Hexchat Setup

HEXCHAT

Website : https://hexchat.github.io/

Hecchat is default client on Linuxmint and is used to provide access to the spotchat server and 2 support channels.   Hexchat is similar in look to the Xchat client and should be used instead of xchat.

BASIC SETUP

Click on the Hexchat menu in the main Hexchat window and select NETWORK LIST from the menu.

hexchat_network_list

From here you have access to several servers.  in this window you need to edit the nickname field as by default the nickname is set to the same as your login name.

To edit a settings for a specific server and press edit

hexchat_servers_tab

Here you can select various options,  about how xchat connects to the server.

Now click the autojoin tab and select which channels to auto join,  here you can see the 2 support channels for Linuxmint.

hexchat_autojoin_tab

 

POST CONNECTION OPTIONS

Now we can set some specific commands that are run when we join the server.  For example authentication.  To do this select the connect commands tab

hexchat_connect_commands_tab

There is a password option for this.  If you need specific help it is best to chat to either server or channel admins as they can give you help for the system they use.  Commands are explained on the chat page of this website anyway.

POST CONNECTION OPTIONS

Once you are connected you may want to change a few user interface settings for example text size to do this Goto SETTINGS – PREFERENCES and you can change the font size.hexchat_prefs_appearance

Sending hardware info to channels

As IRC can be used for technical support it is often helpful OR you may be asked to provide technical information about your system,

Click WINDOW and then SEND SYSTEM INFO,  Hexchat wil then send information to the channel about your system hardware / software.

hexchat_send_sysinfo

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