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Old 07-28-2003, 10:31 PM   #1
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gaim 0.66


ok, i installed it, everything seems to have went well, i try to use it,.. it works in root fine, i log out, go to my normal user account, and when i try it it doesn't work. it will come up, but in a little box and if i click anything it closes,.. if i try to open it in terminal it gives me a bunch of critical errors about how it can't open the pixmaps and things like that. is there some way i can fix this? i'm currently using slack 9, if it helps.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 11:40 PM   #2
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according to the distros you are using I assume you already know how to install rpms or tarballs. Wonder if the installation itself went without any problems.

I myself removed the old GAIM that was preinstalled with RH 9 and ugraded to 0.66. Its been working fine either with root or with any other user.

Can't imagine that it's your system. Have you tried it on any other distro yet besides slack? Just wondering...


Hope this helps!
 
Old 08-06-2003, 07:35 PM   #3
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well, i use it on connectiva and redhat,... Deb i use 0.59.9,.. i'll try removing the old one like you've said. thanks.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 08:09 PM   #4
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gaim 0.66

If it runs in root but not as user it could well be the permissions.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 09:12 AM   #5
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well, i tried to install it again, and it gives a bunch of errors when i try to use it as a normal user. it can't load any of the pixmaps, then when i try to log on it won't let me,.. if it is the permissions how would i change them so a normal user can use it ?
 
Old 08-08-2003, 10:04 AM   #6
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hmm... ok, go to the directory where you installed it. ( i can't remember the default and I can't check becuase I'm at work. ) then as root, type:

chmod 777 /*

and that will change the permissions of everything in that folder so that any user is able to use it.

-AquamaN
 
Old 08-08-2003, 11:05 AM   #7
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I really wouldn't type chmod 777 /*
Thats asking for problems. Go into the gaim directory, type chmod 755 -R *

If its a permissions problem that would fix it.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 12:58 AM   #8
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ok, i figured out the problem, it was a permissions problem, but in /usr/local/share. a normal user couldn't get to the pixmap folder inside that, so i had to change permissions on that,.. i did chmod 755 -R on the entire /usr/local/share folder,.. if this is bad, could someone please help me change it but so a user can read it, just not create anything there?
 
Old 08-10-2003, 01:27 AM   #9
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chmod 755 does exactly what you want. Why didn't you just change the permissions on the pixmap folder though?

What you did isn't bad, my SuSE 8.2 distro defaults most of my file system to that setting I believe. Just make sure you don't try to hide anything in there you want to keep secret Some security hounds probably will think you did something bad, but I don't think it should cause you any problems.
 
  


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