How to configure Pidgin 2.5.2 in Ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid ibex) to use Google Talk

Pidgin it’s a chat client that support multiple protocols like:

  • AIM
  • Google Talk
  • IRC
  • MSN
  • MySpaceIM
  • XMPP
  • and more…

To install it in Ubuntu just run in the console:

sudo apt-get install pidgin

The first time you open it, it asks you to add an account:

Pidgin add account
Pidgin add account

Then you can choose which protocol to use. Here I’ve choosed “Google Talk” protocol and put my login info:

Pidgin with Google Talk protocol
Pidgin with Google Talk protocol

And its done :)

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