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Old 08-25-2004, 07:02 PM   #1
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installed rpm


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.

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Old 08-25-2004, 07:32 PM   #2
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Hello!

I don't think wxGTK is GAIM. To read about it take a look at http://wxwindows.org/

Download GAIM for Mandrake10 from: http://gaim.sourceforge.net/downloads.php
Take the RPM's and install them.
Just type "gaim" and it should start. It's located in /usr/bin ... usually.

Yahoo Messenger help?
rpm -i rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386.rpm [installs the software]
ymessenger [starts yahoo messenger]
Usually it will be installed in /opt/ymessenger/bin/

Cheers!
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:32 PM   #3
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Open your konsole and type in:

gaim & [enter]
 
Old 08-25-2004, 07:37 PM   #4
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thanks Boby I'll try this, exactly what I was looking for...

Revenge that's what I tried, what directory am I supposed to be in?
Just, gaim, no capitals or anything right?
 
Old 08-25-2004, 07:37 PM   #5
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You can run your program from the Konsole.
Code:
 $ gaim
will start gaim.
Code:
$ ymessenger
will start yahoo messenger.

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)
Click OK.
Click Save.
Done.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 07:51 PM   #6
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$ ymessenger worked but
$ gaim didn't.

Thought gaim is supposed to be on mandrake 10, I don't know if I have the official release though.

After running $ ymessenger, I went through the setup and it put an icon on my desktop called ymessenger.kdelnk. What should I open this with?

pongmaster, thanks for the tip on menudrake, only thing I need to know is the correct command to open Y!messenger. The 'ymessenger' only gives me the setup and puts that kdelnk on my desktop
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:04 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:15 PM   #8
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Thanks, gaim worked well after I downloaded it. Thanks everyone, I don't know how I would've found that information with out this forum.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:20 PM   #9
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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.

Boby
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:55 PM   #10
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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?

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Old 08-25-2004, 09:39 PM   #11
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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?

Boby

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Old 08-25-2004, 10:21 PM   #12
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Nope, I guess it's not there. Just came up with that blank cursor.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 08:24 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by smilee
Nope, I guess it's not there. Just came up with that blank cursor.
Ok, this means GAIM is not installed. Download the latest version [0.81] from http://gaim.sourceforge.net/downloads.php the RPM's for Mandrake in a folder. Then "cd" to that folder and use rpm -ihv *.rpm

It should put an icon in your menu too. To start it from konsole type "gaim".
 
  


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