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Old 06-19-2009, 02:20 AM   #1
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Slackware 12.2 refuses to log into yahoo chat.


It's not just pidgin or gyachi or zinc. It's yahoo chat in general. Yahoo has an annoying in browser chat client in the email that always logs me out of whatever client I'm using, and even that thing won't log in.

I was recently distro hopping and of course I ended up back at slackware 12.2 (I knew I probably would.) I've gone full out and reinstalled slackware three times in the past two hours just to see if I get this fukcing machine to connect to gorram friggen god dang mother fukcing yahoo chat, and so far no luck. Why would this possibly happen?

How the hell would I go about being able to use my dang ol' piece of crap mother fukcing chat again?

Can you tell I'm frustrated?
 
Old 06-19-2009, 02:25 AM   #2
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It seems like all messenger software except Yahoo Messenger 9 on Windows stopped working with yahoo chat. This happens since yesterday evening (GMT), and until know I could find no solution.

For the time being, www.meebo.com seems to work, however I am getting frequent disconnects and page refresh is needed for reconnect.
 
Old 06-19-2009, 03:15 AM   #3
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eddiep: I think Yahoo does this sort of thing 'regularly', because, well, they're a bunch of a[s-s][s-s]holes (sofisticated regular expressions to protect the innocent).
 
Old 06-19-2009, 03:28 AM   #4
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noctilucent: yeah, they used to do this, but mostly with the voice, video and file transfer protocols. If I remember correctly, they changed their chat protocol last time in 2004 or even earlier.
 
Old 06-19-2009, 04:28 AM   #5
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In kopete, redefine messenger server:
Settings / Configure Kopete / Accounts / Select your account / Modify Account... / Account Preferncies / Override default server information / 66.163.181.170

Alternatively you can add this to your /etc/hosts file, than restart Pidgin/Kopete:
66.163.181.170 scs.msg.yahoo.com
 
Old 06-20-2009, 03:50 AM   #6
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Excellent

Thanks guys, I'm glad to know it's not just me. I was workin' on something when this happened and I was so paranoid it was a configuration issue on my end I was reluctant to go any further with it in case it affected multiple programs.

I'm just relieved it's not something wrong with Slackware. I appreciate y'alls help figuring this one out.
 
  


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