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Old 02-07-2004, 06:14 AM   #1
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Question need help with start menu


Hey all i have a question to ask but i guess first thing is first, I am using mandrake 9.2 and Kde desktop, I removed gaim and upon doing that my instant messeging spot is gone to, So if i try to install gaim again, Is there a way to make the instant messaging spot in my start menu again? Sorry but i am a total thanx for any help
 
Old 02-07-2004, 06:58 AM   #2
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mdk should put the appropriate menu item into your Kmenu after you install gaim. if not please read this: http://www.trilug.org/pipermail/tril...27/021212.html

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-- joe
 
Old 02-07-2004, 06:58 AM   #3
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Ignore me, the above explains what I had in mind.


Last edited by Chu; 02-07-2004 at 07:20 AM.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:03 PM   #4
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ok so basicaly i tried to download the gaim rpm again and it ask me what do i want to open it with? I am so lost now, any ideas what to do?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:33 PM   #5
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Why not reinstall from the CD using Mandrake control centre?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 04:55 PM   #6
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Thats a great idea, Being this is my 2nd day on linux I am not sure how to do that, guess i will google a bit.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:01 PM   #7
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Click on the start menu - goto 'configuration - Packaging - Install Software'

type in your root password when requested and the mandrake installer will appear. Now type gaim into the search box and select the necessary packages. There will be lots to choose from but start at least with the basic gaim package and let it pick any dependencies (if there are any)

Simply choose install and the rest should be done for you!

Good luck!
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:09 PM   #8
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AWESOME!!!! THAT DID WHEW!! THANKS BLANKFRANK
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:16 PM   #9
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OOPs , now i cannot connect.....x has been disconnected "unable to read" has anyone gotten this before? everything looks right
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:16 PM   #10
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No Probs

I'm learning linux and Mandrake too at the moment.

It can get frustrating - I'm a pretty accomplished MS person - so it's really a case of back to school with this.

I don't half feel dumb sometimes but it is rewarding when you get things to work

Cheers!
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:23 PM   #11
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You mean Gaim cannot connect?

If not what has given you that message?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:24 PM   #12
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anyone having that error as well?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:26 PM   #13
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when i try connecting to yahoo thru gaim, it starts to connect then gives me the following "chat name has been disconnected...unable to read" thats all it says.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:31 PM   #14
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Sorry don't use Yahoo - ot works for me on M$N though
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:47 PM   #15
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yes msn does work but i rarelt use it but thanks for the info it really helped me out
 
  


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