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Joey.Dale 01-02-2004 09:52 PM

Chat client for yahoo chat??
hi all,

is there a yahoo chat client for linux (slack) gyach lockes up, then closes a say broken pipe. So any help would be great. The Java one on yahoo's site sucks on linux and I have no windows box. A yes I googled and searched LQ. Thank You


trickykid 01-02-2004 09:54 PM

gaim supports yahoo. You can also download the ymessenger that yahoo offers for *nix variants.

Joey.Dale 01-02-2004 09:57 PM

not the IM program, the this for going into chat rooms. ty


Joey.Dale 01-02-2004 10:35 PM

Ohh! GAIM does that. Cool thank you tricky

pranavk 01-22-2004 02:59 PM

Me facing exactly similar probs..
Before the recent change in Yahoo protocols ..Gaim worked ok for chat rooms..
but after the change (10th Jan) I cant use chatrooms in yahoo thru Gaim/gyach :((

Any suggestions.Btw I work inside a firewall.

Thx in advance

Pwnz3r 01-22-2004 03:05 PM

I have no suggestions about gaim but I can suggest getting (I think) Ychat for Windows because it was built to run through Wine. I have it working and it works good through Wine.

dirstyGuy 01-22-2004 04:31 PM

Yahoo had a chat client for Linux long ago, they had never updated that rpm since then. If any onewould like to open an petition on please post it on the forums later, I'd like to support.

Yahoo should know many ppl had move to linux now.. :D

skitz 01-22-2004 10:57 PM

Use Zinc or Curphoo, both work fine in yahoo chat
(though with new install of slack, having trouble with color not being called.. )

But thats a ncurses problem.. not the clients

UltimaGuy 01-23-2004 02:11 AM

My gaim connects to yahoo pretty well. You have to change the server address of Yahoo to this -->

It seems Yahoo changed their address!!!

pranavk 01-23-2004 09:12 AM

Ya thanx zinc works ok ..but all-text mode :(
Curphoo I cudnt find a sufficiently new version that uses new YMSG protocol.

Managed to get a patch for gyach..Hope to make it run..
Thanx anyway..

pranavk 01-23-2004 01:33 PM

Hi Ultimaguy
Your info is correct.Sometime back using was the trick.
But _NOW_ its all complicated ..doent work for *CHAT* (not IM)
Are you able to go to chatrooms using Gaim now?

btw Gaim-0.75 does this server setting for you,automatically.

php 01-23-2004 03:16 PM

If you have java support in your web browser you can use the built in java chat that yahoo provides.

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