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Old 03-20-2007, 07:58 PM   #16
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Yea.. Gaim needs to be edited in slackware 11.


it was linked to one of the packages that is no longer installed.

you need to edit the "/etc/ld.so.conf" and link gaim to firefox by adding a line "/usr/lib/firefox.#Version#"

(/usr/lib/thunderbird-1.5.0.7) if you haven't upgraded thunderbird.

open console and type ldconfig and it should work


http://gaim.sourceforge.net/faq-ssl.php#q12

here are the instructions for the fix on the gaim website if you need them.

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Old 03-22-2007, 11:56 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by oloferne
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.

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Thanks!

After apply patches yesterday and restarting, I wasn't able to connect, this worked for me.

._.

Edit: Fixed quoted quote

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Old 03-22-2007, 02:31 PM   #18
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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.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 03:18 PM   #19
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console?

did you open the console and type "ldconfig" after editing the file?
 
Old 03-22-2007, 03:22 PM   #20
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Yes, I did that. Still nothing.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 04:54 PM   #21
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Read my post in a similar thread on Gaim and SSL connections: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...93#post2680693

Gaim crashes due to the Seamonkey update, but there is a solution in the /patches directory.

Eric
 
Old 03-22-2007, 05:40 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Alien Bob
Read my post in a similar thread on Gaim and SSL connections: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...93#post2680693

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.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 05:49 PM   #23
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I installed the mozilla-nss package from /patches/packages together with all the other updated packages. I can connect to Jabber using SSL, and to MSN just fine in Gaim.

Eric
 
  


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