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Old 03-08-2007, 10:51 AM   #1
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i lost yahoomessenger!


hi...
i successfully installed yahoomessenger in my system(suse 10.1). but i can't find the application to run. i went to Run Application option too but couldn't locate it. please help me do this...
 
Old 03-08-2007, 11:36 AM   #2
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Sorry, I just don't remember where suse installs that or under what name. I believe it should appear under the "internet - more programs" menu.

The linux version of yahoo messenger is way way out of date and doesn't do chat rooms which is why I haven't used it in a long time.

You can do yahoo PMs with kopete.

Gaim does yahoo PM and chat rooms

Gyachi does yahoo PM and chat rooms too (the webcam function was great, but the last version has a broken driver at the moment)
 
Old 03-09-2007, 12:09 AM   #3
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I think it would be better if you use Gaim rather than installing a messenger.
Just go to Internet>Chat>Gaim internet messenger, and then set it up to access your yahoo account by clicking on 'Accounts' and then selecting the 'Yahoo' protocol. I think it should be a better alternative to actually installing another messenger.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 03:01 AM   #4
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Gyachi does yahoo PM and chat rooms too (the webcam function was great, but the last version has a broken driver at the moment)
i just installed Gyachi and tried viewing one of my friends webcam. It works like Heaven. Voice chat is also available however, it didn't work for me.

GAIM is wonderful too but today after using Gyachi, I plan to use Gyachi instead.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 03:15 AM   #5
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Yes, webcam was fine in gyachi under suse 10.1, but in gyachi for suse 10.2, there is a plugin which fails to load, preventing (usualy) webcam use. If you want to keep the cam ability, don't upgrade to suse 10.2 until the people doing gyachi have fixed it.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 05:33 AM   #6
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hi...
i successfully installed yahoomessenger in my system(suse 10.1). but i can't find the application to run. i went to Run Application option too but couldn't locate it. please help me do this...
I'm not sure whether Yahoo messenger automatically creates any icons, but it should run if you type "ymessenger" into the Run Applications box (and of course you can create an icon for that command yourself).

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The linux version of yahoo messenger is way way out of date and doesn't do chat rooms which is why I haven't used it in a long time.
Given that Yahoo doesn't provide chatrooms any more anyway, that's not an issue now.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 05:53 AM   #7
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just type meebo.com

you will get a great messenger!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 03-10-2007, 03:42 AM   #8
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Given that Yahoo doesn't provide chatrooms any more anyway, that's not an issue now.
Yahoo does still provide chatrooms. However, it only supplies yahoo rooms and no longer supplies user created rooms.
 
Old 03-10-2007, 05:04 AM   #9
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hi, i tried the so called Gaim but an error which says,"proxy server forbids port tunneling" is displayed on logging to yahoo .im confused now .
 
Old 03-10-2007, 03:57 PM   #10
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Yahoo does still provide chatrooms. However, it only supplies yahoo rooms and no longer supplies user created rooms.
Interesting they seem to have brought chat rooms back (although not advertised very well). They certainly were removed a while ago.
 
Old 03-10-2007, 09:06 PM   #11
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proxy server

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hi, i tried the so called Gaim but an error which says,"proxy server forbids port tunneling" is displayed on logging to yahoo .im confused now .
It means the proxy server through which you are trying to connect to IM chat server is not well configured to support IM traffic. Please confirm with the Administrators if they allow IM clients like GAIM.
 
Old 03-10-2007, 09:27 PM   #12
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It means the proxy server through which you are trying to connect to IM chat server is not well configured to support IM traffic. Please confirm with the Administrators if they allow IM clients like GAIM.
Someone, please correct me if I am wrong about what I just wrote in my last post. I used to receive the same error message at office using GAIM on a Windows XP machine and the same was told to me by one of our network admins that they allow only MSN messenger.

I have also came across a couple to other threads on this forum which speaks about running a local proxy to make GAIM work.

Also, at the GAIM's website, I found this info.
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/faq.php#q67
 
Old 03-11-2007, 03:08 AM   #13
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Well, now, the question is: are you actually using a proxy server? If yes, then it seems like a problem with your proxy server itself. Or you can try to go to 'More Options' when you're setting up an account in Gaim, and see what settings are there. I think using the option 'Global Proxy settings' should do rather well, if you've opened up port tunnels for yourself through the proxy server for internet access.
If not, you'll have to use HTTP/SOCKS 4?SOCKS 5 proxy and specify your username and password as needed by your network. If that doesn't work, try signing in with 'No Proxy'.
I'm pretty sure Gaim will work on any one of these. I've been using Suse and a DSL connection, and my Gaim works fine. ;-)
Keep me updated. Cheers and good luck!
 
  


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