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Old 11-12-2003, 09:24 AM   #1
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Gaim Strtange Problem

These days I reinstall my Linux ,and I want to install gaim.I compiled with source code ,and also have mozilla-nss,mozilla-nspr(1.4.1) there are MSN and ICQ plugins present. I used Gaim with PROXY to connect to these servers,but the problem occured echoing YOU DISCONNECTED FORM SERVERS(can't connect to the servers).Both ICQ and MSN can't connect.

But when I used AMSN with same PROXY ip and port ,I got connected...every thing is OK,and I don't think this is my compiled and installed fault with gaim,because I have done it in another machine in somewhere,and all is ok.

Because I addressed in a Education Net with no route to the MSN and ICQ server.So I used proxy.Is there a probability for gaim open extra ports to connect ,and the proxy block these ports?

At the end of configure either mozilla-nss or GNUTLS was found.Also I tried used rpms to install on different Linux,but seems nothing different.

It sounds very strange,the error messages opened very soon after I clicked the SIGNON button.

Seemed only try to connect,but can't find a address.But Amsn just during a period time trying was success connected.
Old 11-17-2003, 01:22 AM   #2
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Make sure you have upgraded to Gaim 0.72 or at least 0.71. Earlier versions no longer support MSN and 0.72 fixes an ICQ crash bug in 0.71.

You can find the new downloads at :

Old 11-17-2003, 01:44 AM   #3
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I have been having the same problem connecting with MSN...i have the latest version of Gaim (.72) and i can connect to Aim fine but i havent been able to connect to MSN is the a week at least...


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