you shouldnt try to install files in debian format on mandrake (i guess...)
have you tried installing gaim (gaim.sourceforge.net), and connecting to yahoo messenger using gaim as the client?
and btw, if you want to run something as root, you shouldn't logout and then login to x in the root account.
you should open up a terminal, then type "su" and enter your root password.
you are then left with a terminal using the root account.
to close the root session in the terminal run "exit" in the terminal.
Last edited by chup; 12-07-2003 at 02:16 PM.