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Thread: Can't add Facebook account to Gwibber due to security warning

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    Can't add Facebook account to Gwibber due to security warning

    When I try to add my Facebook account to Gwibber I get the following message and although it says "Succes" my Facebook account isn't added to Gwibber.

    Succes
    SECURITY WARNING: The above URL is NOT NOT VALID FOR A CASH CARD OR GIFT CARD. Giving away the URL may result in your account being HIJACKED.

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    Re: Can't add Facebook account to Gwibber due to security warning

    Have you tried reinstalling Gwibber?
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge gwibber
    sudo apt-get install gwibber
    Have you tried logging in with Pidgin?
    Last edited by stepking2; October 1st, 2012 at 07:37 AM.

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    Re: Can't add Facebook account to Gwibber due to security warning

    Hi, I've got the very same problem since yesterday, after upgrading to Precise pangolin from Lucid.
    The problem persists after reinstalling gwibber as suggested.
    I seem to be able to login with Pidgin.
    thanks

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    Re: Can't add Facebook account to Gwibber due to security warning

    You should be able to purge Gwibber

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge gwibber
    and then install the following ppa
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwibber/daily
    Then run your update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Reboot your machine and see if this fixes the issue for you?

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    Re: Can't add Facebook account to Gwibber due to security warning

    Hi,
    thanks for your reply. I did purge gwibber when I reinstalled it yesterday.
    Unfortunately I cannot add the repository you suggest for I get the following error message:

    Cannot access PPA (https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~gwibber/+archive/daily) to get PPA information, please check your internet connection.
    although my internet connection is up and running.

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    Re: Can't add Facebook account to Gwibber due to security warning

    small typo
    Code:
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gwibber-daily/ppa
    Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.

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    Re: Can't add Facebook account to Gwibber due to security warning

    I tried what you suggest, but nothing changes

    PS I reinstalled before restarting: maybe I should have restarted before reinstalling?
    Last edited by lunalui; October 1st, 2012 at 07:39 PM.

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    Re: Can't add Facebook account to Gwibber due to security warning

    PS I also tried to remove the gwibber application on facebook, purge gwibber and reinstall. I could access facebook from gwibber, but when granting permissions to the gwibber application at the very end I got again the same message....

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    Re: Can't add Facebook account to Gwibber due to security warning

    Having the same issues here..

    Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates yesterday and getting exactly the same error.

    Reading on another forum someone was saying that its the fault of the Facebook API and Gwibber not having enough request allocation on Facebook since its got so popular. Don't know how true this is though...

    Either way very annoying. Any updates appreciated.

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    Re: Can't add Facebook account to Gwibber due to security warning

    UPDATE
    the message has changed: now it onlt says success, but facebook is not added.
    Also the gwibber application page could not be loaded on facebook (not sure there's a relation though)

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