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Old 08-15-2004, 10:25 AM   #1
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GAIM error

I am having two problems with GAIM. First, when I logon to AIM, I get this error:

"Unable to open socket"- Failed to assign /tmp/gaim_andrew.0 to a socket: Address already in use.

Also, MSN said it needs SSL to logon; did I remove a package I shouldn't have?

Thanks for the help~

Old 08-15-2004, 10:33 AM   #2
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I remember that there was a problem with SSL a couple of versions back. Are you using the latest version?
Old 08-15-2004, 10:59 AM   #3
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Yes... 0.81? (I just ran swaret yesterday). I am using slack, and the 2.4 kernel.
Old 08-16-2004, 11:15 AM   #4
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I have the same problem as you, however am using SuSE 9.1 - The thing is, with Gaim in Linux you need to install some SSL plugins and so on which are seperate. They don't come with Gaim itself.

You need to install gnutls and a few other things.

Shame Gaim works fine with MSN in Windows, yet under Linux there's soo much hassle!!
I've been trying for a few days to get it all to work.
And there just isn't a good standalone msn client, nor any other good msn clients in linux.


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