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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:
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.
After apply patches yesterday and restarting, I wasn't able to connect, this worked for me.
Edit: Fixed quoted quote
Last edited by Slim Backwater; 03-22-2007 at 10:57 AM.
I'm still lost. I've sat here since 8am trying to make Gaim work on Slackware 11.0. (it's now 6.30pm my time)
I have tried every single distribution I could lay my grubby little paws onto.
I have the SSL libraries, I've added Firefox to ld.so.conf, uninstalled, reinstalled, downgraded, upgraded, you name it.
It refuses to connect to msn or AIM whatever I do.
I'm not very good at Linux but this is truely baffling me. I've followed all the instructions to the letter and nothing's working. Looks like I'm stuck on kopete and aim-less (excuse the pun) until a miracle occurs.
Gaim crashes due to the Seamonkey update, but there is a solution in the /patches directory.
I couldn't find much relevance in that post but had a hunt about and saw more on downgrading Seamonkey so did this.
Gaim is not crashing, it's simply not connecting. It just sits there saying it is and after 5 minutes says it can't make a connection to msn or AIM.
Someone suggested it might be due to me having a static IP on my pc but I've not had problems with Gaim on other linux distros and I've always used a static IP. It's just this version of Slackware that's giving me a headache with it all.