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Old 09-27-2004, 09:18 PM   #1
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hey, i'm new to linuxquestions.org could i have some help?


i was wondering where i could get help for gaim on here
 
Old 09-27-2004, 09:32 PM   #2
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Maybe Linux - Software?

But anyway, since you are new, I welcome you and ask: what is your question?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 09:34 PM   #3
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how do i add protocols to my account manager, like msn, yahoo etc.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 09:38 PM   #4
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What distribution are you using? How did you install GAIM? (i.e. did you install from the distro's CD, download directly, do an urpmi/yum/apt-get for it?)
 
Old 09-27-2004, 09:39 PM   #5
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i downloaded it from the site
 
Old 09-27-2004, 09:44 PM   #6
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how do i add protocols to my account manager, like msn, yahoo etc.
Use the Account Editor (Tools->Accounts, or the Accounts button on the start screen) to add the account of the appropriate messaging service. Use the checkbox in the account editor to sign online.

Hopes this helps!

-Kx
 
Old 09-27-2004, 09:45 PM   #7
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Well, I just assumed that it had it all already. When you Add an account, there should be a dropdown for Protocols. Do you see it, and does it have multiple protocols there? If not, what do you see?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 09:46 PM   #8
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i see it but i only have aim/icq and toc down in the box

how do i add yahoo and msn?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 09:52 PM   #9
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The MSN protocol was originally published by Microsoft as an IETF draft. It has since been "embraced and extended" to the point that it had to be reverse engineered to work. Some documentation on this effort is available here. Yahoo hasn't been written yet.
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/protocol.php#yahoo

Google is user-friendly
enjoy!

-Kx

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Old 09-27-2004, 09:52 PM   #10
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What distro do you have? Did you install an RPM, or compile on your own?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 10:03 PM   #11
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There are other messengers, such as dMSN, which has been renamed Mercury due to the name.

http://www.mercury.to

MSN allows you to implement the web messenger in Mozilla

http://webmessenger.msn.com

This contains all the protocols that you want:
http://miranda-im.com/

enjoy!

-Kx
 
Old 09-28-2004, 01:00 AM   #12
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Well Gaim should do just fine. What distro are you using windows_rebel (Mandrake, Fedora, Slackware)? If your distro has a package manager, like rpm for Fedora and Mandrake or pkgtools for Slack try to find the package instead of compiling it yourself. That way all the protocols should be there. That worked for me.
 
  


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