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r00ster 12-10-2007 04:59 AM

First IRC Connect - KSirc
 
I'm trying to connect to IRC for the first time, but not getting joy. I have a "stand-alone" desktop with a high speed connection via modem to my ISP; i.e. no router. I'm using Guarddog as firewall.

I'm running Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-5-686/KDE and using KSirc for no other reason than it came installed.
I installed “libio-socket-ssl-perl”.

I tried to connect to “irc.freenode.net” from the KSirc “Server Control” drop-down menu, but I'm getting a “!no_channel” error message. I also tried Adding “irc.freenode.net” in the KSirc Configuration Settings, but even when I click “Apply” and “OK”, it doesn't remain there when I revisit that window.

I can provide the contents of my “sbin/iptables” folder, if that might be any help.

reddazz 12-10-2007 05:12 AM

I suggest you try an app called Konversation. I have never had any problems with it.

r00ster 12-10-2007 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reddazz (Post 2985799)
I suggest you try an app called Konversation. I have never had any problems with it.

Hi reddazz;

I don't see it in my applications or apt-cache. Does it have to be d/l'd from somewhere else?

OK: It still d/l'd using apt-get. I'll post back if I can't get it to work.

Thanks.

r00ster 12-10-2007 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by r00ster (Post 2986184)
Hi reddazz;

I don't see it in my applications or apt-cache. Does it have to be d/l'd from somewhere else?

OK: It still d/l'd using apt-get. I'll post back if I can't get it to work.

Thanks.

I got part way, but something's not right. This is as far as I got. It says "Ready" at the bottom of the screen.

Quote:

[11:01] [Info] Looking for server irc.freenode.net:6667...
[11:01] [Info] Server found, connecting..
Nothing appears after that. I tried typing "/join my nick but it doesn't register on screen.

r00ster 12-10-2007 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by r00ster (Post 2986184)
Hi reddazz;

I don't see it in my applications or apt-cache. Does it have to be d/l'd from somewhere else?

OK: It still d/l'd using apt-get. I'll post back if I can't get it to work.

Thanks.

I got part way, but something's not right. This is as far as I got.

Quote:

[11:01] [Info] Looking for server irc.freenode.net:6667...
[11:01] [Info] Server found, connecting..
[11:29] [Error] Connection to Server irc.freenode.net lost: operation is not supported. Trying to reconnect.
Nothing appears after that. I tried typing "/join my nick but it doesn't register on screen. It says "Ready" at the bottom of the screen.

reddazz 12-10-2007 01:25 PM

Did you registered with freenode? If not, take a look here.

r00ster 12-10-2007 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reddazz (Post 2986245)
Did you registered with freenode? If not, take a look here.

I have no idea what register with freenode means or entails.

I reviewed you link, but the contents are way over my head.

Am I supposed to do something with/about:
Quote:

3. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
3.1 How do I set up an IRC client?
Here is a list of FTP sites from which you can download a client for your specific operating system.

Table 15: FTP sites with IRC clients
-------------------------------------
UNIX ircII
~~~~~~~~~~
calypso.cs.uregina.ca - /public/outgoing
ftp.acsu.buffalo.edu - /pub/irc
slopoke.mlb.semi.harris.com - /pub/irc
plod.cmbe.unsw.oz.au - /pub
coombs.anu.edu.au - /pub/irc
nic.funet.fi - /pub/unix/irc/ircII
ftp.informatik.tu-muenchen.de - /pub/net/irc
I was under the assumption that Konversation was my client.

reddazz 12-10-2007 02:40 PM

Did you manage to connect, because initially it seems like the server was found but you could not connect. Your client is indeed Konversation. Some servers may need you to register a nickname (I am not sure if its compulsory on the freenode server). If you enter "/msg nickserv help" for info on registration. If you register and then need to access freenode, you have to enter your nickname in the client before connecting and when you connect, do "/msg nickserv identify YOURPASSWORD". To join a channel it would be "/join #CHANNEL". The article I linked had this info as well as other info.

r00ster 12-25-2007 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reddazz (Post 2986321)
Did you manage to connect, because initially it seems like the server was found but you could not connect. Your client is indeed Konversation. Some servers may need you to register a nickname (I am not sure if its compulsory on the freenode server). If you enter "/msg nickserv help" for info on registration. If you register and then need to access freenode, you have to enter your nickname in the client before connecting and when you connect, do "/msg nickserv identify YOURPASSWORD". To join a channel it would be "/join #CHANNEL". The article I linked had this info as well as other info.

reddazz;

My apologies for being so late responding. The problem was, I hadn't configured my firewall (Guarddog) to accept IRC. Y'all have been a big help. Thanks and Merry Christmas.


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