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HexChat can be configured either with the GUI (recommended) or by editing config files.

Important: Hexchat has logging enabled by default. Please consider turning it off in the menu Settings → Preferences → Chatting → Logging

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

  • First add a network
  • name it
  • and then click the Edit button to configure the details:

  • set the server to
  • set Use SSL for all the servers
  • unset to Accept invalid SSL certificates. If you cannot connect without this setting, please ask in the #darkfasel channel.

Config File

Optional: If you don't want to use the graphical user interface, add these lines to your ~/.config/hexchat/servlist.conf

E=UTF-8 (Unicode)
clients/hexchat.txt · Last modified: 2016/07/12 12:07 by jomat