Ugh ntfs is not good, I dunno if they made the stable ntfs patch yet... *just been 4 months at sea*
Well, as for amsn.. Keep away from the rpm.. In general keep away from the rpm's. The easiest way to get aMSN to work is to untar the source and just run ./amsn in the untarred directory. The first time you load it it will prompt you to d/l a TSS(or something like that, something about security, maybe SSL dun remember), which you need to use it.. Well, you can try to just "whereis amsn" or just try to run amsn from the commandline.