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Old 03-16-2003, 05:04 PM   #1
ole
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Question messenger


I've installed redhat and it works fine. But I would now like to install a good messenger. I use msn and yahoo. Which software should I use?
I used ymessenger and amsn, but with both the sound didn't work
And with gaim, I can't connect to yahoo
So is there better software, or are my problems easy to fix?

thx,

ole
 
Old 03-16-2003, 05:13 PM   #2
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I bet you have aRts or eSound running. Stop it and restart you app, sound should work.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 05:24 PM   #3
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I would stick to gaim - it does support yahoo.


http://gaim.sourceforge.net/about.php
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Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM (Oscar and TOC protocols), ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, and Zephyr networks.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 05:29 PM   #4
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Ummm...here is a personal note on the whole gaim/yahoo issue. I read that there was a bug and that it was fixed in GAIM version 0.59.8 . I went to there site and downloaded the newest version GAIM 0.59.9 . Interestingly, yahoo messenger still did not work so I thought that there was something wrong with my setup. After messing around for a while I downloaded 0.59.8 and miraculously yahoo messenger worked.

Now this does make any sense to me but thats how it is so if you run into problems try version 0.59.8

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Edited for spelling errors. I've been drinking
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Last edited by Crashed_Again; 03-16-2003 at 05:33 PM.
 
Old 03-17-2003, 04:08 AM   #5
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i think it's sometimes very frustrating when newest version doesn't work as well as older version

if i find abc-ver3/def-ver3 software works together
i try abc-ver4/def-ver3
and finally end up going back to abc-ver3/def-ver3

so painful lesson
 
  


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