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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:09 pm    Post subject: Want to try IRC Reply with quote

Goodday, I installed gentoo a while back, and also started the joy of the Windows Worm thread :-). But I would like to dive into the IRC world. It seems very interesting. But what are the benifits, do you really meet people that are online alot. None of my firends would ever get into irc (computer illerates), they are safe with AIM. But some feedback would be cool. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just avoid #otw and #trotw on freenode. Those are evil, evil places :twisted:
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What program to best use, and what server to best use?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pfff... You could try XChat I think it's OK...
And for server, I only now irc.freenode.net which is the main server for open source software channels.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hardly ever use IRC so for me it's not worth installing a decent client when a perfectly usable one comes with KDE. (although frankly I'm getting sick of KDE, i'm gonna unmerge it sometime soon)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

irssi is a great console based version, if you don't want to install that and use firefox just install chatzilla
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second irssi, it is a really nice program, especially when used in combination with GNU screen.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've actually recently switched to Gaim from X-Chat as I also use MSN, so it's nice having one client for both protocols.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had gaim already installed, and it was very easy for logging into irc.freenode.net
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Third for irssi + screen, its a sweet IRC program. Its very nice to have multiple windows open and so forth :)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with Antimatter, screen + irssi is the way to go.

If you're not familiar with screen, just start with irssi.

Come by #otw on irc.freenode.net some time (ignore papal, it's only #trotw thats evil :wink: ).
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again: Antimatter said it, screen (a real killer app, btw) and irssi! :D
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With irssi and screen in mind check these two site for tutorials/help on how to use screen+irssi. Tut1 Tut2
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote xchat, because I find the tabs useful for my multi-network setup. As for servers, irc.oftc.net is pretty good, I mostly hang in #ck because I take a special interest in the CK patchset. I also go to irc.rizon.net and my own irc server, which is for mostly me and friends, but your welcome to drop in on irc.negativenet.org.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been wanting to join the IRC channels as well, I have Gaim, do I need to register a password somewhere though?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTFman wrote:
I've been wanting to join the IRC channels as well, I have Gaim, do I need to register a password somewhere though?

Here's a pretty decent IRC Tutorial. You'll also want to register with NickServ, at least on freenode.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks papal I think I've figured it out, will get on #otw soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me rephrase, I will join if ever I am on and the room is not full :|
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTFman wrote:
Let me rephrase, I will join if ever I am on and the room is not full :|

otw is never fulled
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Off the Wall to Duplicate Threads in favour of irc progs
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