Configuring IRC on pidgin

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Configuring the famous Pidgin instant messaging client to support IRC is very easy on Linux Debian:

sudo apt-get install pidgin pidgin-otr

Open pidgin, add an IRC account with the nickname and password you want. For the server, you probably want to use:

When that is done, go to contact > add a chatroom. In this dialog, select your IRC account in the drop down menu. Then, fill in the details, for instance the discussion might be #python. That’s it, you’ll see the chatroom in your contact list.

Some chatrooms require you to register your nickname. To do that, open the chatroom and type in the following message:

/msg nickserv help register

A new window should open and provide instructions on how to register your nickname.

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