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the only thing ive ever used that supported the chat room side was cheeta. wich is only made for windows. ive heard of some other IRC'like things that do that too. but again all are just for windows. someone should make a linux port for cheeta (www.cheetachat.net)
i tried the redhat RPM once already and it worked very nicely until someone booted my computer up to use windows. and then for reasons i dont understand i couldnt log back into my linux user account and i had to make a new one. anyone know what caused this? or how i could prevent it?
Originally posted by vectordrake Yahoo's own seems to be the best bet. If you're running Suse, the RedHat one should work.
I am running Fedora. I installed the latest client from the yahoo site. It installed fine but does not work properly. I am able to log on and see my friends' list. However, the window becomes 'dumb' . Nothing happens no matter where I click in the screen.
Did you install fine without dependancy issues? All I can think of is that perhaps a dep is missing but it installed anyways. I use mine all the time (that's how I get my LQ mail notifications. LOL) and that's not an issue I came across. There have been others, but not lately.
If you can't solve it, and you are already running some KDE apps (as in already had to load the libs), you could try kopete. It understamds Yahoo!s change of protocol. i don't like it as much because you have to click on the send button. Hitting enter just gives you a carriage return. I know. Its a small thing.
I tried installed kopete but my problem is still not solved. When I try to run it, it gives the following errors:
_KDE_IceTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.ICE-unix should be set to root
QFile:pen: No file name specified
kopete: relocation error: /opt/kde3/lib/libkopete.so.1: undefined symbol: _ZN7QString6setNumEyi
DCOP aborting (delayed) call from 'anonymous-3435' to 'kopete'
bash# Mutex destroy failure: Device or resource busy
Kopete can be configured to send a message when you hit the enter key. Go to settings and configure short cuts, send message, custom and hit the enter key. It annoyed me until I found this.
Something I would to see is yahoo email notification, but I will live without for now.
Originally posted by salscozzari Kopete can be configured to send a message when you hit the enter key. Go to settings and configure short cuts, send message, custom and hit the enter key. It annoyed me until I found this.
It annoyed me enough to go back to what always had worked - amsn. Perhaps......
running Slackware 9.1, I use the Yahoo Linux client. You can't directly access the chatrooms with it, but you just go to the my yahoo webpage with mozilla, or some java-enabled web browser, log into the java client, then go to chat. The java chat client will open, then you can get to the webpage that lists the chatrooms. Just bookmark that page. Then, just close the java chat client, and re-login to the regular Yahoo Linux client and you can then choose your chatroom off the webpage, and it will open in a web-browser window. You can then do IMs with the Yahoo client like normal.
there are few good chat clients for yahoo. zinc is my favorite. gyach-improved is probly the best gui client.
i have a list of them on my website at subliminal-hate. org in the yahoo section. couple other ones i dont have listed as well kopete for example. im not allowed making a real link to the page as i am new here