[Pkg-telepathy-maintainers] Bug#602990: Bug#602990: empathy: Starting Empathy - won't connect to Gtalk (have to re-enter account info to connect)

Jonny Lamb jonny at debian.org
Wed Nov 10 10:27:26 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 09, 19:45:05 -0800, Nerius Landys wrote:
> I close Empathy again.  Reopen.  Same problem, not connecting to Gtalk.

Looking at both your Empathy and Pidgin screenshots it appears both
clients are refusing to connect because they think you are not
connected to the internet. I cannot speak for Pidgin, but Empathy uses
Network Manager to detect whether an internet connection is present.

If for whatever reason, you want to force it always to try and connect
regardless of the connectivity Network Manager reports (which is odd,
and why it is the default), then run the following:

   gconftool-2 --set --type=boolean /apps/empathy/use_conn false

(Also note that more recent versions of Empathy use GSettings instead
of GConf, so this will only work with earlier versions of Empathy.)

Jonny Lamb, UK
jonny at debian.org

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