Bug 840408 - Does not connect to IRC if nick already in use
Does not connect to IRC if nick already in use
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: empathy (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Linux
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Debarshi Ray
Desktop QE
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Reported: 2012-07-16 05:40 EDT by Tomas Jamrisko
Modified: 2014-04-22 08:56 EDT (History)
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GNOME Bugzilla 680024 None None None 2012-07-16 11:16:09 EDT
FreeDesktop.org 14751 None None None 2012-10-29 12:36:48 EDT

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Description Tomas Jamrisko 2012-07-16 05:40:48 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)  

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1. Connect to IRC server
2. Disable your networking
3. Enable networking
Comment 4 Debarshi Ray 2013-11-01 10:45:43 EDT
You are not supposed to use empathy for IRC in RHEL7, which is why we do not ship telepathy-idle. Please use xchat instead.

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