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M-x erc is built in and works well. You want to join irc.freenode.net; the initial login is pretty self-explanatory. Then, type /join #emacs from the main IRC prompt.


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Took quite a bit of trial and error, but here was the eventual solution: Create .authinfo.gpg file in a directory of your choice Add the following to the .authinfo.gpg file (for IRC login) machine irc.freenode.net login <your-irc-nick> port nickserv password <your-irc-pw> Add the following to your emacs .init file Set the dir where .authinfo....


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There is also circe, but you have to install it through melpa


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The problem (that I see) is this line: (setq rcirc-authinfo '(("freenode" nickserv jd:irc-nickname jd:irc-password))) If you C-h v rcirc-authinfo, the value will be ("freenode" nickserv jd:irc-nickname jd:irc-password). I'm not sure if rcirc accepts symbols for nickname and password, but I bet not. The problem is, the quote ' quotes everything, including ...


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I ended up patching the erc-login function to use the SASL extension. I first installed this package https://github.com/joseph-gay/erc-sasl and added this to my init file: (require 'erc-sasl) (add-to-list 'erc-sasl-server-regexp-list "irc\\.freenode\\.net") (defun erc-login () "Perform user authentication at the IRC server. (PATCHED)" (erc-log (format "...


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So what I found out was, it was in fact because of my network/wifi port. I didn't think it was at the time only because I could still connect to things over the internet through emacs (i.e. package-refresh-contents for melpa), and I could still connect to the internet normally/connect to irc using other applications. The wifi error I got was: Double NAT ...


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Entirely up to you, really. I don't think there is any agreed "best practice" here. Your concerns are perfectly valid, so it's certainly not unreasonable to isolate distinct use-cases as separate Emacs instances (especially if you are less-willing to restart some of them than others). If you're happy with how you can switch between them, I'd suggest you ...


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First, make sure you're running (rcirc-notify-add-hooks) in your config. It seems that rcirc-notify simply does not allow itself to work when window-system is nil. So if you are running emacs in a terminal, it will never notify you. You can get around this with some advice: (defadvice rcirc-notify (around spoof-window-system activate) (let ((window-...


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In Emacs 22 or later just type M-x irc to start rcirc. Using the default configuration will connect to Freenode and join #rcirc. If you don't want to use the default configuration, type C-u M-x irc instead. Otherwise you can configure rcirc in your init file.


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