[Telepathy] run telepathy with empathy at ubuntu

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.pro
Thu May 19 10:23:51 UTC 2016

On 19/05/16 02:39, Mateus Bellomo wrote:
>> Are you talking about *account registration* (e.g. on remote server)
> or about local account setup?
> I'm talking about account setup. I read at [1] how to add an account
> with mc-tool but I don't know which parameters to pass.

Open Empathy

Look for the menu (in GNOME 3 the menu appears at the top of the screen
with the name "Empathy", beside the "Activities", instead of in the
Empathy window)

Click to open the menu

Click "Accounts"

Now you should have the "Messaging and VoIP Accounts" window.

Click the "+" icon at the left, bottom corner.

Now it should say "What kind of chat account do you have?"

Click "SIP"

>> Mateus, you may need to restart the mission-control process and then go
> to the accounts window in Empathy and you will see the option to add a
> SIP account
> I searched but couldn't find how to restart mission-control process. I
> also tested this:
> ps -eZ | grep telepathy_mission_control_t
> but got nothing. How can I restart mission-control (and what exactly is
> mission-control)?

$ ps ax | grep mission-control
 2610 ?        Sl     0:54 /usr/lib/telepathy/mission-control-5

$ kill 2610

Wait a few seconds and then use ps again to see if it came back:

$ ps ax | grep mission-control
27957 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/telepathy/mission-control-5

This background process keeps track of the active connection managers
that can be used when creating now accounts.

>> You can use the "bustle" utility to see the DBus messages in a GUI
> I installed bustle and when I start telepathy-resiprocate I think I saw
> something related to it: org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties.PropertiesChanged

Please run bustle while restarting mission-control and see what happens

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