Kopete is a full featured Chat client with support for file transfers in Gtalk too.
Install it, and configure as follows:
Accounts>Jabber ID: [email protected] (for Gapps accounts), Password
[*] Use SSL
[*] Override default server info:
Behavior: Start with Hidden window
Joel G Mathew, known in tech circles by the pseudonym Droidzone, is an opensource and programming enthusiast.
His favorite pastime is grappling with GNU compilers, discovering newer Linux secrets, writing scripts, hacking roms, and programs (nothing illegal), reading, blogging. and testing out the latest gadgets.
When away from the tech world, Dr Joel G. Mathew is a practising ENT Surgeon, busy with surgeries and clinical practise.