Enable Pidgin Plugins in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

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Pidgin is an instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unixes. You can talk to your friends using AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.

Pidgin can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AIM, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.

By default in Ubuntu 8.04 pidgin instant messenger will come as built-in.If you want to enable Pidgin Plug-ins it is very easy now.

First you need to login in to pidgin messenger now you need to select Tools--->Plug-ins

Now you can see the list of available pidgin plug-ins as follows

If you want to install particular plug-in select the plug-in check box and click on Configure Plug-in

It will show you the available options for this plug-in select and click on close

You can also install plug-ins from pidgin icon from notification area

Now you need to right click on pidgin icon select Plug-ins

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5 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    Wasn’t it like this before? You follow the same process on Gutsy to enable pidgin plugins

  2. andrew says:

    Good article. Thank you for posting it.

    @ Mike – Thanks glad to know it’s the same.

  3. Karl says:

    can I connect with pidgin to Lycos Instant Messenger? Is the protocol implemented or available via plugin?

  4. ubunix says:

    good THANKS !!

  5. Mike69 says:

    Good idea! I want an Lycos-Plugin for Pidgin…..

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