Thought it would be fun to get the old talk program working in Linux…no luck. It really shouldn’t be that hard. The live typing feature was memorable.

Ok, got it working…that was tough.

~$ sudo apt install inetutils-talk inetutils-talkd inetutils-inetd

remove the "#<off>#" in front of the "talk dgram..." line in the /etc/inetd,conf file.

~$ sudo mv /bin/inetutils-talk /bin/talk

~$ sudo /etc/init.d/inetutils-inetd restart

Ta'Da, working, at least on the same box.

@daniel the old #talk, the ancient instant messaging. I wonder how it will work when logged in a modern #desktopenvironment such as #gnome with no terminals opened

@daniel once again, I have no idea what you're talking about 🤣🤣🤣

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