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If it crashed try running it from a terminal and post up any error messages that come when it crashes (They should appear in the terminal right before the crash). If there are no error messages, try searching your logs for any clue(s) as to why it crashed.
Lastly, (maybe firstly?) submit a bug report to the Gaim team or join the mailing list to discuss the issue.
You've got to be root normally to access your log files as there could be valuable info in there sometimes. Also, you will likely have best luck from running it from a console and looking for errors ( if there are any) as it will be blatently obvious that the error is actually for that application.
Originally posted by gexiaofei you mean I should in the console model to open my message file?
I used less command. But it didnot work
More than likley you have less installed, however you much be root to read your log files, and it's also possible that /var/log/messages does not exist because some distros do not have that file as their system logger. You should poke around in /var/log to see if you can locate your systems log file, OR (a better idea) consult your distros documentation for information on where the system logger keeps it's log file. If you use metalog it will be:
BUT remember to consult your distro's documentation to find out exactly where it should be
Distribution: RedFlag Linux, and RedHat Linux(now)
Thank you very much.
I did as you told me. It is said that this is a bug in the softwawre and has happend through no fault of my own.
It si possible that this bug is already fixed in CVS.
I am very glad that it is not my fault