Is there a reason why i can't connect to aim, yahoo or msn with Gaim?
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Iptables is just the built in firewall in the linux kernel. Slackware does not have any rules set up by default. So, it would lead me to believe that somehow Dropline Gnome might have changed something or close a port. Have you tried using gaim under a different windows manager? Are you running Gnome or KDE?
ok, i should tell you, before i had dropline installed with gnome, i was running xfce and i couldn't connect to gaim before either, but i was able to surf the net, this is what i got when i type in iptables -L
Ok, you don't seem to be running iptables, so that is not the problem. Are you running behind a router? It seems that there is something blocking the ports required by gaim. Have you checked the configurations in gaim? I think there is an option to check how to get on the internet. Maybe it is configured to use a proxy.
i am using a router but i can't connect to my modem settings, my fuckin friends put a password on and wont come over here to change it or take it off... it just sits there and says connecting, then after a while it says gbdavidx (my screen name) has been disconnected, couldn't connect to host, before i had linux installed i was using windows and i was able to connect just fine of course, how would i go about using the mozillapackage? i used the dropline installer to download and install gnome, so i don't know if i have the mozilla packager or not