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How To Fix The MSN Bug In Empathy [Ubuntu 10.10]

By Ricky on November 17th, 2010 

There is a really annoying bug in Empathy in Ubuntu 10.10 - it refuses to connect to MSN. MSN works fine from other IM clients like Kopete. So, I have been using Kopete on Ubuntu as well. But Kopete being a KDE application is not really a great substitute.

Finally, there is a fix for this Empathy bug. Credit for this fix goes to kakaroto.

Here is what you need to do:

  • Open the Terminal and execute the command given below:
gksudo gedit usr/share/pyshared/papyon/service/description/SingleSignOn/

  • Search for a line which contains
CONTACTS = ("", "?fs=1&id=24000&kv=7&rn=93S9SWWw&tw=0&ver=2.1.6000.1")

  • Replace that line to

CONTACTS = ("", "MBI")

  • Save the file and restart Empathy. MSN should work now.


How To Fix The MSN Bug In Empathy [Ubuntu 10.10] was originally published on on October 23, 2010 - 12:08 pm (Indian Standard Time)