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Old 10-21-2005, 02:43 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: washington, USA
Distribution: debian sarge kernel 2.4
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problem with gaim


i installed gaim by 'apt-get installed gaim'
i am using sarge kernel 2.4 on compaq laptop.
i have nvidia audio driver and realtek
ethernet card.
now the problem is when i am chatting with somebody,
with each message sent and each message received,
i get this error on my terminal.

libao - OSS cannot set channels to 1

so i dont know what problem is.

also i tried to send a file from my pc through gaim
and the file went through. i was sending it to my
friend who is on yahoo msn. but my friend didnt
the file , he also didnt get prompt asking him to
accept the file

Old 10-21-2005, 10:47 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: Suse10.2
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I am not sure about the error message you are receiving, but I can offer a little knowledge on chat clients.

The newest Windows Yahoo Messenger doesnt play nice with other chat clients for file send/receive. Even the Linux Yahoo Messenger from Yahoo doesnt send/receive with the latest Windows Yahoo.

Perhaps Jabber and the Google Chat would be a better method - but I have not played with either of them yet.


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