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Old 05-13-2005, 01:38 AM   #1
gobi_dgm
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Question GAIM Error


hi,
When starting, gaim returns an error stating "Unable to connect". I have opened it with debug mode and found the exact error as

DNS error: Name or service not known
Error: getaddrinfo returned -2

I got two more errors before this..

prefs: Finished reading /root/.gaim/prefs.xml
pounces: Error reading pounces: Failed to open file '/root/.gaim/pounces.xml': No such file or directory
status: Error reading statuses: Failed to open file '/root/.gaim/status.xml': No such file or directory

i couldn understand this...
can anyone pl help me?

thanks in advance
 
Old 05-13-2005, 03:27 AM   #2
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Are you logged in as root
If not GAIM shouldn't try to read preference files for /root/.gaim/
but from /home/<name of you home dir>/.gaim/

Being logged in as root is a big no
 
Old 05-13-2005, 03:33 AM   #3
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ya, im in 'root' login...
 
  


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