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    Hello,

    A couple of minutes ago something occurred to me, and it works:
    for facebook chat you only need to change the

    /etc/hosts file.

    Just add the line

    69.63.181.104 talk.google.com

    and add a facebook account as if it where a gmail account, so <username>@chat.facebook.com

    Voila!

    BTW: Google Talk does not actually use "talk.google.com", so it continues to work as normal

    How it works: the messaging application can use any xmpp (jabber) service. In the code, however, it is restricted to google talk. (Ref Enabling Jabber, not just Google Talk - WebOS Internals | Google Groups )

    The ip address above is actually "chat.facebook.com", so we impersonate facebook as google talk.

    For more info on facebook chat clients see Help Center | Facebook
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    that's pretty cool! I might try that later
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    OMFG
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    interesting. Would love to do this but looks out of my league. Anyone want to post a more detailed step by step?
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    Great find!!!!!!!!! I would thank you for the rest of my life if this works but so far I did the necessary changes/additions to the hosts file, I succesfully addedthe account but now its stuck on signing in. the ev icon shows activity for the first few seconds but then stops showing activity.

    NEVER MIND!!!!!!!! IT WORKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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    where do I add 69.63.181.104 talk.google.com?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoTitans View Post
    where do I add 69.63.181.104 talk.google.com?
    Ya, help a couple of noobs out here
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    Here it is, in patch form

    Thanks robvanvliet
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    well first of all you need to do whats also known as "rooting your pre" then type
    mount -o remount, rw /
    vi /etc/hosts.
    once the file opens press i to enter insert mode and move your curson just below the last line with characters. ignore the lines with '~'. then type 69.63.181.104 talk.google.com
    press esc to exit insert mode.
    press x to save again you have to make sure u are not on insert mode. quit by typing :q!
    mount -o remount, ro /
    reboot
    and then go to facebook and get your username from the account settings.
    add account to messaging and bingo!

    ***well jason beat me to it!
    +++Its nice to see how patches are created. . . good learning experience
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    Jason. Could you please explain me how this part of the patch works? i am very new to linux. .orig/etc/hosts+++ /etc/hosts@@ -2,1 +2,2 @@127.0.0.1 palm-webos-device+69.63.181.104talk.google.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Robitaille View Post
    Here it is, in patch form

    Thanks robvanvliet
    Preware?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jusegozu View Post
    Jason. Could you please explain me how this part of the patch works? i am very new to linux. .orig/etc/hosts+++ /etc/hosts@@ -2,1 +2,2 @@127.0.0.1 palm-webos-device+69.63.181.104talk.google.com
    Well, patches are just standard unified diffs.

    I created a tool for quick patching: Unified Diff Creator. So no real extra knowledge needed

    And to apply them: http://forums.precentral.net/canuck-...les-wosqi.html

    And to submit your own created patches to the feed: dBsooner's webOS-Patches Web Portal


    Quote Originally Posted by sjsamphex View Post
    Preware?
    WebOS Quick Install http://forums.precentral.net/canuck-...les-wosqi.html
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    First of all thanks to everyone trying to help the noobs,

    Jason,

    I am getting the following error when i try to install this via webosQI

    mount: mounting/dev/mapper/store-root-on/failed: Device or resource busy

    Any ideas?


    EDIT: I received the error above but it is showing in webosQI device management user installed content patches. Don't seem to be able to log in, will try a few more times.
    Last edited by Mike77; 03/13/2010 at 11:30 PM.
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    So I installed the patch. Now what?
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    Ohh cool. . . but could you explain me a little bit as of what the Highlighted parts do.
    orig/etc/hosts+++ /etc/hosts@@ -2,1 +2,2 @@127.0.0.1 palm-webos-device+69.63.181.104 talk.google.com
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    please get this in preware for noobs like me
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    Quote Originally Posted by koolkid09 View Post
    So I installed the patch. Now what?
    Just add a new google chat account using your facebook username @chat.facebook.com.

    It works! Thanks Jason and OP!
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    Now comes the real life test. . . lets see how much my battery suffers from this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike77 View Post
    EDIT: I received the error above but it is showing in webosQI device management user installed content patches. Don't seem to be able to log in, will try a few more times.
    Yea, that's just a random issue devices have in both wosqi/preware. Basically just reboot your pre and everything should be fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by jusegozu View Post
    Ohh cool. . . but could you explain me a little bit as of what the Highlighted parts do.
    orig/etc/hosts+++ /etc/hosts@@ -2,1 +2,2 @@127.0.0.1 palm-webos-device+69.63.181.104 talk.google.com
    well, I think you have line ending off. You're probably viewing the patch in something limited like Notepad. Try something more advanced like Textpad or Notepad+

    Anyway, it should look like:
    Code:
    --- .orig/etc/hosts
    +++ /etc/hosts
    @@ -2,1 +2,2 @@
     127.0.0.1 palm-webos-device
    +69.63.181.104 talk.google.com
    --- and +++ are just filepath stuff.
    - indicates the before-patch part. the first digit, 2, is the start line of this chuck, and 1 is the chunk size.
    + indicate the after-patch part. the first digit, 2, is the start line of the chunk, and 2 is the chunk size (which increases by 1 with the new line added in this chunk)
    Last edited by Jason Robitaille; 03/13/2010 at 11:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoTitans View Post
    Just add a new google chat account using your facebook username @chat.facebook.com.

    It works! Thanks Jason and OP!
    I still don't understand. Where do I add the facebook username at. In the messaging app? If so I tried and it didn't work right. I need help.
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