A pretty cool extension to pidgin for facebook users

is the facebook-chat, which actually gives you access to all your facebook buddies for chattning in pidgin just like they were using MSN or any other more ordinary messenger protocol. Do this:

wget http://pidgin-facebookchat.googlecode.com/files/pidgin-facebookchat-1.38.deb
sudo dpkg -i pidgin-facebookchat-1.38.deb

Shutdown Pidgin and start it up again, goto accounts – Manage accounts and you can now setup your facebook account. Chat is an option, seeing who is online another. It is also possible to approve new friends requests

Advertisements

2 Responses to A pretty cool extension to pidgin for facebook users

  1. lost in cyberspace says:

    im confused as to how to do this…..will everyone that i chat to on facebook, need pidgin?

    I am real trouble working out where that wget http, is supposed to go…..how do i even get started…..im such a dunce…it took ages for me to get pidgin going….i just need a bit of help thanks….

  2. johano says:

    Nope, with this plugin your contacts that are online in Facebook will show in your pidgin, so you could chat easily from within pidgin while they still has to struggle with facebooks builtin chat.

    Open up a terminal window (“Applications” menu – “Accessories” – “Terminal”) and copy paste the wget line.
    The second line: Sudo dpkg…… will ask for you password, shouldn’t be any other problems!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: