Full Version : [ubuntu] which instant messaging program?

September 19th, 2009, 03:31 PM
hey i am new in ubuntu world. i have tried pidgin and kopete but i not sutisfied. do you have any other program to suggest?

September 19th, 2009, 06:01 PM
Really? You tried Pidgin and didn't like it? I use Pidgin on all of my systems, Vista/XP included... What was it about Pidgin you didn't like? Perhaps we can help seeing as though it's pretty customizable.

September 19th, 2009, 06:04 PM
Empathy is another option, and it's going to be the default messenger in 9.10. I wouldn't say I'm diehard about Pidgin, but when I installed Empathy to try it out, I quickly went back to Pidgin.

September 19th, 2009, 07:00 PM
i now use kopete. there is same problem and after a while it log me out automaticaly. i search in settings but there nothing there. is any one knows samething about that?

September 19th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Dodgy internet connection?

Personally I use KMess (http://kmess.org/) from SVN (http://kmess.org/svn/):

Oops, I forgot to ask: what client(s) do you plan on using?

September 19th, 2009, 07:13 PM
if you mean that my connection is bad this true. the problem is that kopeto doesn't inform me about the disconection. i see the contact list like i was online. i use msn - hotmail. i also want the program to inform me about my e-mails like messenger and pidgin did. thanks you

September 19th, 2009, 07:14 PM
OK, just checking because both kopete and pidgin can handle more than one client at once.

KMess is msn only but I've heard that emesene isn't bad

September 19th, 2009, 07:29 PM
i just testing kmess. it's ok for know thank you guys for now

September 19th, 2009, 07:57 PM
i don't have avatar. why?

September 19th, 2009, 07:58 PM
Because you haven't set one seems the obvious reason. Go to User CP and edit avatar and from there it is obvious what to do

September 19th, 2009, 07:59 PM
i have set one

September 19th, 2009, 08:00 PM
I use the client in gmail's web interface almost exclusively. After that, pidgin or whatever's handy generally prove suitable.

But I'm not too picky. heh

September 19th, 2009, 08:03 PM
Hi folks...
try this one
sudo apt-get install emesene
but i prefer pigdin

September 27th, 2009, 02:38 PM
at last i'm using emesene. it's good for me. i now have another problem with this programs. yesterday i tried to connect a webcam. only from kopete settings i could see my face but again i couldn't make a video conferense. today a friend of mine call me for a video conferense but i didn't even see the call.

September 27th, 2009, 04:36 PM

September 27th, 2009, 04:37 PM
pidgin has my vote. I always liked gaim(old and outdated now), and pidgin came from gaim and seems better.

September 27th, 2009, 04:43 PM
anybody about my problem with video calls?