Now that Google Talk is live and is a Jabber service the next question is – how do I connect to it using the KDE Instant Messaging client Kopete ?
It’s dead easy – it’s just another Jabber server with the only restriction that you *must* connect to it via SSL.
So, what you need to do is:
- Go to the
Settings -> Configure Kopetemenu option;
- Start the new account wizard with the
Nextat the welcome screen to start creating a new account;
- Select Jabber as your account type and press
- Enter your Google Mail email address as your
- Click on the
Connectiontab at the top;
- Tick the
Use Protocol Encryption (SSL)option;
- Tick the
Override the default server informationoption;
talk.google.comas your server;
- If you are behind a restrictive firewall you can set the port number to 443 (normally used for secure websites)
- You should now have a screen that looks like the image at the end of this article.
At that point you should be ready to hit
Next to create the Google Talk Jabber account in Kopete!
Thank you my friends
Additionally, I had to change the port number to 443 to get working within our firewall settings.
thanks jaya..for that information..
I got tired to figure out why my kopete was not getting connected using port no. 5223. Used 443, as firewall was blockign the same.
Just confirmed that works for me too, I’ll add an update to the story.
Thanks Jaya and Manish!
Good to know my comment was useful 🙂
Anyone tried using voice chat using these settings? I could not get it work on Kopete. Tried using Tapioca, but it doesn’t work within firewall.
Not a problem Jaya!
As for voice – my version of Kopete here (using the latest KDE 3.5.6 packages from Kubuntu) doesn’t support that.. 🙁
I know it’s supposed to be possible, but haven’t got there yet!
Mine is still 3.5.5 and Kopete-0.12.3
I read somewhere that, you may need to compile Kopete from source
enabling jingle option to get voice support. I did not try that yet.
> Mine is still 3.5.5 and Kopete-0.12.3
> I read somewhere that, if you may need to compile Kopete from source
> enabling jingle option to get voice support. I did not try that yet.
Yup, that’s right. I think at one point there was a package that included
Jingle support but it crashed when I tried it out.
There was actually a suggestion for the Google Summer of Code this year to
improve Jingle integration, but I don’t think it got up.. 🙁
So I don’t think it’s enabled in the default builds of Kopete.