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Old 03-15-2004, 09:35 AM   #1
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Unhappy Problem with AMSN :(


I've just installed Suse Linux 8.2 Professional. I use KDE.. i have downloaded AMSN after and extracted it. when i open AMSN exe... it will come up with error :''KDEInit could launch 'amsn': Could not find 'amsn' executable.. what i should do ?
 
Old 03-15-2004, 10:05 AM   #2
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Did you install it from rpm ?? or from tarball??

If it was a tarball, then you have to enter the msn directory in your home and the exec is there (jus type ./amsn, with the dot).

If it was an rpm, maybe it's just a problem of integration with the KDE desktop. You can create an icon that points to amsn where is located.

Hope it helps
 
Old 03-15-2004, 01:03 PM   #3
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Hmm.... If I were you, I'd check out www.rpmseek.com, and see if you can locate a SuSE RPM package for AMSN. You can install it using YaST. You should then be able to execute it by typing "amsn" in a terminal, or by clicking on its entry in the K menu (if it was added by the RPM). Otherwise, you may want to check out Kopete or Gaim, both of which are excellent multiprotocol IM programs that, IMHO, work better than AMSN.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 05:01 PM   #4
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I think there's SuSE rpm on AMSN webpage...nad also IMHO i think amsn is the best but, give 'em a try
 
Old 03-15-2004, 07:27 PM   #5
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There is no amsn exe, forget the rpm or anything else. Open the directory where it is installed, right click the window, select action, the open terminal here. The type exactly this ./amsn Once youve typed that it will be fine. Also btw- there is no EXE files on linux, there equivalent in linux is .bin
 
Old 03-16-2004, 02:24 PM   #6
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umm.. i did all that.. but nothing happened
 
Old 03-16-2004, 02:32 PM   #7
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That's where you installed it, right?
 
Old 03-16-2004, 02:35 PM   #8
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yeah.... file:/home/Laur2150/Documents/sddd/msn..
 
Old 03-16-2004, 03:08 PM   #9
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I'm gonna suppose you're talking about aMSN that's a clone to MSN Messenger...
aMSN is NOT an executable. It's a just a text file that's interpreted by TCL. Do a google search for activetcl, download and install it. Once you have it running, go to the aMSN directory and type nohup wish amsn which will load the program using tcl (wish) and letting you close the console (nohup).
If you want to make an icon for it, create a shell script (basically a text file with the .sh extension). I named mine amsn.sh:
Code:
cd <amsn path>
nohup wish amsn
Obviously, susbtitute <amsn path> with the actual path. Ex: /home/user/amsn/

Last edited by Redeye2; 03-16-2004 at 03:12 PM.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 04:04 PM   #10
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Or you could just get GAIM and connect to almost every IM server out there that you wish to.
 
  


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