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Old 03-24-2006, 10:41 PM   #1
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Help Me Install Yahoo Messenger


Hi all, thanks for letting me join the group. I am brand new to linux, have never used it in my life. I am taking classes at ITT Tech on linux. I am attempting to install yahoo messenger. It gives me a couple of different instructions on saving a file to my desktop..etc...I have no idea how to do any of this. I installed what I thought was messenger, and now whenever i do anything, it says already installed. I can get the log in screen through "internet" - IM's under applications settings, but it wont' log in. Any help? Thanks in advance

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Old 03-24-2006, 10:49 PM   #2
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hello and welcome to LQ!!! few things...which distro are you using? slack, suse, fedora, maybe ubuntu? that info will help us to help you

also, how did you install messenger?
 
Old 03-24-2006, 10:50 PM   #3
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Have you tried using Gaim? I use this and it imports all of my Yahoo IM contacts and has some, but not all, of the IM functionality of Messenger.
 
Old 03-24-2006, 11:14 PM   #4
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Distro and specific info helps a lot
 
Old 03-24-2006, 11:24 PM   #5
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Installing Messenger

Hi, I am running Fedora. I installed it by going to yahoo.com, messenger, and saving RedHat 8 to my desktop..it shows a log in screen, but will not connect, it says messenger will not connect, try back later. When I run it on windows, it works fine. Also, a question was posed if I have tried GAIM?..sorry, but I have no idea what this is.

Thanks for the help.

Troy
 
Old 03-24-2006, 11:49 PM   #6
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gaim is another all-in-one program that covers things like aim, ymessenger and msn, and is probably already installed with fedora. i'm not that familiar with fedora, but if you're using the kde desktop, you can prolly find it under menu>internet>chat? maybe. or you can open the "run" command and type gaim and it should start up for you.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 09:46 PM   #7
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Hi again, please accept my apologies for not replying sooner. I can only access linux on Friday evenings, so I'm on once a week. I accessed GAIM, go to my yahoo account, and when I sign on, it times out, yet I know it's not a yahoo error because I can access it through windows...help please.

Thanks

Troy
 
Old 03-31-2006, 10:02 PM   #8
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Protocol Change

Quote:
Originally Posted by detpenguin
gaim is another all-in-one program that covers things like aim, ymessenger and msn, and is probably already installed with fedora.
Actually, Yahoo changed their IM protocol and gaim doesn't work anymore.

Edit: Removed, you've already got it installed.

Last edited by Dragineez; 03-31-2006 at 10:07 PM.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 10:12 PM   #9
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I downloaded the link, I got a message that it is already installed. I get to the log in screen, and it doesn't connect, the log in screen turns gray and nothing happens. What am I doing wrong...aaaieeeeee.....linux is fun...my only experience, and that has been for the past few years, has been with windows.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 10:25 PM   #10
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Starting How?

How are you starting it? If you are clicking on the desktop icon to start the messenger, don't. Start up terminal and type:

/usr/bin/ymessenger

The advantage of starting it this way is that any error messages it throws will be written to the terminal window. That could aid in diagnosing the problem.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 11:04 PM   #11
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I tried this, and the page is dead, it shows up, but i can't click on anything, it just kind of freezes
 
  


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