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Old 05-30-2006, 07:21 AM   #1
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Kopete and MSN


I can't get Kopete to log in to MSN. It says my password is wrong, but I know it isn't. I've tried this with 3 different accounts. I guess it's not a huge problem, since I have gaim, also.

Distro: Mandrake 10.2 2005 LE
Kopete: 0.9.2
KDE: 3.3.2
 
Old 05-30-2006, 09:42 AM   #2
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You probably need a newer version of Kopete. As far as I know, some of the older ones no longer work with MSN as Microsoft keeps changing their protocol to block third party clients (which keep reverse engineering the changes and updating their clients... go figure)

Anyways, try a newer ver. of Kopete and see what happens.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 02:13 PM   #3
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I downloaded it and it says I need KDE 3.4. I have 3.3.2 that came with mandrake. Is there a package for it? Will it destroy my system like trying to update glibc did?
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:10 PM   #4
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Well, as long as you have the right package repository installed in your package manager, you should be able to upgrade to KDE 3.4 with very little problems (certainly less problems than upgrading your glibc, which is a core system library).

I have found one site here:

http://www.mde.djura.org/index2006.0.html

Which has instructions on how to add a newer RPM repository to Mandrake. After adding "Thac's" repository, you should be able to use the Mandrake Update graphical tool to browse for the KDE 3.4 package. When you select it for installation, it should automatically calculate dependencies and pull in anything else that is necessary. It will probably even upgrade your Kopete for you.

There's a discussion on this site (LinuxQuestions) as well covering the topic of upgrading Mandrake to KDE 3.4 using Thac's RPMs:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=302324

Good luck!
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:25 PM   #5
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Also, are you sure your network settings are ok?

I just booted up my laptop and forgot to plug in the network cable, and when Kopete came up it said I couldn't log into MSN because my password was wrong. (I'm using KDE 3.4 and Kopete 0.10.2)

Just another thought.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 06:46 AM   #6
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KDE 3.3 is pretty old now, but upgrading the whole of KDE just to get one small program working seems like a pretty major thing.

I had the same problem as you some time ago, and my solution was to use Gaim instead of Kopete.


If you do decide to upgrade KDE, the latest version is 3.5.2. It's a big jump from 3.3, so be aware of the potential for needing to upgrade various other bits of your OS at the same time, as KDE has a lot of dependencies. Frankly, you might find it easier just to update to the latest Mandrake release as a whole, rather than trying to just upgrade KDE.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 11:24 PM   #7
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There's just enough little things about Gaim to make it really bothersome. I successfully updated to KDE 3.4 anyway. I'm gonna try to get 3.5 up, though.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 11:55 PM   #8
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You can use the tool called konstruct to build the latest version of KDE from the source very easily. BTW, it is KDE 3.5.3 now.
 
Old 06-02-2006, 05:53 PM   #9
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I made a topic about konstruct a few days ago.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 09:12 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stabby McTwist
I made a topic about konstruct a few days ago.
What did you say about it there?
 
Old 06-03-2006, 11:51 PM   #11
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I think I put it in the newbie board.
 
  


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