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Old 04-17-2004, 03:23 PM   #1
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this prob sounds stupid but...

im new to the redhat linux scene... as you can prob tell from where this thread is....

i've networked this computer, Redhat 9 to a Windows XP computer and sharing the XP's internet connection... with this running, i've downloaded a couple of msn clone packages. The one i want to use is amsn-0.90-1.i386.rpm. The package has installed but I cannot find where it has installed too!!! can someone direct me in the right direction.

I tried using Gaim to connect to the MSN messenger but it couldnt sync with the servers, so i removed the package. Is there any other packages I can install to chat with MSN and Yahoo users...?

also, im using mozilla as a internet browser... what other browsers are available and which one(s) would you recommend...?

thanks peoples, your gonna be seeing me more often on this forum. lol

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Old 04-17-2004, 03:29 PM   #2
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To run amsn, open a console/terminal and type in amsn and then hit enter.

Mozilla is plenty good, I use it. Redhat also has Galeon installed, Konqueror (if you're a KDE user) and you could run Netscape or Opera.
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is there any way of creating a shortcut to open this up in the panel? and does the terminal window have to remain open when using amsn?
Old 04-17-2004, 03:55 PM   #4
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The terminal doesn't have to be open, but don't close it by clicking the cross on the top right of the terminal window (that will close amsn) instead type "exit".
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you could use this format:

<command> &

that will run the program in the background, so you could use the same shell terminal to run other programs or close the terminal.

in redhat (or any other distro) you could always create desktop icons that use commands to run the program without going into the shell terminal.

to find where amsn is, try to use the command:

locate amsn

don't know where the rpm will install it into, since i just get the sources. amsn is just an untar and run program. rpms are kinda unnecessary for this program.

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