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Old 01-01-2004, 11:18 PM   #1
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Question yahoo messenger i need help

I did a search on this board for yahoo messenger and getting it to work and it it suggested that i use GAIM to access yahoo. i have been successful in runinng aol instant messenger on gaim but it will not connect when i set up my yahoo acount I am using mandrake 9.2 can someone else make some suggestions please?
Old 01-01-2004, 11:27 PM   #2
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You need to use the latest version of Gaim, 0.74, and in the account setup, set it to connect to

Old 01-01-2004, 11:33 PM   #3
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you need at least 0.70 for gaim to work with yahoo now...the newest is 0.74
Old 01-22-2004, 11:25 PM   #4
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i have 7.4 and yahoo still wont work, im going to try that link given by green.
Old 01-23-2004, 12:01 AM   #5
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I downloaded gaim .75 and now for some reason i cant install it. When i do run the install it says installed has failed and this comes up

Installation failed:
file /usr/lib/ from install of gaim-0.75-0mdk9.2 conflicts with file from package libgaim-remote0-0.68-1mdk

What does this mean, what am i doing wrong, please somebody help me.


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