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Old 02-10-2006, 03:39 AM   #1
Damien1976
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Messenger and media player in linux


hi
im running red hat ws, and im looking for programs that match best both MSN messenger and Media player.
currently im using IM for messenger and Mplayer for the media player, but (to me ) they are both a long way off thier window counterparts.

for example in IM you cannot change your display picture, recieve emoticons, play games etc (small but important things!)

and in Mplayer, it will only play certain video files.....

so im looking for some suggestion for programs that other linux users use...


Thanks
Damien

 
Old 02-10-2006, 03:49 AM   #2
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Hi,
as messenger I strongly recommend kopete as it as a very nice gui. Gaim might also be an option. Both have less features than the original msn messenger, though.
On KDE I like to use Kaboodle. Very nice gui too.
Kind of ugly, but working, is xine.

If you cannot play some files, it is because you are missing codecs. One thing you could do is install w32codecs. There is more info available in this forum, use search.

-sunpascal
 
Old 02-10-2006, 03:52 AM   #3
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Hi Damien, welcome to LQ.

have you tried gaim?

Have you seen xine?

blogger and LQ member hari has a list of media apps for linux that he thinks are good

Umm. Oh yeah- freshmeat might help you here too.

There has been a thread about windows equivalent programs- google it or use the search function here at LQ.

Have fun- I've given you lots to look at.

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Old 02-10-2006, 04:38 AM   #4
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thanks

hi guys, thanks for the suggestions.

kopette keeps crashing on me, i can configure it et all, but when i go to connect it goes throught the motions and then crash's.....
will have a look at the other programs, any suggestions on how to fix kopette

many thanks

Damien
 
Old 02-10-2006, 05:42 PM   #5
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Hi Damien, To work out why kopete is crashing, you need to post your system specs- specifically how much ram, swap and processor you have.

Also- are you running kde?

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Old 02-13-2006, 03:46 AM   #6
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Hi,
heres my specs HP 1gig ram, 80 gig hd, swap is 1036374016.
Running Red Hat EW and im using the KDE but think its the same under Gnome.

heres a backtrace report of the crash.....
any help appreaciated..

Damien

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[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread -1208109376 (LWP 7454)]
[New Thread -1232692304 (LWP 7457)]
[New Thread -1222202448 (LWP 7456)]
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[KCrash handler]
#4 0x00dc7710 in SSL_read () from /usr/lib/libssl.so
#5 0x06a67f8f in KOpenSSLProxy::SSL_read () from /usr/lib/libkio.so.4
#6 0x06a5586e in KSSL::read () from /usr/lib/libkio.so.4
#7 0x00eb07de in SslLoginHandler::readSslData ()
from /usr/lib/libkopete_msn_shared.so.0
#8 0x00eb09c1 in SslLoginHandler::dataReceived ()
from /usr/lib/libkopete_msn_shared.so.0
#9 0x00eb0b2c in SslLoginHandler::login ()
from /usr/lib/libkopete_msn_shared.so.0
#10 0x00e96b3b in MSNNotifySocket:arseCommand ()
from /usr/lib/libkopete_msn_shared.so.0
#11 0x00e85686 in MSNSocket:arseLine ()
from /usr/lib/libkopete_msn_shared.so.0
#12 0x00e8842c in MSNSocket::slotReadLine ()
from /usr/lib/libkopete_msn_shared.so.0
#13 0x00e88b08 in MSNSocket::slotDataReceived ()
from /usr/lib/libkopete_msn_shared.so.0
#14 0x00e8ac1e in MSNSocket::qt_invoke ()
from /usr/lib/libkopete_msn_shared.so.0
#15 0x00e963bf in MSNNotifySocket::qt_invoke ()
from /usr/lib/libkopete_msn_shared.so.0
#16 0x0612c450 in QObject::activate_signal ()
from /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#17 0x0612cb2a in QObject::activate_signal ()
from /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#18 0x00a978ee in KNetwork::KClientSocketBase::readyRead ()
from /usr/lib/libkdecore.so.4
#19 0x00a97920 in KNetwork::KClientSocketBase::slotReadActivity ()
from /usr/lib/libkdecore.so.4
#20 0x00a9f501 in KNetwork::KBufferedSocket::slotReadActivity ()
from /usr/lib/libkdecore.so.4
#21 0x00a9f95c in KNetwork::KBufferedSocket::qt_invoke ()
from /usr/lib/libkdecore.so.4
#22 0x0612c450 in QObject::activate_signal ()
from /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#23 0x0612c9e2 in QObject::activate_signal ()
from /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#24 0x0645e190 in QSocketNotifier::activated ()
from /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#25 0x061474d5 in QSocketNotifier::event ()
from /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#26 0x060cd8f9 in QApplication::internalNotify ()
from /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#27 0x060cda8a in QApplication::notify ()
from /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#28 0x0096a3f8 in KApplication::notify () from /usr/lib/libkdecore.so.4
#29 0x060c1db4 in QEventLoop::activateSocketNotifiers ()
from /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#30 0x0607dbde in QEventLoop:rocessEvents ()
from /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#31 0x060e2f25 in QEventLoop::enterLoop ()
from /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#32 0x060e2e7e in QEventLoop::exec () from /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#33 0x060ccafb in QApplication::exec () from /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#34 0x08068e13 in ?? ()
#35 0xbfe24fd0 in ?? ()
#36 0xbfe24fb0 in ?? ()
#37 0xbfe24fb0 in ?? ()
#38 0x00000000 in ?? ()
[ /code ]

Last edited by Damien1976; 02-13-2006 at 08:38 AM.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 04:56 AM   #7
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just a quick suggestion- around the output, place [ code ] [ /code ] tags around it. (minus spaces.) The edit button is at the lower right hand corner of your post.

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Old 02-13-2006, 05:44 AM   #8
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I use Kopete as messenger, works fine and has all the functionlity I need.

For playing movies I use Xine. (Had to install some W32Codecs to get divx/xvid working properly)

For audio I use Amarok / XMMS
 
Old 02-13-2006, 08:31 AM   #9
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Try Mercury for MSN, it's a very good replacement that supports most of the functionality the original does. Sign up to the forums and you can download the lastest betas from in there, just a warning 1711B5 is a bit iffy, I'd wait until beta 6 which is supposed to be any day now.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 08:49 AM   #10
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hi,
ive just added the tags around the start and end of the output, or should i do it per line?

the short descripton of the problem is.
Code:
 the applicaton Kopete (kopete) crashed and caused the signal 11 (SISSEGV).
there seems to be a lot of people with this problem, but no clear answer....ill keep on checking ..
thanks
damien
 
Old 02-13-2006, 10:42 AM   #11
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Try aMSN, it's more like MSN Messenger, but it only offers the MSN service unlike Gaim :P
 
Old 02-14-2006, 12:21 AM   #12
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remove the spaces from the bracket and the letters. I put them there so they would render, otherwize it would look like this:

Code:
see? no spaces between the bracket and the letters.
No need to do it per line.

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Old 02-14-2006, 12:50 AM   #13
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Use gaim. Simple programs always works. Also it uses a lot less memory than kopete because it uses Gtk. If you want video conferencing use gnome meeting.

Xine is good but it has low tolerance for files. mplayer has a very high tolerance with files but it lacks audio and video sync.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 03:53 AM   #14
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I agree with Electro- eyecandy is an aspect in choosing a program, but if it works, then use it, regardless of whether it looks cool or not.

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Old 02-14-2006, 05:22 AM   #15
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Kopete for messenger
Xine/Mplayer for videos.
 
  


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