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I've been trying to connect to msm messenger with GAIM. I just downloaded the v0.75 slack pack from linux packages and it installed ok. When i try to connect to msm it logs in to the server, sends my password and then later disconnects claiming a problem reading from the server. i've been trying to find out why and i read about how microshaft changed the msm protocol last october and 3rd party clients may have to pay licence fees etc. But from the dates of some of posts i've read it seems people are connecting after this time. Thus my questions are this
-what is the current situation (the gaim site doesn't mention any problem). Can i legally connect to msm with GAIM or not ?
-and if the above is 'yes' any ideas why i am unable to connect pls ? i put below the relavent debug output.
plugins: /usr/lib/gaim/perl.so is unloadable: Unknown error.
pounces: Error reading pounces: Failed to open file '/root/.gaim/pounces.xml': N
o such file or directory
status: Error reading statuses: Failed to open file '/root/.gaim/status.xml': No
such file or directory
you're right it is a good program, i was looking at it earlier today. The problem is persuding my friends ("whats linux?") to use it . . . so in the meantime im going to try figure out why msm aint working.
I built a java based MSN messenger client a year or so ago, and IIRC error 911 is unauthorised login. The new version of the protocol (and the newer versions of gaim) use SSL to connect and there is information on the FAQ page of the Gaim website for how to get it going.
Also, as you're using slackware (which I am also using), a particular plugin used by gaim is installed into the wrong directory by default. The directory is in the mozilla-1.4 directory and just needs to be added to ld.so.conf so the linker can find it.
As root edit /etc/ld.so.conf and add the line:
(if that's where your mozilla is installed)
then run ldconfig (also as root) so it caches it.
I don't know quite what happens now, as you're using the GAIM slackpack and I installed from source. If that still doesn't work then I recommend using pkgtool to remove your install of GAIM, download the source tarball and compiling that instead as it will compile in the SSL support you need.
Try running gaim. If it works then all is good, if not then try getting the source instead.
Originally posted by dave bean you're right it is a good program, i was looking at it earlier today. The problem is persuding my friends ("whats linux?") to use it . . . so in the meantime im going to try figure out why msm aint working.
amsn is a msn client...infact it is almost a clone of MSN messenger from windows.
hey thanks everyone
I took yor advice rmanocha, and with no messing around logged straight in with amsn, thanks i hadn't realsied it allowed use of msn protocol !!
and Komakino the line /etc/ld.so.conf already contained that link, i'd read the stuff at gaim and got the package they said should have worked out of the box but theres obvioulsy some problem, never mind amsn is good enuff for me !!
so does anyone know what happened cos im surprised microsoft didn't force 3rd party apps to pay to use msn ?