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Old 03-13-2007, 12:23 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Asia
Distribution: Ubuntu
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Can i send files, share photos, use audibles, avatars,etc. on Gaim?

Hi. Since i use linux and FreeBSD, Gaim has always been my favorite chat client program. It's clean and convenient. But recently it has been a lil difficult for me. I and my friends often need to transfer files and photos while chatting, and sometimes they find it inconvenient to chat with me, b/c i have to reboot into windows.

Also, the first time somebody sent me an audible was when i was using Gaim. I saw nothing but a chain of Chinese, . I asked him what the hell he did, because i couldnt read Chinese, lol. He told me just to look at the pix, ignoring the lines. I even thought he meant that those Chinese symbols made up some kind of pix, and tried to look and figure it out . There was a time when people sent me audibles and i couldnt understand what they were doing, lol.

In addition, i want to have an avatar when i chat. Could that be possible?

Thank you very much
Old 03-13-2007, 02:40 PM   #2
Registered: May 2006
Distribution: Fedora Core, SuSE
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The problems your describing are problems that existed with old versions of GAIM. I have the newest GAIM installed on my fedora machine right now and I can send and receive files easily. The only problem is that you can't strait up do a DC unless your sending a picture, sometimes I want to send a large body of text and need to DC in order to do that, and I can't because GAIM only sets up a DC when sending pictures or sounds. Other than that, just upgrade.
Old 03-13-2007, 04:54 PM   #3
Registered: Jan 2006
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Distribution: Suse 12.0, Slackware 12.1, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo
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yeah, sending files works about 80% of the time... Not much you can do...

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