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Old 09-25-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
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can't use Yahoo Messenger in Win XP virtual machine

This wasn't very important, but after setting up Windows XP in a Virtualbox machine, I tried to install Yahoo Messenger. (I wasn't really planning to switch back and forth betweeen Linux and virtual machine Windows just to use an instant messenger, but on the other hand, I haven't yet seen a Linux messenger that can do everything Yahoo Messenger does.) It doesn't work. It gets halfway through installation, then displays two error messages. The first one says "Incorrect command line parameters." The second one says, "The application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling may solve this problem."

Those could mean anything, so I have no idea what to do about this, if anything--really, I don't expect to get past it. I thought maybe someone had seen this before.
Old 09-26-2008, 01:50 AM   #2
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Uhm. Actually, that's not a linux related question.
Just guessing (if your windows install isn't b0rken) it *might* be a network issue.
You have your virtualbox nat or bridge the connection?
Do you use a proxy or a router? Maybe you need some port forwarded to the guest IP,
so consider the yahoo manpages :-) and related documentation ....
Old 09-26-2008, 01:53 AM   #3
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i have question ?

why you are not using pidgin?
whats wrong with this program

you can run (msn,google talk , yahoo ,ETC)
any thing you want


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