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Old 11-08-2004, 03:50 AM   #1
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yahoo messenger


i used to use yahoo messenger
rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386.rpm

it had used it on fc2. however on rh9, i'm gettin a segmentation fault.

the ymessenger is installed on
/opt/ymessenger
directory.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 03:52 AM   #2
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the *nix yahoo messenger is ancient, try a native program like gaim, it should work a lot better.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 04:12 AM   #3
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i agree but i just want to figure it out. the reason being i know it works since a lot of friends do use it on rh9. but thanks anywayz.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 09:27 AM   #4
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Yahoo Messenger doesn't work with GAIM. They've changed some connection stuff. Don't exactly remember what...
 
Old 11-08-2004, 09:32 AM   #5
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the newest version of GAIM works with yahoo messenger - they keep changing their connection protocols
 
Old 11-08-2004, 11:05 AM   #6
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Gaim

I use Gaim on RH9, FC2, and WinXP. Works great for me. I have "buddies" on yahoo and MSN.
I know this doesn't help your problem, but Gaim really is probably a better prog. choice for native Linux environment.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:06 PM   #7
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thx. will try that too.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 03:09 AM   #8
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thx. me too installed gaim. lets see if it works ok with me.
thx for the suggestion.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 05:04 AM   #9
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Hey, another client you could try is Kopete, it comes standard with MDK 10 and allows conectivity to MSN or yahoo. Also AMSN is quite good for just using MSN messenger, and one more thing i have a friend who used MSN Messenger in windows and signed in using a yahoo account quite frequently, i dont know if this will work in linux or at all though, maybe it was just a freak accident.

CYA
 
Old 11-11-2004, 06:29 AM   #10
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Having tried both yahoo messenger for Linux and gaim I must say that gaim is way better than messenger by leaps and bounds. I have not tried Kopete so I can't comment on that one. I am not sure why you could not get messenger to work for you.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 02:17 PM   #11
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the reason i say gaim is better than the normal yahoo mesenger is that, it comes in the GNOME of debain machines installed on the university campus. i have no idea if kopete too comes or not since i havent used it yet. so i cant compare between them.

AMSN might have the same problem since we dont have root access to the debian machines. my roommate uses normal yahoo and AMSN without any problems. so there shouldnt be any problem to use that. bbut i think gaim might be better.

RE the case where one signs in yahoo using MSN, it's very simple since it's a feature provided by the MSN (i dont remeber the site where you have to register the email but it's a MS site). you can sign in using any email account that u may have access to but then some of the functionalites within the MSN messenger for that account dont work (ex: the new mail count). anywayz, it's not that useful a deal. i think it would work in linux too.

i have got the gaim to work on my machine at home connection but not in the univeristy wireless connection.
gaim also works on the univ's debian machines.
 
  


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