Thread: Irc client, and Linux/firefox
March 29th, 2012, 08:36 PM #1
Irc client, and Linux/firefox
I'm embarrassed to say, but I don't have clue.
Not even a hint. Well maybe a hint.
I joined a site that has a chat room, signed in and couldn't do anything.
A tutorial, that seems to be made for someone that doesn't need one, said I need a IRC client.
I see it is built into Opera, and there are a few stand alone programs, but not Firefox.
Could someone give me a hint?
I'm getting lazy, in my old age, sorry
I'm sure I just need an overview.
Can I do this in Firefox?
I don't have a problem with Opera.
I could see myself in the chat, I just couldn't chat,
Last edited by stroyal; March 29th, 2012 at 09:18 PM.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
March 29th, 2012, 09:18 PM #2
This is what I used back in the old TIMO IRC days https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...don/chatzilla/
I'm curious though if you saw yourself, and presumably others, if they don't have some sort of java based client as well??
March 29th, 2012, 09:25 PM #3
As I said, I don't have clue.
I saw everyone.
All the instructions, for all the clients, say there is a network button, or go into file, but I don't see anything like that on the page.
Just the chat scrolling by.
I have seen these type chats, but never joined one
Here is what I was looking at.
I thought I was good to go, when I saw myself.
IRC client setup - The Official TWiT Wiki
Maybe you can't post, with Java, only view?
I added Chatzilla, to Firefox.
I have to wait for a live show, to test, I think.
Last edited by stroyal; March 29th, 2012 at 09:33 PM.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
March 29th, 2012, 09:39 PM #4
From Linux I'm not sure, perhaps the distro you are using had a built in client?? Either way if you were in the room and could see list of usernames then you should be g2g. Was anyone else chatting? Perhaps there was an options function you need to change?
Some sites require certain levels of membership to post. Could be something related there.
March 29th, 2012, 09:53 PM #5
Yes, there was a constant chat, as it scrolled by.
I'll have to experiment with it for a while.
At least it sounds like I'm close, and that is a help.
I never logged out, and back in after registering, and stupid hasn't read the forum rules yet.
You have cleared the fog, and given me quite a few clues, to work with.
Thanks Rich, I'll have to grow some brain cells tomorrow.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
March 30th, 2012, 12:21 AM #6
Apparently I'm blind.
There is a single line below the chat that I can type in, so I assume I can post.
It seem to have a client already called qwebirc, but I cant find it anywhere but on the sight,
I can't seem to open it myself.
I haven't configured Chatzilla yet, but that shows up in Firefox tools.
I guess my only question is where do I go to register my nick?
Do I do that by just posting when I'm in the chat, or do I have to go to a certain channel?
Last edited by stroyal; March 30th, 2012 at 07:29 AM.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
March 30th, 2012, 12:45 AM #7
If you already registered for the site then when you setup the client you use the info you used for the site. So if we had a TIMO IRC you'd log in with the nick and password you have now. Some IRC chats require passwords some don't. If its one that does then that is when you use your login info for that specific channel if it doesn't the you use just about any nick you want.
Last edited by RicheemxX; March 30th, 2012 at 12:54 AM.
March 30th, 2012, 02:50 AM #8
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Qwebirc is a web based client AFAIK. I believe it's more for the developer side of the site. Meaning there is no 'download' it will run in your browser while you are on the site.
Clients I use:
Mibbit chat network
mIRC: Internet Relay Chat client
I like mibbit a bit better, but both do the job. I'm pretty sure pidgin also supports IRC, so you could also use that.
March 30th, 2012, 06:59 AM #9
Thanks Rich, and KK.
You have given me a big head start.
Now it makes more sense, that Qwebirc is web based.
I've only joined a very few sights, and never came across an IRC network, although I was basically aware that they existed.
Now that I figured this out with your help, maybe I'll go back to figuring out Arch nemesis Linux.
I feel empowered.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
March 30th, 2012, 08:26 AM #10
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For linux I use irssi to IRC
March 30th, 2012, 08:45 AM #11
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