Snippet: Troubleshooting Empathy “Network Error” Issue In Ubuntu

If you are using Empathy, there will be situations where you will see a “Network Error” message and you can’t log in to your favorite IM network.

The fix for this is simple:

1. Close your Empathy.

2. In the terminal, type:

killall telepathy-butterfly

3. Restart your Empathy.

It should work now.

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Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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