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Old 03-16-2003, 06:04 PM   #1
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Question messenger

I've installed redhat and it works fine. But I would now like to install a good messenger. I use msn and yahoo. Which software should I use?
I used ymessenger and amsn, but with both the sound didn't work
And with gaim, I can't connect to yahoo
So is there better software, or are my problems easy to fix?


Old 03-16-2003, 06:13 PM   #2
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I bet you have aRts or eSound running. Stop it and restart you app, sound should work.
Old 03-16-2003, 06:24 PM   #3
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I would stick to gaim - it does support yahoo.
Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM (Oscar and TOC protocols), ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, and Zephyr networks.
Old 03-16-2003, 06:29 PM   #4
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Rep: Reputation: 57 is a personal note on the whole gaim/yahoo issue. I read that there was a bug and that it was fixed in GAIM version 0.59.8 . I went to there site and downloaded the newest version GAIM 0.59.9 . Interestingly, yahoo messenger still did not work so I thought that there was something wrong with my setup. After messing around for a while I downloaded 0.59.8 and miraculously yahoo messenger worked.

Now this does make any sense to me but thats how it is so if you run into problems try version 0.59.8

Edited for spelling errors. I've been drinking

Last edited by Crashed_Again; 03-16-2003 at 06:33 PM.
Old 03-17-2003, 05:08 AM   #5
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i think it's sometimes very frustrating when newest version doesn't work as well as older version

if i find abc-ver3/def-ver3 software works together
i try abc-ver4/def-ver3
and finally end up going back to abc-ver3/def-ver3

so painful lesson


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