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Old 02-15-2004, 02:13 PM   #1
cferris
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Problems with X-chat and Mozilla


Greetings all!

I know it's been a while since I have visited and contributed to this forum, so I hope that I am still welcome.

I have a really strange problem with X-chat. I have been haunting and doleing out advice on Freenode's #fedora chatroom for a couple of months now but recently it won't let me on to the chatroom. It says I need to be identified to join the channel. So I changed my username and my nicks 4 times and it still says I need to be identified. So I go back to my old username and nick and pull a "/whois" and it says it's me and I did this on all my other usernames and nicks, and it still says it's me.

So I go to X-chat's FAQ and it says I might need a identd server, so I download pidentd from my Apt/Synaptic repository and installed it. Again no go. I'm getting kind of lost at this point.

Anyone want to help me on this one?

Here is the output I get from the /MOTD command:

Python interface loaded
Perl interface loaded
--- Looking up irc.freenode.net..
--- Connecting to sterling.freenode.net (212.204.214.114) port 6667..
--- Connected. Now logging in..
--- *** Looking up your hostname...
--- *** Checking ident
--- *** No identd (auth) response
--- *** Found your hostname

As for the Mozilla problem, I'm trying to install the flash plugin and I am getting such grief from it. I downloaded the flash player from macromedia's website and I tried to install it via the shell script under my username. It looked to go in just fine, but when I checked what plugins Mozilla had, it didn't even mention flash or shockwave. So I decided maybe it needed the standalone player first. So I logged in as root and tried to install it. After 1hr of unsuccessfull attempts at installation I gave up and went a different route. I created a symlink (ln-s) between the flash library (libflashplayer.so) in my mozilla plugin directory in my home directory and my mozilla master plugin directories (/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.1/plugins) but that didn't help either.

What else have I missed?

Regards,
CMF

(P.S. sorry for the long post, but I wanted to show that I was rather thorough before I asked what seems to be a really stupid simple question.)
 
Old 02-15-2004, 03:32 PM   #2
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For Flash http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/firefox-linux.html "If Flash Player does not work, make sure you have a compatible version of libstdc++ present (libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3). On RedHat based systems, install the package "compat-libstdc++" (Package "compat" on SuSE). Alternatively, you can try using Flashfix."
 
Old 02-15-2004, 04:25 PM   #3
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Probably obvious

But make sure the port used by pidentd is not blocked by your firewall.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 05:21 PM   #4
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Re: Probably obvious

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Originally posted by salsaman
But make sure the port used by pidentd is not blocked by your firewall.
See that's the thing, I can't even confirm that pidentd is running. What port does it use and how do I confirm it's running?

Something I forgot to mention: The FAQ site stated that I would have to edit my xined.config file but I am unsure what needes to be added. I am not afraid to mess around with configuration files (done it a number of times for Samba, apt, and such) but I know better than to just guess.

Thanks for the help so far

Regards,
CMF

(P.S. Thanks Mr Benton for the help with Flash. It worked like a charm)
 
Old 02-15-2004, 06:04 PM   #5
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OK, you can use 'ps aux' to see what processes are running and you should see pidentd there. Or you could use the gnome system monitor, it works even in KDE.

You should check the documentation for pidentd to see what port it uses by default. I've used 'oidentd' before because it is more flexible than pidentd and you can specify your own port with -p, again, read the documentation.

As for firewall control, there are quite a few graphical interfaces for configuring this, there may be one that came with your distribution, if not you should be able to download one.

But anyway, I don't think *identd is really important for IRC.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 06:11 PM   #6
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Re: Problems with X-chat and Mozilla

Quote:
Originally posted by cferris
It says I need to be identified to join the channel.
This could be a NickServ related problem. Does it say your Nick isn't registered? Many IRC servers use a thing called NickServ so you can register your Nick, so, provided someone tries to steal it, you can boot them off and recover your nick provided you remember the password. To register for nickserv try this (my memory may be fuzzy, type /nickserv help for the official commands) /nickserv register <whatever you want for your password> <email provided the server needs email confirmation>. For example MIRC-X uses NickServ, Animeverse doesn't. Undernet does, EFNet doesn't etc. Then, after registering your nick, when you get back on IRC type /nickserv identify <password> and it will come up with a message like *You have been identified gj kthnx* and then you should be able to join the channel. I'm pretty sure its a NickServ problem and not an IdentD problem.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 06:30 PM   #7
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Re: Re: Problems with X-chat and Mozilla

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Originally posted by GT_Onizuka
This could be a NickServ related problem. Does it say your Nick isn't registered? Many IRC servers use a thing called NickServ so you can register your Nick, so, provided someone tries to steal it, you can boot them off and recover your nick provided you remember the password. To register for nickserv try this (my memory may be fuzzy, type /nickserv help for the official commands) /nickserv register <whatever you want for your password> <email provided the server needs email confirmation>. For example MIRC-X uses NickServ, Animeverse doesn't. Undernet does, EFNet doesn't etc. Then, after registering your nick, when you get back on IRC type /nickserv identify <password> and it will come up with a message like *You have been identified gj kthnx* and then you should be able to join the channel. I'm pretty sure its a NickServ problem and not an IdentD problem.
That was it. I stumbled across it by accident just a minute ago. The #fedora chatroom requires you to register your username. And the command structure is "/msg nickserv register <password>" Then "/msg identify <password>"

Thanks for the info GT_Onizuka

Regards,
CMF
 
Old 02-15-2004, 06:55 PM   #8
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Whoops I forgot the /msg >_<. Glad you got it working!
 
  


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