View Full Version : IRc on Pidgin where to register?

December 18th, 2007, 10:48 AM
Hi guys can you please help me trying to use irc don't know where to register so can start my pidgin on irc account can someone help me Appreciate !! see you (love linux used for two weeks from xp professional never change again amazing and very challenging

December 18th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Hi. Open Pidgin, go to "Accounts->Add/Edit", and fill it out like this:

* Protocol: IRC
* Screen name: (choose your nickname here)
* Server: irc.ubuntu.com
* Password: (Only if you registered your nick; see here (http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#registering) for details)

And that's it. Now to connect to a channel, type:

/join #CHANNEL
just substitute CHANNEL for the correct name. To find which channels are available, use:

or go to "Tools->Room List" in the Buddy List window, and press the "Get List" button.

If you have questions, try #ubuntu:

/join #ubuntu

December 18th, 2007, 02:30 PM
These forums also have their own channel, to join it in ANY IRC client, just type;

/join #ubuntuforums

Oh, and for those that want to know, irc.ubuntu.com is actually an alias of chat.freenode.net.

December 18th, 2007, 03:18 PM
If you are talking about registering your username, it isn't required to chat. However it is encouraged. You can register your username with a particular server (such as freenode), that way it is reserved for you, but this is not required.