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Old 06-17-2005, 01:32 PM   #1
Jiddy33
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GAIM Problems


I have a newer version of gaim installed but it is not working with the MSN feature. I want to uninstall this program and reinstall a more stable version. However. My problem is that I do not know Linux very well yet (and the termanal thing is WAY over my head at this point) and i do not know how to remove the program... can someone help me?
 
Old 06-17-2005, 02:17 PM   #2
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first off: read http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Secondly: go to `User CP -> edit profile -> distro' and enter your distro (preferable with version number, and maybe even the kernel version).

How programs are installed and uninstalled is a very distro-specific matter, so I can't help you unless I know which distro you use.

How did you install it?

--Jonas
 
Old 06-17-2005, 03:00 PM   #3
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dude, how smart do you think i serioiusly am... I'm so lost and confused... *tear*
 
Old 06-17-2005, 03:22 PM   #4
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I'm sorry if I came off as `roughing' you--or whatever one calls it. I didn't mean to.

Worst of all, I don't have any excuses like Mr. Wolf does in Pulp Fiction

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So let's take a deep breath, and go from here, nice and slowly.

The first thing I need to know is what distro you're using.

If you don't want to answer the question `which distro are you using' every time you ask a question, there's a way you can automatically display it. Notice how it says `Debian testing' on your left-hand side right below my name? That's what I'm talking about.

I found out it's not `User CP' anymore, but `My LQ'. If you scroll to the top of the page and look at the links bar, you see `reviews', `search', `tutorials', `My LQ'. Click `My LQ'. Then click the `Edit profile' link. Scroll down until you see a field named `distro'. Enter your distro there.

... enough hand-holding? Too little? Too much?

Once again: I'm sorry if I scared you--I do want to help you, but sometimes I forget that I'm a weirdo and that 84% of all the people in the world are more normal than me. I think that's what happened.

Friends again?

--Jonas
 
Old 06-18-2005, 09:50 AM   #5
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haha i'm just not all that coherant in my tiny little brain.... i get confuddled really easy like
 
Old 06-18-2005, 10:10 AM   #6
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When you have half an hour of spare time, please *do* read `smart questions'. For your own good.
 
  


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