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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
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 ??
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!
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.
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...
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