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May 21st, 2007, 12:29 AM
Good morning. I am a recent member to the Ubuntu-Indiana loco (living just east of Indianapolis and being a two-year user of K/Ubuntu, it seemed like the logical thing to do). Although I might add that despite the fact that I have been using Linux for so long, in many ways I am still a newb.

Anyway, I have never used IRC, and when I saw that this group had meetings on IRC, I figured it was time to sign up and be ready (even though Monday nights are not the best night for me).

I think I am properly configured using KSirc, and maybe I should stick with that.

However, I am a long-time user of Gaim/Pidgin, and knowing IRC is one of the many platforms it connects with, I am trying to get myself set up on that. I can connect to irc.freenode.net, but I don't see/know how to change to a different channel. Can anyone help? Or should I just stick with KSirc?

May 21st, 2007, 12:06 PM
I believe the command to join a room is /j #roomname

so to join the room the command is

/j #ubuntu-indiana

May 22nd, 2007, 02:43 AM
Thanks. That worked. Now I know how to get on when the time comes.