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Postby Gordon » Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:24 pm

Could Linux Format do an article or tutorial on actually using IRC?

I've never used it before and some of my questions are; do you need an account? do you need to register? etc. There may be more questions I need answering but since I've never used IRC I don't know what to ask.

As far as I can tell you've done plenty of IRC client roundups and hot picks, but nothing else.

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RE: IRC

Postby andychannelle » Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:44 pm

I did a beginners tutorial on IM a loooong time ago, but it didn't go into great detail on IRC - hey, I've just had a great idea for next month's First Steps...! :)
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RE: IRC

Postby towy71 » Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:41 pm

Gordon
I am fairly new to this IRC stuff too, I have been practicing with my lug and through them I am squatting on a channel #thepub on the irc.oftc.net so fire up XChat and have a go.

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RE: IRC

Postby Erin » Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:23 pm

Simple IRC 1-2-3

1) Install XChat and run the app. Fill in the names, nick, real etc., with some FAKE names.

2) Connect to either irc.oftc.net or I am on Bunker7. Just select the relevant network and click connect. All being well you'll get connected.

3) To join a channel type "/join #<channel name>"

That is it. Learn when you are in there. In case ppl missed it, I on irc.bunker7.net port 6667 in #linuxformat

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RE: IRC

Postby Erin » Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:43 pm

We are _all_ on the OFTC network on channel #LXFC

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RE: IRC

Postby Gordon » Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:02 pm

Thanks folks, think I've got to oftc.net #linuxformat using xchat. Not much time to play with it now but I'll have another go tomorrow evening.

I may soon be ready for the chat about LXFC
:D :D :D

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RE: IRC

Postby nordle » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:45 pm

hahaha, anyone else find it slightly funny that LXF spent a load of cash on a decent server at last, put a lot of their own time in developing it and giving the attention it needs, then we all naff off to IRC..... did I say that out loud :mrgreen:

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RE: IRC

Postby Nigel » Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:32 am

I think (hope) the intention is just to use IRC to thrash out the initial details for the proposed LXFC distro... I for one will still be haunting the forums here :)
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RE: IRC

Postby towy71 » Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:38 am

me too, alhough haunting :-? not sure that is right term :lol:
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RE: IRC

Postby jjmac » Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:00 am

Just dloaded the xchat sources then ... :)


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