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Old 10-23-2003, 05:22 PM   #1
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MSN on Linux?


Just got linux to work on the internet (finially got a new modem )

My question is: does MSN work on Linux, I have tried a plugin for mozilla firebird, and that does not seem to do much, gaim does not seem to have a option, and I cant figure out (I am a newbie!) how to install kopete
 
Old 10-23-2003, 05:24 PM   #2
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Re: MSN on Linux?

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Just got linux to work on the internet (finially got a new modem )

My question is: does MSN work on Linux, I have tried a plugin for mozilla firebird, and that does not seem to do much, gaim does not seem to have a option, and I cant figure out (I am a newbie!) how to install kopete
Gaim should work. You need a version later than 0.70 and has SSL, though. http://gaim.sourceforge.net has more versions than you can shake a stick at.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 05:26 PM   #3
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ah, I have version 0.59 :lol

Thanks for the link (and quick reply)
 
Old 10-23-2003, 05:32 PM   #4
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help! I typed /.configure and it is says this "configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details"
 
Old 10-23-2003, 05:38 PM   #5
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help! I typed /.configure and it is says this "configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details"
You don't have a C compiler installed on your system. You could install one and compile Gaim from source, but then you'd have to hunt down all the dependencies and compile them as well (and if you use GnuTLS as the SSL library, that turns ugly very quickly - I had to modify one library's source just to get it to compile).

Do yourself a favour and get the rpm version here. That saves you a lot of hassle.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 05:48 PM   #6
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./configure would be the correct spelling methinks...
 
Old 10-23-2003, 07:00 PM   #7
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it's ./configure
 
Old 10-23-2003, 08:58 PM   #8
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I use amsn
http://amsn.sourceforge.net
 
Old 10-24-2003, 10:47 AM   #9
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thanks for the replys

the RPM version installs, but I dont know how to run it, no icons have been created, and I cant see no obvious directorys - or does it require a restart?

I also tried amsn, but the "wish" command is not found, and it says I need to install tcl/tk packages (tcl & tk) - what ever that means :|
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:51 AM   #10
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the RPM version installs, but I dont know how to run it, no icons have been created, and I cant see no obvious directorys - or does it require a restart?
Open a terminal and type gaim. That should work.

Another way is to call up the 'Run' Dialog (usually in the desktop environment 'Start' menu (or whatever it's called in RedHat) ), and type gaim in that.

You can look into the documentation for your desktop environment for information on how to create an icon and/or menu item for gaim.

Good luck!
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:59 AM   #11
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tried that, and it is still version 0.59!

gonna try a reboot, BRB!
 
Old 10-24-2003, 12:05 PM   #12
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tried that, and it is still version 0.59!

gonna try a reboot, BRB!
Hang on -- suppress your reboot reflex

How did you install the rpm and what was the output? You probably have to do an upgrade (rpm -uvh) instead of a straight install.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 12:07 PM   #13
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Already rebooted (your first reflex is to reboot whaen you use windows ) nothing!

I installed it via the "run program" I'll give it a go via terminal, as an upgrade (If I can get the command right lol)

edit: its telling me "uvh: unknown option" told you I would not get the command right

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Old 10-24-2003, 02:02 PM   #14
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If you get tired of gaim try Kopete
 
Old 10-24-2003, 02:11 PM   #15
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I hav downloaded that, but as I am a newbie, I could not figure out how to install it!!! *sobs*
 
  


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