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Old 03-18-2004, 12:05 AM   #1
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Question Yahoo messenger for Linux gives invalid login

I downloaded y! msgr for linux from & installed the rpm. Since I'm behind a proxy, i enabled HTTP proxy in the preferences menu & entered my server name & port(80). (The same settings work correctly in Windows). When I try to connect, I get Invalid Login... I'm able to see my friends' list but immediately I get disconnected!

I also tried using Gaim 0.75 for my yahoo id. Since I'm outside US, I was unable to connect...

Any ideas?
Old 03-19-2004, 12:40 AM   #2
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It doesn't matter if you are in US or out of it. Ymessenger or Gaim should work anywhere. I guess you should try checking out the other settings in yahoo messenger like No proxies or Proxies with firewall. The latter generally works if you are able to just connect to the net. Check out if it has to do anything with the SOCKS proxy also because the linux version of ymessenger doesn't support it.
Old 03-20-2004, 07:40 AM   #3
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Thnx for the advice. I think it's because of the lack of SOCKS support. I forgot about it. I hope yahoo add it soon.

But that doesn't explain why I'm not able to login using Gaim... It just gives an unable to connect dialog & dies...
Old 03-22-2004, 02:46 PM   #4
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Gaim is currently not working with Yahoo anymore. Yahoo changed their login somehow and now Gaim will no longer work. The latest version of Kopete will work.


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