Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 840408
Does not connect to IRC if nick already in use
Last modified: 2014-04-22 08:56:56 EDT
Description of problem:
Empathy does not connect to irc if nick is already in use, which is understandable and not a bug per se.
The problem lies in empathys unability to reconnect to IRC server after unexpected loss of connection (e.g. unplugged cable). It is fairly reasonable to assume that connection should be restored asap, albeit at the expense of changing nick (adding underscore, number, whatever -- as most other clients do)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to IRC server
2. Disable your networking
3. Enable networking
You are not supposed to use empathy for IRC in RHEL7, which is why we do not ship telepathy-idle. Please use xchat instead.