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Old 05-22-2002, 09:24 PM   #1
shassouneh
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For God's sake an alternative to Gaim????


Hi All,
I'm having sever problems with gaim. For one thing It keeps quiitting on me unexpectedly every 5 to 10 minutes, in addition to it stopping sending IMs/receving them even though it SEEMS liek tis sending/receiving. Does anybody know of any decent alternative to gaim? I would like to be able to connect to MSN, AOL, ICQ, and Yahoo and the only program I know of is Gaim.

So please, does anybody know of ANY alternatives to gaim? thanx

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Distro: SuSE Linux Professional 7.3
kernel: 2.4.10-gmbh
Processor: Intel Pentium 3 500MHZ.
Memory: 448MB PC100 SDRAM
architecture: (as above): i386 INtel Pentium 3

Thanx beforehand
 
Old 05-23-2002, 12:23 AM   #2
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There's Everybuddy, from which I have seen is much worse. You can get separate programs, Yahoo makes one of their own, there is one also for ICQ ( forgot name cause I don't use it ) that comes with most distro's already. Not sure of MSN, there is a LMME which is console based, unstable though..

I can't see how your having so many problems with GAIM, I never have problems, doesn't sound like the program but your connection maybe ?? You behind a firewall or anything like that ??
 
Old 05-23-2002, 12:26 AM   #3
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for AOL IM I suggest tik
 
Old 05-23-2002, 12:27 AM   #4
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And I also heard about jabber, give it a try. http://freshmeat.net/projects/jabber/
(supports AIM, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, IRC, etc)

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Old 05-23-2002, 12:54 AM   #5
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Thanx for the tips guys. As for my connection, indeed I am behind some sort of firewall. I am on a college network and I am behind a router with some ports being blocked. This MAY present some connection issues,, but since I can connect but only sometimes gaim either quits completely or just "pretends" to send IMs, I think its GAIM bugs. Thanx for the tips guys. Keep em coming please!
 
Old 05-23-2002, 01:00 AM   #6
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I had the same problems with gaim,I switched to tik (it is AIM only compatible)
 
Old 05-23-2002, 04:43 AM   #7
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hmmm, thanx for the info guys. SuSE comes with LICQ and an AIm client too. Unfortunately I need the MSN/Yahoo/AOl capabilities
 
Old 05-23-2002, 05:27 AM   #8
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well the newest versions of gaim have worked flawlessly for me for many months, no bugs there. but there really is NOTHING else that can touch gaim imho. i used to use Gabber, but the whole Jabber network is just a bit lame, and things break all the time, i could only get onto ICQ with Gabber once a month or something. and everybuddy is UTTERLY horrible.
 
Old 05-23-2002, 05:09 PM   #9
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Ok, I'll wait for the next release of Gaim and give it a shot. Thanx guys
 
Old 05-24-2002, 01:38 PM   #10
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Sorry for the dumb question... but how do you connect to any network other than AIM using GAIM? I downloaded and installed the latest RPM, but as far as I could tell, after a quick inspection, GAIM only talks to AIM servers...

Thanks!
 
Old 05-24-2002, 02:55 PM   #11
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You have to load the module. When you start Gaim for the first time, go to Accounts I think, then click on the little "load" icon, and pick the protocols you want. They usually look like libicq.so.0.0 or similar. good luck
 
Old 05-24-2002, 04:58 PM   #12
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Thanx! I'll try it.
 
Old 05-25-2002, 01:55 AM   #13
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Sewer_monkey, you're more than welcome. Let me know if you face any trouble and I'll try to help ya out

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