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Old 01-02-2006, 03:59 AM   #1
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Yahoo and MSN not connecting via GAIM (using Mandrake 9.2)

I have an old P2 setup with Linux Mandrake 9.2.
Gaim was part of the Mandrake install.
I am not using any proxy and my PC connects to the Internet fine using a hardware router.

When running GAIM using my Yahoo and MSN accounts, I receive the error message "protocol not supported". This is when no proxy is set.

A Google search mentions using a free proxy with port as 80. Using this does not work - the error message is "cannot connect to the server".
I can ping this free proxy.
I have used the MSN ports 443 and 1863 with this free proxy - still not working.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Old 01-02-2006, 04:22 AM   #2
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You ned to use a new version of gaim because the msn and yahoo protocols were changed a while ago.
Old 01-02-2006, 05:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info.
I visited Sourceforge and upgraded to Gaim 2.0 - now works fine for both MSN and Yahoo.

Question -
When I try opening my Hotmail Inbox after signing onto MSN via GAIM, I receive the error message
"Unable to open URL - the "manual" browser command has been opened but no command set".
Any ideas ?


Last edited by minhaz-ul; 01-02-2006 at 05:23 AM. Reason: Unable to open Hotmail via GAIM


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