LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-25-2006, 04:25 AM   #1
Syele
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: New Mexico
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
MSN woes


When I got this computer GAIM worked fine. and it still does except for MSN. it connects for about one minute and then disconnects me.

the Debug log says:
Quote:
account: Disconnecting account 0x97d8b50
connection: Disconnecting connection 0x9ac3420
server: removing NOP
msn: destroy httpconn (0x994e4d0)
connection: Destroying connection 0x9ac3420
I looked at how to upgrade GAIM thinking tht might help but I seem to be lost on how to do that.

I tried to install MSN with WINE but got an error aboutnot being able to detect Internet explorer.

So then I thought, since I use mIRC (also with WINE) that I could just use one of the MSN add ons. but no matter which one I use I get ewrrors. the most common one is:
* No such Com 'auth' open (line 15, msnauth2kxp.mrc)

the password i'm entering is correct since I can login to passport from the website.

out of pure desperation I tried to use the web messenger... I got "Your web browser is not supported by this version of MSN Web Messenger"

I really don't care HOW I connect to MSN messenger. I don't need the web came or file sharing.. just basic chatting. Can someone walk this newbie through how to install MSN in one form or another?
 
Old 04-25-2006, 04:47 AM   #2
satinet
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Slackware 11, Sabayon 3.1
Posts: 1,464

Rep: Reputation: 46
i suspect that msn may have changed the name of their server or something....

right so which distribution are you using?

you probably just need to upgrade GAIM.

you could also install aMSN....
 
Old 04-25-2006, 04:53 AM   #3
cs-cam
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,544
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 56
What version of gaim are you using? Give some more info bud. I use gaim fine for MSN so it's something to do with your setup, not gaim.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 01:31 PM   #4
Syele
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: New Mexico
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Sorry GAIM is version 1.3.0-1/fc4

I have Fedora Cora 4

GAIM was working perfectly for a couple months and then one day msn just started disconnecting on me. I didn't change anything cause I don't know how. LOL if MSN changed the name of their server.. how do I fix that?
 
Old 04-25-2006, 01:53 PM   #5
mrclisdue
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Slackware -current, 14.1
Posts: 1,052

Rep: Reputation: 170Reputation: 170
as someone posted above, try aMSN - it's an MSN clone, and it's working fine for my children....(but then again, gaim is also working fine....)


cheers,
 
Old 04-25-2006, 02:01 PM   #6
satinet
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Slackware 11, Sabayon 3.1
Posts: 1,464

Rep: Reputation: 46
i would start by updrading msn to the latest version in the past. I have had the same problem before - i,e msn stops working. upgrading gaim might well fix it.

gaim is now on version 1.5 i believe....
 
Old 04-26-2006, 02:33 AM   #7
cs-cam
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,544
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 56
Yup, upgrade. The MSN protocol probably changed since Gaim 1.3.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 07:05 AM   #8
Merlin Whitewolf
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Cookeville, Tennessee
Distribution: Fedora Core 5 and PCLinuxOS
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 15
Lightbulb msm not working

Quote:
Originally Posted by Syele
Sorry GAIM is version 1.3.0-1/fc4

I have Fedora Cora 4

GAIM was working perfectly for a couple months and then one day msn just started disconnecting on me. I didn't change anything cause I don't know how. LOL if MSN changed the name of their server.. how do I fix that?
Try upgrading to Fedora core 5. The newest version of Gaim will be with it. Or just upgrade Gaim. I think the newest is version 2.0.

MSN was upgraded to a newer version not too long ago. The old protocols are probably installed in Gaim 1.3, so an upgrade seems to be the only way to fix this. Or try aMSN. You may have luck with it. I was unable to get it to install on Fedora Core 4, but you may be able to do so.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 11:30 PM   #9
cs-cam
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,544
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 56
Gaim 2.0 is still in beta, the current stable version is 1.5.0 which works fine.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 08:23 AM   #10
Agrouf
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: France
Distribution: LFS
Posts: 1,591

Rep: Reputation: 79
Gaim works fine. Upgrade to 1.5 and see if it solves the problem. Or that could just be a firewall issue. Please try to upgrade and report if it works.
Or you can use aMSN, which support webcam, inkdraw and nudges. Works fine.
Kopete is another option. You need the latest svn version to have the webcam work properly with the latest MSN protocol.
You can as well install msn 6.2 or msn 7.0 with wine, but you need to install internet explorer first. Read this how to : http://wiki.winehq.org/MSN_Messenger_webcam_support
Note : there are several other msn clients which can work. Simplest is to upgrade gaim.
 
  


Reply

Tags
msn


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Msn Brad.G Linux - Software 6 08-24-2005 09:55 AM
Msn Screener Linux - Newbie 4 06-21-2004 07:48 AM
MSN to break Linux connection used with msn I think read maximalred Linux - General 1 08-24-2003 01:40 PM
CAN WINE be made to run MSN 8 and MSN Messager maximalred Linux - Software 3 08-24-2003 08:56 AM
where is my MSN? gexiaofei Linux - Software 15 07-27-2003 12:40 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:09 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration