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)
(possibly others, so please report if you have any errors)
If you haven't already, get the tarball of the plug-in here:
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:
verify that you are in:
type: 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: Provide your linux password if necessary.
Once completed type: 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 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