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Old 01-24-2004, 07:39 AM   #1
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yahoo messenger on mandrake 9.2 - no luck


hi,

i found several threads in this forum regarding the use of gaim or kopete in connecting to ym. i tried the latest of gaim which is .75, all i got was a bug report (segmations something...)

with kopete, i cannot establish any connection... but there are no reports of whatever log generated...

is there any other way of connecting to ym in mdk 9.2?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 08:28 AM   #2
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U can try the ymessenger rpm from the yahoo site. the rpm is for redhat 9. it works even for mdk.
Use it temporarily until u get the gaim bugs flattened out.

Btw, u can make urself clear by mentioning what exactly happened and what were enabled when compiling gaim.
Also u can try getting gaim rpm for mandrake from the gaim site.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 09:03 PM   #3
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Originally posted by vinay_s_s
U can try the ymessenger rpm from the yahoo site. the rpm is for redhat 9. it works even for mdk.
it doesn't work... i can successfully install it via terminal (rpm ...) or via mandrake control center, but when i run ymessenger, all i get is a segmentation error...

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Originally posted by vinay_s_s
Btw, u can make urself clear by mentioning what exactly happened and what were enabled when compiling gaim.
Also u can try getting gaim rpm for mandrake from the gaim site.
the compilation was good, everything went fine. i can run the program successfully as well, but all i get is a dialog box which says (unable to read...)
 
Old 01-25-2004, 08:08 PM   #4
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Unable to read what ?

for ymessenger, remove the ".ymessenger" folder from ur home dir and run ymessenger again
 
Old 02-15-2004, 11:13 AM   #5
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mandrake 9.1

i just installed redhat9yahoomessenger on mandrake 9.1, as per the advice on here. it seems to work perfectly.
the installation was really easy too. there was an error the program had identifying itself (the GPG or something) but otherwise no problem. i recommend to newbies like myself who have mdk9.1 to try it.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 05:07 AM   #6
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I also had installed y messenger on mandrake 9.1 from yahoo site(the rpm for redhat 9).
As said in previous messages,the installation went fine.But when I tried to start the messenger, it also gave me segmentation fault.So I changed user from root to other user(an normal non super user).and tried to start ymessenger.I was prompted for the yahoo configuration dialogue box.I kept all defaults in the configuration dialogue box.(Add to desktop of GNOME,Menu Of GNOME,DESKTOP of KDE,menu of KDE, Start Ymessenger when x windows starts all checked).Then again i got error.So after that I removed .ymessanger directory from my home diretory and started messenger again.This time i ket just 2 options (ADD to desktop of GNOME and ADD to menu of GNOME).And the configuration worked...
I think the option start ymessenger when starting x windows was causing problems.But I am not sure.
But ymessenger works with mandrake 9.1...:-))
 
Old 02-25-2004, 10:10 AM   #7
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worked for me

I installed the Redhat 9 version of Ymessenger on Mandrake 9.2 and it gave the same segmentation error. I unchecked the boxes that would install desktop icons and reran the program. It installed perfectly.

I wish I had read the previous post first and I would have tried the 'Root' angle first. Oh well, I just built a launcher Icon om my desktop with 'ymessenger' in the command line and it launches perfectly.

good luck
 
Old 03-05-2004, 12:02 AM   #8
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I just found a great replacement that logs directly into Yahoo with no problems. It came on the Mandrake 10 RC1 ISO that I just installed. Its called KOPETE and it works just like the windows version of Ymessenger in that i collapses to the right of the task bar when you hit close. It stays in all windows and is easy to configure. Give it a shot

JB.
 
  


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