Sertting up Google Talk with Gaim

Heard about Google Talk yet? Here is an instruction how to get it working in Gaim.

  • Open the Accounts menu item in the Tools menu
  • Click on Add
  • Choose Jabber as protocol
  • At ”Screen name”, enter your username that stands before your @gmail.com account (my is kanngard, since my Gmail account is kanngard@gmail.com)
  • Enter gmail.com at ”Server”
  • I think you can put anything in the ”Resource” field
  • Enter your password
  • Expand the ”Show more options” section
  • Make sure the ”Use TLS if available” is checked
  • Leave ”Force old SSL” and ”Allow plaintext auth over unencrypted streams” unchecked
  • Port should be set to 5222
  • Enter talk.google.com at ”Connect server”

Save this new account, and connect by checking the ”Online” checkbox.