Fix Facebook Not Working With Gwibber In Ubuntu 12.10 Or 12.04

Facebook doesn’t currently work with Gwibber (the Facebook feeds aren’t updated – bug HERE) and this bug affects Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04 and probably older Ubuntu versions as well.There is, however, a work-around which I can confirm it works for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and 12.04 Precise Pangolin – so here’s how to apply it and get Facebook to work with Gwibber again!1. Open /usr/share/gwibber/plugins/facebook/__init__.py as root with a text editor – we’ll use Gedit so to open the file, run the following command in a terminal:gksu gedit /usr/share/gwibber/plugins/facebook/__init__.py2. In the newly opened file, search for the following code: m[“privacy”][“description”] = data[“privacy”][“description”]It should be on line 329 for Ubuntu 12.10 (with Gwibber 3.6.0-0ubuntu1) and on line 210 for Ubuntu 12.04. The line number may be different on other Gwibber / Ubuntu versions.And replace that line with the following code: if data[“privacy”].has_key(“description”): m[“privacy”][“description”] = data[“privacy”][“description”] else: m[“privacy”][“description”] = “Unknown”Make sure the code is pasted exactly as it’s displayed above, including the spaces in the beginning, or else it won’t work!Then, save the file.

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