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Old 08-24-2006, 05:23 AM   #1
rana_das
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installation help


i am very new to LINUx can anyone tell me how to install google talk in LINUX.i searched net for it and got information on some RPM command ...but i am not able to do it..my googletalk-setup.exe is already downloaded but i dont how running it
 
Old 08-24-2006, 06:06 AM   #2
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Exe files are for Windows not Linux, so its unlikely that Google Talk will work (although some exe files will run using an app called WINE). You need to use a Linux native chat client like Kopete and Gaim which both work with Google Talk.
 
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:42 AM   #4
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Hi,

I suggest Gaim too, it's really very good. You can access
several messenger services like gtalk, msn, yahoo etc using
only one program instead of many softwares as normally people do.

After install it (if you have doubts how to do it please let us know)
you just need to have these informations (if you are going to set a
google account):

Protocol: jabber
username: your username (do not complete with "gmail.com")
server: gmail.com
yourpassword

After access "more options" and in the field "connect to the server"
just put talk.google.com

Hope this help!
 
Old 08-25-2006, 01:32 AM   #5
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thnx man it worked....



Quote:
Originally Posted by brazilian_user
Hi,

I suggest Gaim too, it's really very good. You can access
several messenger services like gtalk, msn, yahoo etc using
only one program instead of many softwares as normally people do.

After install it (if you have doubts how to do it please let us know)
you just need to have these informations (if you are going to set a
google account):

Protocol: jabber
username: your username (do not complete with "gmail.com")
server: gmail.com
yourpassword

After access "more options" and in the field "connect to the server"
just put talk.google.com

Hope this help!
 
Old 08-25-2006, 02:52 AM   #6
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I've been using Google talk for months with gaim. Now it doesn't work. It suddenly decided, today, to stop working. I get "Server does use any supported authentication method". I have no idea what is wrong. I've seen others with the same issue, but no one seems to have a clue how to fix it. If anyone has any ideas, it would be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by meetscott; 08-25-2006 at 05:06 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 05:19 PM   #7
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Since no one was able to help, I fixed it and here it is after much frustration...

Toss out gaim. I like it but it stopped working so screw it... it's gone now. Configure Kopete and install the qca-tls plugin. This is not a package for any IM, it's simply a library to provide SSL/TLS capabilities for programs that use the QT Cryptographic Architecture. This works even though it doesn't provide a couple of features that gaim has. Too bad. I just need the damn thing to communicate. Problem solved... Moving on.
 
  


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