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First of all, I'm new to Linux. I'm running Mandrake 10 and have just auto installed wxGTK-2.4.2-1.i386.rpm, which is suppose to be GAIM. Problem is, after I auto install the rpm files, where do they go? Can't run this program I just installed, plus another rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386.rpm. Help?
Basically, I'm trying to get Yahoo Messenger to work on Mandrake 10. Kopete isn't working because I haven't upgraded it. I wanted to switch to GAIM but can't find it already installed, I heard it was suppose to be.
If you want to add them to the 'start' menu:
Alt + F2 -> type menudrake in the box.
Menudrake opens. Find a place on your menu tree where you want to add your program (say Internet -> Instant Messaging) and click 'Add Application'.
Fill in the box with Title (what you want to call your program) and Command (the command/path to open the program)
In the configuration of ymessenger, you have to put an X in the box that says something like 'start yahoo messenger with x window' or something like that (been a while since I configured mine - apologies for not remembering the exact wording) Then the next time you start ymessenger, it should just log you straight in.
It doesn't start yahoo messenger when you logon - although the option you need to check makes it sound like it does. If that's any help.
You'll need to download gaim from the sourceforge link posted previously if you want it to work with Yahoo.
It's supposed GAIM comes with Mandrake, but did you selected it on the instalation??
Try this "rpm -qa | grep gaim" if nothing appears you don't have it. You could download the latest version from the link I've posted above to get the latest version of it. I don't know what version is installed in Mandrake but an older version than 0.80 or 0.79 of GAIM will not work with yahoo messenger any more. If you download, them use "rpm -Uhv *.rpm to upgrade the packages.
In the installation of Mandrake 10 I selected almost everything, I didn't know what GAIM was then so don't really know, can't remember if It was in the installation.
Boby, first I put in rpm -qa and a long list cam down all ending with mdk. Second, grep gaim went to a blank cursor. Was I suppose to enter these at the same time? When I do It goes to that blank cursor without root dir showing, is that something?
You have to use rpm -qa | grep gaim toghether. It's only one command. Just copy->paste this red command here to your terminal. Just like you used only "rpm -qa", a list comes up witch contains something including "gaim".....but only if it's installed.
To explain this command, "rpm -qa" lists all rpm-packages installed, "grep gaim" is just a filter to select the word "gaim". So the whole command lists all rpm-packages containing the word "gaim". Got it?