The other day, I was trying to fix something in my firefox and found that the way to go was to login to IRC and go to the mozilla <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/server" title="Server (computing)" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_%28computing%29">server and join #firefox.
Though IRC is quite native to <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/linux" title="Linux" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux">Linux, I did not know where to start. So, I noted down the list of steps that need to be done to get you started. (Note this may not be new to most of you).
First install a <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/internet_relay_chat" title="Internet Relay Chat" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat">IRC client like <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/x-chat" title="XChat" rel="homepage" href="http://www.xchat.org/">xchat-gnome. To do that
sudo yum install xchat-gnome
Once that is done, just fire up your xchat-gnome. you might have to enter some details for the first time 🙂
If you want to join a server not listed in the list, then you can add the server:
Go to Edit -> Preference -> Network -> Add
and add the server.
Note: If you are running squid and getting an errorfor being behind open proxy then you should deny all hosts and allow just your intranet or just your host 🙂
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