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Old 10-06-2006, 02:28 AM   #1
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GAIM + MSN broken on Slackware 11?


I just installed Slackware 11. Got everything running the way I like so far except I cant use MSN messenger with GAIM.

When I try to connect I get an error stating that SSL supportis needed for MSN, and asking me to install an appropriate SSL library.

I have had this problem before in earlier Slackware releases, it was always fixed by installing the Mozilla package (I believe from the Mozilla NSS). But now there is no Mozilla, only Seamonkey, and installing Seamonkey doesn't help at all.

Does anybody know how to fix this?
 
Old 10-06-2006, 03:43 AM   #2
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I have slackware 11 I did a 'full noob' install and gaim launches and run's just fine, and I can log in to secure web-sites.

Did you upgrade to 11.0? or do a full install?
 
Old 10-06-2006, 04:37 AM   #3
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My Gaim crashes when I try to login to MSN. On Gaim's webpage, it says:

Quote:
Yesterday, Gaim started crashing for a bunch of people (most notably Windows users) when trying to connect a MSN account.

* Update - August 20th, 2006 - 12:32 CDT *

Gaim 2.0.0beta3.1 has been released which fixes this and other bugs in beta3. You can download it from its SourceForge file release page.
Maybe your issue is somewhat related. It appears that not all Gaim installations are affected the same way.
 
Old 10-06-2006, 03:01 PM   #4
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That's wierd, because I have a hotmail account that I use on gaim from time to time, and it's working right now, isn't that the same service? I probably should put in the new version just to play it safe. I'm using gaim 1.5.0 according to help about, the one that comes with Slack 11.0. I have not tried Kopete the KDE instant messenger tho.
 
Old 10-06-2006, 06:21 PM   #5
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Mine is the latest Gaim, too, official package, on Slack 11.0 (upgraded from 10.2). I use aMSN for my msn accounts, so I don't know exactly when these crashes started. As I said, the message on Gain's website seems to suggest that the symptoms of this problem are not uniform.
 
Old 10-06-2006, 07:10 PM   #6
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To infornography,

You could also use the NSS from firefox instead of mozilla.
Just make sure /usr/lib/firefox is in your /etc/ld.so.conf then run "ldconfig" to update the libraries.
 
Old 10-06-2006, 08:04 PM   #7
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You might just need to update to the latest version of Gaim. MSN was changed and kept crashing Gaim.
 
Old 10-06-2006, 08:58 PM   #8
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thought this might help too, from the 'changes_and_hints' text file in slackware 11.0

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* xap/seamonkey was chosen to provide the Mozilla development
environment (primarily because the official binaries are used for the
Firefox package, and these do not contain the development headers).
At this time, only GAIM links with SeaMonkey's libraries, but if you
are planning to compile something needing "Mozilla" libraries and
headers, be sure SeaMonkey is installed.
 
Old 10-06-2006, 09:52 PM   #9
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You do not need mozilla or seamonkey installed if you already have firefox. Firefox already have the libraries necessary for gaim with ssl (provided gaim was installed with ssl support).
 
Old 10-07-2006, 01:53 AM   #10
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someone on slackware's irc channel had this same issue.

they were told to run in console:
ldd 'which gaim'

note: those are 'bactics' located on an english US 101 keyboad in the upper left by the number 1 key.

that listed the libraries for gaim. he/she found that there were libraries missing. the user found that not all of the ssl packages are installed. the person removed the ssl packages and gaim and reinstalled, and it worked. after installing 'ldconfig' is best to run then try the command ldd...again.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 02:05 AM   #11
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crash

Well, I accidentally landed at gaims homepage, and there I saw something about gaim crashing when using MSN protocol, they suggest downloading the gaim 2 beta
 
Old 12-07-2006, 02:48 AM   #12
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I found a solution

I just did a fresh slack 11 install, but gaim insisted in not being able to connect to msn service. On the gaim site I found a solution:
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Firefox also includes the necessary libraries, so if you have a binary package of Gaim that was built with SSL support you may be able to add /usr/lib/firefox to /etc/ld.so.conf and run ldconfig as root.
Bye
 
Old 12-07-2006, 03:27 AM   #13
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off topic but try out 'kopete'. The best dam IM i've ever used. (Actually, i quick 2nd to QNext).
 
Old 03-20-2007, 05:59 PM   #14
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Solution!
I had the same problem on my desktop computer.
On my laptop Slackware installs perfect, but on the desktop internet works but without ssl.

I tried ubuntu and auditor live cds,THE SAME THING!
Internet yes,ssl no.

The problem was in the lan cable.
After plug-out/plug-in it works normal.

What a smeg...
 
Old 03-20-2007, 06:09 PM   #15
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http://gaim.sourceforge.net/faq-ssl.php#q26
 
  


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