CM IRC channels

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Intro to IRC

IRC stands for "Internet Relay Chat". It is a way you can group-chat to dozens of other CyanogenMod users and developers in online rooms, called "channels" in real-time.

There are several IRC networks on the Internet. All Cyanogenmod IRC channels are based off a server based at irc.freenode.net, also known simply as "Freenode".

You can connect to the IRC network using a free, dedicated IRC program such as mIRC, X-Chat, HexChat, BitchX, Smuxi, etc. There are many such IRC programs available for OS X, Windows, or Linux.

Additionally, there is a web-interface to IRC that can be accessed using only a web browser via the Freenode Web Chat page.

Some channels (again, channels are like chat rooms) require to register an alias before you can enter. This security requirement is to make sure every participant has a unique name, and to avoid situations where someone can impersonate someone else. Other channels do not have this requirement.

Register an alias/nickname on NickServ

This section is a brief how-to about registering a nick on NickServ-- the nickname (or "nick") server associated with Freenode. It is necessary to register your nickname to access the #cyanogenmod or #cyanogenmod-dev channel.

To register your nickname:

  1. click on the following link to connect to irc.freenode.net. Use a unique nick while joining.
    Freenode Web Chat
  2. Enter the following command in the message bar:
    /msg NickServ register <password> <email-address>
  3. You should now recieve an e-mail from NickServ at the email address you provided. Follow the instructions in that email.
  4. For future logins you can enter the following command to authenticate your registered nick
    /msg NickServ identify <password>
  5. To join a new channel
    /join #<channel name>
    eg to join #cyanogenmod use: /join #cyanogenmod

CyanogenMod-related channel list

Note that the name of every channel begins with a # character to help identify it.

#cyanogenmod

This is the main CM support channel. If you need any help installing or troubleshooting your device this is the place to go. The channel requires you to access it via a Registered Username.

#cyanogenmod-dev

This is the main CM developer channel. This channel is for everyone who needs any help building cyanogenmod for their device or porting it to a new device. The channel requires you to access it via a Registered Username. For instructions on registering your username see #Register_on_NickServ. This is a developer-only channel. NOT for CM installation support

#cm-wiki

This is the main CM channel for all matters related to this wiki. Users aren't required to register their usernames to access this channel. This channel is meant only for wiki related chat, NOT for general CM installation support.

Other channels with ties to CM

These channels aren't maintained by CyanogenMod, but are related to CM sub-projects and generally owned by the respective teams.

#teamhacksung-support

This is the support channel for all teamhacksung supported devices. Teamhacksung is a group dedicated to development of CM on Samsung devices.

#cyanogenmod-touchpad

This channel supports the HP touchpad (codename: tenderloin).

#nookcolor

As the name suggests, this channel is used to discuss the Nook Color (encore) tablet

#nook-tablet

Ditto, only for the Nook Tablet.

#koush

This is the official support channel for ClockWorkmod Recovery (CWR).

#twrp

This is the official support channel for the TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) recovery image.

#android-root

This channel is for non CM-specific issues such as rooting your stock ROM and discussions on custom ROMs