In the ArchStrike IRC channel, you can talk to the developers and join the community chat for ArchStrike.
This guide will cover, step-by-step, how to set up the HexChat IRC client and connect to the ArchStrike IRC channel.
Note: This guide assumes you are using Archlinux/ArchStrike.
For the sake of simplicity, we will use the HexChat IRC client throughout the guide. You can use another client if you wish so.
weechat is recommended for a lightweight and command-line alternative to HexChat.
# pacman -S hexchatas root.
Launch HexChat from your desktop environment.
This will be how it looks on your first launch: https://imgur.com/a/N73sz
This is how it will look: https://imgur.com/a/DOZj4
Nothing, I'll join a channel later for now, and press
Type this down:
/msg NickServ REGISTER <password_you_pick> <your_email> on the message bar, replacing
password_you_pick with the password you want for your freenode account and
your_email with your e-mail address.
/msg NickServ REGISTER hunter2 firstname.lastname@example.org
Verify your e-mail by clicking the link you receive.
Time to change some settings.
HexChat on the top bar.
It will look like the first screen.
Now click on
freenode and choose
Edit... on the right side.
This is how it should look: https://imgur.com/a/GWaUe
Use global user information
Nick name:, enter the nickname you used while connecting.
Login method: should be
SASL (username + password)
Enter your password next to
Servers, you can see
Add after you switch to
Autojoin channels tab.
#archstrike to the channels list.
You can close HexChat now. When you start it again, it will automatically identify with the IRC server and connect to the ArchStrike IRC channel.