Solve Choqok’s Twitter Connectivity Problems…

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Choqok the new and impressive micro-blogging client for KDE is one of the best clients for microblogging sites. The tool available via the default repositories of Ubuntu does not support the latest OAuth authentication of Twiiter. This means that it wont be able to connect to twitter.

You will need the latest version of Choqok to be able to reconnect to twitter. This can be done as shown below

  • Open the Konsole and execute the following commands:
  • $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:adilson/experimental

    $ sudo apt-get update

    $ sudo apt-get install choqok

  • Once installed you will need to reauthenticate your twitter feeds.
    Select the Settings -> Configure Choqok menu item
    In the Accounts tab remove all the old twitter accounts and add them back again
    For each account you will be taken to twitter.com to give permission for Choqok to access your data
    Once done you will get a number, copy-paste the number back in Choqok dialog to get Choqok working again.

The new Choqok also has added features of auto-complete for friend names and better integration with url shortening sites.

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  • You have to remove existing twitter accounts in this choqok version in order for it to work.
    When you add them again the oauth authentication works.

    • Yes neuntoeter, you will have to remove the old twitter accounts to get it working with OAuth

  • lcnrj

    Anyone knows if plasmoid microblogging of kubuntu lucid already have an update?