How to Install FBMessenger on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora and OpenSUSE

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to install FBMessenger on the most popular Linux operating systems. FBMessenger is not an official facebook messenger, but it was created by a facebook developer.

If you turn on the chat in Facebook and them log in using FBMessenger, the app does not make you online/visible, like Pidgin or Emphaty do.

This installation guide works on Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 14, Linux Mint 13, Fedora 18, Fedora 17, OpenSUSE 12.3, OpenSUSE 12.2, OpenSUSE 12.1, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy, Debian Squeeze, CentOS and any other Linux distribution.
Dependencies:
  • python3
  • PyQt4
  • phonon

This is how you install FBMessenger on Linux Operating Systems:

Step 1. Install the dependencies:

On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian:

$ sudo apt-get install python-setuptools, python3-setuptools, python-qt4-phonon, python-qt4-phonon, python3-pyqt4.phonon

On Fedora, and CentOS:

$ sudo yum install python-setuptools, python3-setuptools, python-qt4-phonon, python-qt4-phonon, python3-pyqt4.phonon

On OpenSUSE:

$ sudo zypper install python-setuptools, python3-setuptools, python-qt4-phonon, python-qt4-phonon, python3-pyqt4.phonon

Step 2. Download the archive:

$ wget -c https://github.com/oconnor663/linuxmessenger/archive/master.zip

Step 3. Unzip the archive and cd into it:

$ unzip master.zip
$ cd linuxmessenger-master

Step 4. Install FBMessenger:

$ ./fbmessenger
$ sudo ./setup.py install

This is it. Enjoy your chatting.

 

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3 comments on “How to Install FBMessenger on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora and OpenSUSE
  1. vamsi says:

    Thank you….

  2. Anshul Verma says:

    can u plz tell me how to run it after installation …

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