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Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat

Started by hm32s, June 11, 2013, 12:55:33 PM

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tridirk

I installed this.  I get nothing?  What is it supposed to do?  and how do you access it?
Learning SMF..... Thanks for your help!

Colin

Hi Tridirk,

Did you just install this mod or did you also install the freichat software which is required for this to work?
"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody is not thinking." - Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

Colin

tridirk

Hi,
I installed both.  The server install first, and then the mod.  Obviously, I didn't do something correctly.  But I can't figure out what it was?
Learning SMF..... Thanks for your help!

madvex

Works great for the most part but does have some issues. I'm running SMF 2.0.5 currently.
Issues I encountered:

1. slows page response times on every page and is very noticeable, (a bit better when avatars are turned off).
2. custom/uploaded avatars don't seem to be picked up for display (installed avatars seem to work fine, but affect performance per #1)
3. chat sounds do not work

Other than that, starting from the codologic website, the free version install went off without a hitch. T
his is a very nice chat addition to SMF. If it could be less intrusive on load times it would be perfect.

I like it, but may have to remove simply due to the page response time issues unfortunately.

maxmoto

hello,
i installed this Chat and the MOD on SMF 2.05 and SimplePortal, but i cant see anything. Get no Error.
I dont need what to do because i dont use the Default Theme.

Is there anything to do that i can use this Chat in my Community or is some Code use in custom Themes?
I cant find nothing :)

rhnegativeforum

Same here. I accessed forumurl/freichat/installation/ and it was a blank page. I installed the mod through package manager and nothing shows.
This thread seems dead and without support.

Can someone please recommend a chat software which I won´t run into these unnecessary headaches with.

I am running 2.0.6

Thanks a lot.

Mike
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Colin

When I get a moment, I am going to go through this mod installation on a demo server and document the steps. I will also send a message over to the mod author. Thank you for your patience everyone.
"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody is not thinking." - Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

Colin

hm32s

sorry everyone, I wasn't notified about the responses.

as for the page load time, FreiChat is loaded after the page is fully loaded.
if anyone has a live demo, I would personally help in getting it fixed.

and if possible, always use the 'comet' option in the backend, it not only improves the messaging speed but also lowers the request overhead.

for the blank page issue, this is mainly and always due to wrong permissions, you might want to check what permission does SMF PHP files currently use and copy those permissions over to the files in the freichat folder.

General Installation Procedure:
1. Download both the plugin and freichat(from http://codologic.com [nofollow])
2. Install freichat (you will also be given a link to download the plugin at the end of the installation)
3. install plugin in SMF


There is an old video tutorial you might want to see, it was made for joomla+Freichat 7, but the installation procedure is almost the same for both,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXya4TuX7Ro [nofollow]






rhnegativeforum

December 10, 2013, 04:17:38 AM #28 Last Edit: December 10, 2013, 04:41:54 AM by rhnegativeforum
Which permissions are needed to make it work?

Everything on my end is set at 777
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hm32s

PHP files usually needs permissions like 755 or 644.
you just have to copy the permissions that you have for the inde.php file of SMF.

rhnegativeforum

For the entire folder /freichat or the subfolder /installation only?
I'm here because my forum is the only part of my site I am not proud of. I am here to fix that. Take a look if you have time to give me some advice and if you do, do so here.

hm32s

@rhnegativeforum I replied to your PM.

if anyone has trouble installing, please refer to your server error log. you will understand what kind of permissions are actually required.
or else look at the existing PHP files that are running smoothly.

go to the server root directory, and see the permission of the PHP files (usually 644) and directories(usually 755)
copy the same permission to the files and folders inside freichat(including itself) directory.

hm32s

Make sure you change the permissions of all files and not just folders to 0755 .


TrickyRicky

I tested this on my test site installs with ease but slows page load dramatically.

Colin

Quote from: TrickyRicky on December 11, 2013, 03:13:24 PM
I tested this on my test site installs with ease but slows page load dramatically.

Indeed, it is very resource heavy.
"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody is not thinking." - Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

Colin

hapuzi

after i've chmod775 eveything inside due to that the installer is by default chmod777, the 505 error has gone. why not make the installer by default is everything chmod775?

My problem is, I have SMF 1.1.19 installed, it says its not compatible. The mod site says it is compatible with SMF 1.1.18, I tried to look on the parse and all 1.1x says its not compatible. while from the installer, I have to choose between versions of SMF(1.1x/2.0x) ?

Arantor

Moved to the Chat/Shoutboxes category.
No good deed goes unpunished
All helpful urges should be circumvented

MarkoKg

Hey there.

I can't find anything about video chat, is it possible with this mod and if so, how?

ZweinsteinOnline Team

Hello,

While testing with the free install we're finding some sort of bug, that makes the chat doesn't work properly.

When we're trying to chat at the big chat, we aren't  able to find the textbox to write your message in. There's no textbox and no cursor.

When one of us was alone in a channel there was somehow a textbox, but when there are more people it was gone. And there was only one person who experienced this.

Please us as soon as you can.

Greetings
ZweinsteinOnline team.


Biology Forums

Is the 1.1.18 version still available? When I download the file, it is only applicable for 2.x.

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