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Old 12-03-2007, 02:23 PM   #1
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Question how to open yahoo messenger with knoppix/

i am new to linux systems my dad has me reading a lot of the info. but i have one main problem with it!i dont know how to open a downloaded file like yahoo messenger. do i need to use a special program to open &install the file once its downloaded? i have knoppix 5.1 on a old computer. i cant open the yahoo messenger or figure out how to turn the speaker sound up?
Old 12-03-2007, 04:20 PM   #2
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I'm guessing you downloaded the Windows installer for Yahoo. If it's a .exe, you could try using Wine to install/run it, but you may as well use Pidgin. It supports chatting with a Yahoo account, and is guaranteed to work.
Old 12-03-2007, 06:31 PM   #3
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You can use Kopete which I think is available on Knoppix.
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Install Pidgin, or Gaim. Windows programs are for Windows. Use Linux programs for Linux.


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