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I am pretty new to Linux and I love it so far, I am in the process of trying to build a home network to learn as much as I can off of before I begin setting up my own small business at the end of September and will incorporate a Linux based network for my business. I have come across a small issue with one of the laptops running RH 9. I have installed the IM program Imici 2.2.5 from Tucows and for about a week it was running great. I was able to connect and communicate without an issue on AOL, MSN, Yahoo, and ICQ. During the last week the application, which comes as a binary executable compressed, opens without a problem, but when I click the connect button the app shuts down. I checked all of the accounts and they are setup properly. The only thing I can remember is about a week or so ago I was trying to figure out how to shutdown a stalled application and I typed something like "kill <app name>" at a command prompt. Now even if that did work, not 100% sure if it did, why would it cause all future occurrences of the app to die as well? I may not be explaining this too well, but if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.
I was not able to ever get Imici running properly. I downloaded and installed the Ximian Desktop version 2 (http://www.ximian.com) to test it for possible use in the enterprise. It installed an upgraded version of Gaim and I have been running it ever since without a flaw so far. The plugins install without a hassle. I have come to like it better than Imici. One of the things I love is I do not have to create another account, I have too many already! My problem is "in a sense" over although not solved. Xmms seems to be running okay, except when I try to play MP3's that I have brought over from my windows partition.
Distribution: Mepis 3.3 Rocks / Mandrake 10.0 Official / Windows 98SE / Windows XP
I was looking for a multi-versed IM program as I do have addresses with all the major companies... Oh, well, I am sure that IMICI will get it right soon, or that I can find out what in Mandrake 9.1 is different ( 9.0 ran IMICI flawlessly ).
You also might want to try the AIM program for linux. It works pretty well.
I found that GAIM was much better and simply to setup. All I had to do was load the plugins for what ever service I wanted to include. I am asumming that IMICI was having a problem. After I removed it things are much better now.