Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit

tried chrome and firefox

Used OpenID cannot log in to chat.


the thing that worked for me was

There is also a secondary option; log in to your preferred Stack Exchange site, and edit the URL (usually at the top of your browser) to http://{your stackexchange site.com}/users/chat-stackexchange-login, for example: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/users/chat-stackexchange-login.

This line should be placed ABOVE the line on contacting meta.stackoverflow.com

  • 1
    can you try again from chrome incognito, perhaps its a cookie issue?
    – waffles
    Commented Mar 4, 2011 at 3:35
  • 2
    What does chat.stackexchange.com/help say?
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Mar 4, 2011 at 5:38
  • The secondary option is a workaround that was mainly put in place to give IE7 users a chance to use the chat. Please tell us what the test results on the page were.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Mar 4, 2011 at 15:01
  • @balpha All ok were the results I got in that page.
    – Kim Stacks
    Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 0:58

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