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Old 07-18-2003, 03:40 AM   #1
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MSN on Red Hat 9


Is there a way I can talk to people on MSN on Linux?
 
Old 07-18-2003, 04:01 AM   #2
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Use the program "gaim" (may or may not be installed on your system, should be on your cds though). It allows you to talk to people on MSN, ICQ, AIM, and quite a few other protocols, and I like it more than MSN messenger...
 
Old 07-18-2003, 04:09 AM   #3
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How can I make that log into my MSN account?
 
Old 07-18-2003, 04:12 AM   #4
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create a new profile, enter your data, possibly (depending on your version of gaim) select MSN as the account type.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 04:28 AM   #5
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http://gaim.sourceforge.net/

They don't seem to have a version for RedHat??
 
Old 07-18-2003, 04:30 AM   #6
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http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/g...6.rpm?download

good luck do tell us if you succeed
 
Old 07-18-2003, 04:33 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by PionexUser
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/

They don't seem to have a version for RedHat??
OK I found it. THX for the help.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 06:44 AM   #8
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OK, I downloaded that file and after the "Preparing System Update" nothing happens. And the program is still v0.59.8..........

Anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it?
 
Old 07-18-2003, 06:52 AM   #9
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that means it hasn't installed properly. What distribution are you using? Is it RedHat? How exactly do you try to install the file?
 
Old 07-18-2003, 07:05 AM   #10
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RedHat 9
I try installing it by right clicking on it and then clicking open.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 07:30 AM   #11
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try the following on a console prompt (after changing to the directory with the rpm file)

rpm -Uvh <rpm-file>.rpm

and post the output.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 07:40 AM   #12
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[hubcaps@localhost hubcaps]$ rpm -Uvh /home/USERNAME/Downloads/gaim-0.65-1rh9.i386.rpm
warning: /home/USERNAME/Downloads/gaim-0.65-1rh9.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 883c1c14
error: Failed dependencies:
libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by gaim-0.65-1rh9
 
Old 07-18-2003, 07:46 AM   #13
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Get and install a new version of the gtkspell package. You could try

http://gtkspell.sourceforge.net/down...0.2-1.i386.rpm

After that, try installing gaim again.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 07:49 AM   #14
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Theres this program called amsn. It looks/works exactly like Msn Messenger, you can find it here:
http://amsn.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 07-18-2003, 07:55 AM   #15
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I always found gaim had more features, and it definitely supports more protocols... it's largely a matter of taste in the end.
 
  


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