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Old 10-13-2004, 10:31 PM   #1
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Irc for Linux

I am currently running SuSe 9.1 and I'm looking to get into IRC again. This is like my first day on linux so I'm not very good at installing things yet so any directions on installation would help a lot. I have already tried to download BitchX, I get it unzipped into my /home/hyperkill <---my username directory go into the folder, click on the binary and it will not work. Nothing loads up. I tried going into the shell and using cd to navigate my way to my bitchx directory then type BitchX but still nothing loads. I tried the exec BitchX command and still nothing. Any help would be appreciated since the website is so vague.
Old 10-13-2004, 10:36 PM   #2
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try XChat

it may come with Suse, can't remember
Old 10-13-2004, 10:37 PM   #3
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I tried going there already. They want you to register before you can download. Also, how would I find out if I have it?
Old 10-13-2004, 11:07 PM   #4
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Just type 'xchat' in a terminal, and press enter. Chances are, if you did a full install, you already have X-Chat.

Plus, you don't need to register anywhere to download X-Chat, just go to the download page, and grab the source (or binaries if that floats your boat).
Old 10-13-2004, 11:08 PM   #5
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Type xchat at a command prompt to find out if its installed. You can go to to download it. As far as BitchX, you may want to go their site and look at the docs.

If you like command line I like irssi
Old 10-14-2004, 10:15 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys. I followed your advice and it turns out I did not do the FULL install. I reinstalled and I got it up and running now. Thanks for the advice.


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