Fixing empathy bug: Gtalk contact doesn’t appear


Today I had a problem with my messenger client the Empathy 2.30 on my ubuntu 10.04, I use it for (MSN, Gtalk and Facebook chat), it stopped to show my online GTALK contacts; MSN and Facebook chat were still OK. After some hours trying to find a solution, I got one:

The problem:

- A bug in the Telepathy package that made the Empathy client doesn’t show the online gtalk contacts, this bug is not yet fixed in the official repositories.

The solution:

- Add the pseudo-oficial Telepathy PPA (Personal Package Archives) that already have the bug fixed

How to do it:
- Close empathy

- Add the PPA to your repository list:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:telepathy/ppa

- Update the Package Index:

sudo apt-get update

Upgrade System Packages: 

sudo apt-get upgrade


If you done everything right you should start to see the contacts now

6 thoughts on “Fixing empathy bug: Gtalk contact doesn’t appear

  1. For me it still does not solve the problem. It is the same. I have quit the empathy and started it again after the last command.

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