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Monday, September 11th 2006, 12:43am

[kopete] Unobtrusive MSN connect errors

Sorry if this has come up before - or if I was just too stupid to find it myself, I have searched and so far turned up nothing useful...?

I use Kopete (and love it) on my laptop and being a laptop it is often not connected to the internet. Like most people I also have Kopete in my session startup so that it opens every time I log in. The problem is that when I log in and have no internet connection, I am bombarded with errors about not being able to connect (figures, since no internet connection is currently present).

My question / suggestion is: can Kopete be told to use non obtrusive error reporting so that I don't have to "OK" 4-5 windows every time I log in whilst not connected to the net?

This could be either audible alerts and or "slide up" style system tray boxes similar to the online/offline notifications, or it could simply be no message at all - just the MSN icon showing that is not connected (like skype does)...

I've tried configuring the 'notifications' for kopete, but I suspect that this is a protocol component specific issue based on the fact that MSN gives me three or four messages, where as ICQ only gives me one...

Kopete Version: 0.12.2
KDE Version: 3.5.4 (FC5)

Any ideas or should I suggest this to the development team / try to code it myself ?


This post has been edited 3 times, last edit by "pillarama" (Sep 12th 2006, 7:56am)


Monday, September 11th 2006, 4:41pm

There is a module called "connections status" (or similar). If you activate this plugin, Kopete will check if you are connected to the internet and won't try to connect your accounts if you are not connected to the internet.


Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 7:53am

Thanks for the reply. I've checked my plugins window and the "connection status" plugin is there and had a tick next to it (do I need to do something else to make it go?), unfortunately however kopete still tries to connect even when I have no network interfaces up.
What test does the plugin use to detect the connection?
Is it possible that the detection routine in the connection status is being confused by something unusual on my distro perhaps?

Thanks in advance...


Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 9:06am

As far as I know, you only have to activate the mentioned plugin ("connection status") and make sure that you do not have "connect at startup" activated (this option is in the section "Behaviour" of the configuration window).

I can't tell you how the plugin determines if you are connected to the internet or not, I don't know.


Wednesday, September 13th 2006, 12:46am

Fantastic, thats the missing link - I had the automaticaly connect option turned on, I've turned it off and now it doesnt complain anymore, but still connectes after a slight pause if I am actually connected to the net.

Thanks very much!