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I upgraded from Mandrake to Red Hat 9.0 because Yahoo Messenger isn't supported in Mandrake nor in Gaim anymore. Problem is, I can ONLY access Yahoo Messenger when I'm logged in as root in Red Hat Linux v9.0. Any help in accessing Yahoo Messenger via normal log-in's other than root would be MUCH appreciated!!!!! Thanks in advance for any and all help!!!!!!!............................ALAN
Distribution: Redhat v8.0 (soon to be Fedora? or maybe I will just go back to Slackware)
Try launching your messenger program from a terminal window when you are logged in as a regular user. If the program launches, then try logging in. You should get some errors in that terminal window that will give us a clue as to why its not working. More than likely, its a simple permissions problem.
When I log in via my normal user login (not root) and try to install the program by double clicking on it in the folder I saved the "rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386.rpm" file to, I then type my password for root as instructed and it returns this message:
"Could not open package. The file could not be read. Make sure you have the proper permissions on it."
Soooo.......I then proceded to install it as root as instructed via the web site I downloaded the file from (Yahoo) and it works like a champ....... AS LONG AS I AM LOGGED IN AS ROOT. But I want to be able to use Yahoo Messenger in "normal" user log-in's, NOT just as root.
Now, on to what you suggested..................
I have no idea what directory to even look in. The shortcut to the program when logged in as root, points to the directory "/opt/ymessenger/bin/ymessenger". I opened up my terminal, changed to this directory, and did just as you instructed. It didn't return anything. I know this has to be something simple. I'm just too green to see it I know.................LOL................ Can you tell? Thank you for helping. Any other suggestions? Hope I provided you with enough information. If you need more, let me know and I'll do what I can on this end to get it to you. Thanks again!!!.....................ALAN
As instructed via the Yahoo website, I did the following:
1. Save the appropriate file listed below to your machine.
* RedHat 6.x (837b5919bffabae74386bcbc2a602daf)
* RedHat 7.x(8d6ebad8eee0260ef9f53a535ced5f68)
* RedHat 8.0(c1c43d6dde97d2bad13140b25b044d98)
* RedHat 9(325e37fe50a7beb32d740da5d7467751)
2. Log in as root and type
rpm -i <filename>
with the appropriate filename depending on your version to install the application.
3. Run /usr/bin/ymessenger from X Window to launch the application.
When I do as instructed via #3 in my terminal, I get this message:
[alan@dhcp-250-1 /]$ cd /usr/bin
[alan@dhcp-250-1 bin]$ /ymessenger
bash: /ymessenger: No such file or directory
Now.......... I also tried your second suggestion and got this response:
Here's what I get when I try an install from the terminal under a "normal" user:
[alan@dhcp-250-1 alan]$ cd Yahoo\ Messenger
[alan@dhcp-250-1 Yahoo Messenger]$ dir
[alan@dhcp-250-1 Yahoo Messenger]$ rpm -i rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386.rpm
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
[alan@dhcp-250-1 Yahoo Messenger]$
I just thought this might be helpful............ Thanks again!!!!