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Old 06-06-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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Smile Yahoo Messanger

I would like to be able to use Yahoo Messanger in Fedora 13.
Has anyone been able to do this.

Thank You.
Richard Jamieson

BTW. Fedora 13 is the best OS yet. I only needs a couple more programs
to realy rock.

1: A DVD Player

2: A MP3 Player

I would use it as my main OS if I could watch DVDs and play MP3s

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Old 06-06-2010, 10:02 AM   #2
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Yahoo hasn't had a version of Messenger for Linux in years. They stopped supporting Linux with a Linux version of their instant messaging client after version 2.x.

Instead, you might want to take a look at Pidgin. While lacking some of the "whistles and bells" of Yahoo Messenger, it works very well. Additionally, it allows you to connect not only to the Yahoo network to chat with Messenger users, you can also connect with the AOL network, MSN network, ICQ, and a whole host of other instant messaging networks.

As for your multimedia needs, there's little that can beat MPlayer for virtually all of your needs ... video and audio.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:55 AM   #3
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The Unofficial Fedora® FAQ -

Fedora comes with an instant messaging program called Pidgin. When you use Pidgin, you can use MSN Messenger, ICQ, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, and Jabber, all at the same time.

To start Pidgin, click on the Applications menu, go to "Internet," and choose "Internet Messenger."

Using Pidgin – Pidgin – Trac -

The Unofficial Fedora® FAQ
How do I play DVDs in Fedora?
A: Easy! You just have to change the configuration of Totem, the Movie Player:

1. Make sure that you're using my yum configuration from the installing software question.
2. Open a Terminal.
3. Become root:
su -
4. Install the software that Totem needs in order to play DVDs correctly:
yum install libdvdcss libdvdnav totem-xine xine-lib-extras-freeworld
5. Change Totem's configuration to use the new software we installed:

totem-backend -b xine

And now you can play DVDs! You can find Totem in the "Applications" menu, under "Sound and Video." It's just called "Movie Player." Sometimes it will say that it can't play a DVD, but it will usually work if you close Totem, then insert the DVD into your drive, then wait for a popup to ask you what you want to do, and then click "Open."
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:41 PM   #4
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Have you added RPM Fusion repository for multimedia? It provides software that the Fedora Project doesn't want to ship.
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Question The RMP File

Fusion RMP I think I might have. Do I need to delete it?

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For yahoo messenger try gyache. It's the best alternative I found (photo-sharing, enviroments, voicechat, webcam and so on). It's simple: yum -install Gyachi
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