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Old 07-11-2004, 05:48 PM   #1
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Asking again :Yahoo messenger on red hat 9 is not connecting

Please reply me if any one can i m asking my question again plz plz plz..

hello all of u ,
I have install Yahoo messenger on linux . I think it is install correctly because it shows the yahoo messenger window. Problem is that when i gave it my email is and pass word and try to login . it gives always the message at the bottom of the yahoo window of "connecting" and not connected to the messenger . But always give connecting message.
Please give me the solution of my problem that how should i get rid of this problem i m wating for your reply.
One think more that i m using cable net connection and i have given the same infromation in yahoo messenger as i gave in windows yahoo messenger
Old 07-11-2004, 06:05 PM   #2
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I haven't used Yahoo Messenger for Linux, but I do know that they keep changing their protocol/logon method, so I'd assume if you don't have a fairly recent version that might be an issue. If you can't figure it out, it might be worth a shot to try gaim ( which allows you to log on to the Yahoo network.
Old 07-11-2004, 10:01 PM   #3
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I also agree that you should use GAIM. The Yahoo! team dont seem to update the linux messenger often, and gaim works really well (I use it for MSN).
Old 07-11-2004, 10:07 PM   #4
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i seem to have the same problem as kashan when using yahoo it wont logon
Old 07-11-2004, 10:52 PM   #5
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Gaim does have problems with logging on to Yahoo from time to time just because they change their protocol so often, but it seems the developers get it fixed within a day or two everytime it does. I use it for the AIM, MSN, and ICQ networks and it works great!
Old 07-12-2004, 08:54 PM   #6
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install the latest yahoo messenger from I use the yahoo messenger client from here and it works fine
Old 07-12-2004, 10:16 PM   #7
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I have to agree. The proprietary client is the only one that seems to weather the storm (and properly do file transfers). Be sure you have the 1.1 and not the older 0.99.

Why don't you try to erase your preferences from your ~/.ymessenger directory and re-run it. It will present you with the first time wizard again. Perhaps it'll work that way.


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