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Well, it did not work, I've to fix it someday . But this is from Gaim's faq. It should clarify things for ya (I really believe that Mandrake's gaim is lower/older then 0.60 as I said above ):
Q - How do I use MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, IRC, Gadu-Gadu(GG), Napster, or Zephyr?
A - In Gaim 0.60 and higher, use the Account Editor (Tools->Accounts, or the Accounts button on the start screen) to add the account. The appropriate protocol plugin is loaded automatically.
In Gaim 0.59 and lower, you must first load the protocol plugin for the protocol that you want to use. These plugins come with Gaim, so just go to the Plugins dialog (Tools->Plugins, or the Plugins button on the start screen). The list of plugins on this screen is a listing of plugins you have already loaded and does not included unloaded but available plugins. To load a new plugin, click "Load." The protocol plugins are named libprotocol.so, so MSN for instance is provided by libmsn.so, and Gadu-Gadu is provided by libgg.so. Now you can use the Account Editor to add an account with the desired protocol.
Oh yeah, and don't give up Linux just yet . There was a time I'd to format my computer a lot of times everyday and, if I remember right, I've quit Linux about 3-4 times as well. Today, I've to use win2k with school and when I sit at an windows environment it just feels weird lol
Distribution: Mandrake10 Offical, Debian Sarge, Knoppix, GO Ubuntu!!! my new home
In Gaim at the tool bar select Tools/Plugins, then on the "plugins" box click on "Load" and choose the appropriate plug-ins..... from there you have to set up the plug in which is fairly straight forward...goodluck
i used Gaim for a while, but for some reason i never really got into it. I dont know why today, but i still dont really like its interface, although some people wouldnt change it for the world. I managed to block somebody from my list, and i couldnt find out how to unblock them (i think that was gaim anyway lol)
i used aMSN, which looks like the windows MSN (albeit an older version, and isnt quite as sharp as windows yet) but it does the job.
I now run LICQ, which i love. I never got into ICQ but the client was never that nice on windows, but the LICQ client is so customisable that mine looks really slick