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Old 07-17-2004, 04:24 AM   #1
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Stopping AMSN from crashing


I've been searching the ends of this forum for the answer to this problem, and well I finally discovered the answer to it myself, so I decided to register and share it with you

Anyway, the problem is that AMSN would randomly crash for no reason. I still used AMSN regardless.. It's a hell of a lot better than gaim, that's for sure. Even more annoyingly, though, is that you need to kill AMSN, but then also recover ~/.amsn from a backup, it refuses to work again otherwise!

Now, according to the AMSN FAQ, this is caused by the sound configuration. Well so I disabled every option in AMSN that related to sound; but nope, the problem still existed.

I checked out their known problems page: and sure enough the problem was listed there - the problem occurs only on Debian, using 2.6 Kernel with preemption, with TCL 8.4; it seems it works fine with TCL 8.3, or if you're using a 2.4 Kernel.

So anyway, if you're using a 2.6 Kernel and want to use AMSN, and get random crashing, edit this line in /usr/bin/amsn

cd /usr/share/amsn && /usr/bin/wish amsn
cd /usr/share/amsn && /usr/bin/wish8.3 amsn
It will now use TCL 8.3, and the problem should hopefully go away Enjoy!
Old 08-11-2004, 12:44 PM   #2
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thanks man. That's wicked.


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