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Old 07-26-2003, 09:31 AM   #1
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where is my MSN?


I met a problem when i first time using MSN by gaim.

I put in my name,password, and press enter. Everything went on fine. BUt suddenly my MSn disappear when it was receiving my buddy list. what's wrong?
 
Old 07-26-2003, 12:19 PM   #2
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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.

Which version were/are you running?

Cool
 
Old 07-26-2003, 12:30 PM   #3
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I am now using gaim 0.64.

by the way, how to search my logs ?
 
Old 07-26-2003, 12:33 PM   #4
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I usually use my system pager, less:
less /var/log/messages (depending on your distro)

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Old 07-26-2003, 12:46 PM   #5
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But I can not open the messages file.

what should i do?

 
Old 07-26-2003, 12:48 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 07-26-2003, 12:56 PM   #7
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you mean I should in the console model to open my message file?

I used less command. But it didnot work

Last edited by gexiaofei; 07-26-2003 at 12:59 PM.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:00 PM   #8
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Fire up an xterm, and then in the xterm type:
gaim
To launch gaim. Then when it crashes look at the xterm and post up anything that looks like crash stuff. If you aren't sure, post it all

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Old 07-26-2003, 01:02 PM   #9
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Quote:
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:
/var/log/everything/current
So:
less /var/log/everything/current
BUT remember to consult your distro's documentation to find out exactly where it should be

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Old 07-26-2003, 01:12 PM   #10
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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
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:13 PM   #11
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another question:
how can i know whether I am using CVS and what is CVS?

Sorry for troubling you.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:17 PM   #12
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http://www.gnu.org/software/cvs/cvs.html
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:33 PM   #13
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I am not using the latest gaim. does it matter?

and how can I update my gaim or CVS. I am not quite understant what the website says. I am not very good at English.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:58 PM   #14
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I would try updateing gaim. Remove your old version then get the latest version 0.66 from:
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 07-26-2003, 02:52 PM   #15
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I updated my gaim to 0.66. And everything goes fine.

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