How do I attach to #xubuntu?

Asked by Larry Hunsicker

I am probably in the wrong place, and I apologize for that. I'd like to enter the #xubuntu chat room to get some help with my recent installation of xubuntu, and I am told that the "channel" is #xubuntu. I have now installed and opened Gajim and registered with But I still can't figure out what I am supposed to do next.

Many thanks in advance for the help.

Larry Hunsicker

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Best Clare So (cmso) said :

I think you intend to get some help from the #xubuntu IRC channel. Gajim is a Jabber client and NOT an IRC client.

An IRC (Internet Relay Chart) client is required to enter the IRC channel. (If you don't know what IRC is, please see There are a few IRC clients available from synaptic package manager. I use XChat most of the time.

Once you have installed an IRC client, make the IRC client to connect to "freenode" server/network. After this you should be asked to enter the name of the channel (#xubuntu in your case).

Sorry I am not specific on the exact instruction to get to #xubuntu. The exact instruction is IRC client-dependent. Leave a message here again if you encounter any more problems.

Hope this helps.

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Larry Hunsicker (lhunsicker) said :

Thanks Clare So, that solved my question.