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Old 02-21-2004, 09:06 AM   #1
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Question gaim not connecting to msn "protocol not supported"

I am very very new to linux and have spent most of my time using it to look for help on the net!

I have installed yellowdog linux and used YUM to update my system. I try connecting to MSN with gaim and I cant apparently because the protocol isnt supported. I was hoping that gaim would be set up and ready to use since it installed with linux and I was also hoping I wouldnt have to compile it. I checked the account and am pretty sure that I set it up right. I have looked around the internet and have seen people with similar problems and then being told to recompile gaim with SSL I think and/ or to get two files and put then in a folder to solve the problem. Anyone got an idea how to tackle this or any experience with compiling because I have no idea.

Old 02-21-2004, 09:19 AM   #2
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I would go to the gaim website and get the rpm file of the latest version (0.75).

once you download it, go into the konsole and as root type

rpm -Uvh gaim-rest-of-filename-here.rpm
That should give you the proper protocols to connect to the msn service now.

Any more problems feel free to post again.

Old 02-21-2004, 07:22 PM   #3
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Thanks Tap-Out!

I visited the site and was wondering if I should download all the files in the source sections or just the rpm one? These are the files that are available (I chose source as I have yellowdog linux, is that wrong?):

gaim-0.75-0.src.rpm <-- after a lot of thinking I am guessing just this one

At konsole do i type what you told me like this?

[root@localhost drussi]$ rpm -Uvh gaim-0.75-0.src.rpm

Thanks again!


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