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Old 11-09-2004, 12:44 AM   #1
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How to install Yahoo Messanger on Mandrake 10.0


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I am new to Linux world and starting with Mandrake 10.0. Has anyone installed Yahoo messanger on Mandrake 10.0 ? I would appreciate if you can tell me the steps
 
Old 11-09-2004, 12:47 AM   #2
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Try using gaim, it supports yahoo protocols as well msn, aol, icq. It's a very solid program and is actually nicer than the yahoo *nix client in many ways.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 03:58 AM   #3
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urpmi kopete

Will support multiple IM protocols at the same time.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:24 AM   #4
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the messenger client from yahoo is not very good, I suggest you try Kopete or GAIM.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 09:04 PM   #5
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Hi

Thanks for your replies,

1. I tried GAIM, it asks for CD-1. When I inserted Mandrake 10.0 CD1/3, it again asked for the CD. Is there some other CD I need to burn ?

2. Second Option , I tied Kopete, but it doesnot recognize my yahoo messanger password and each time it asks for yahoo password. It connects well to MSN Messanger,

Thank
Atul
 
Old 11-09-2004, 09:47 PM   #6
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URPMI is probably attempting to install files from SEVERAL CD's which is why it keeps prompting you to insert the first CD again.

DO SO.

It's operating correctly.

Often when you install a program via URPMI it retrieves and automatically installs anything which that particular program may require to run. Hence the frequent disk swaps if you did not install via DVD.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 09:33 AM   #7
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hi

I tried inserting the cd multiple times, but it didnot work ? Any otherr suggestions ?


atul
 
Old 11-10-2004, 06:11 PM   #8
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You can go to :

http://www.zebulon.org.uk/urpmi_en.html

and follow the directions on setting up URPMI

part of this process will configure urpmi to also pull from a remote (internet based) repository any files you may be missing.

Often this is even easier than using the CDs if you have a good Internet connection.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 05:46 AM   #9
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hi,

i tried urpmi as well but no luck.

can someone please tell me clean steps how to install.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 04:47 PM   #10
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The "steps" are available on the above link.

Is it still asking you for CD's?
 
Old 11-11-2004, 05:00 PM   #11
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I've had corrupted cd sources in the past, here is how I fixed mine:
http://vsbabu.org/mt/archives/2003/0...e_sources.html
When you get to step 3, highlight each cd source it shows you have, remove them, then continue with guide to reinstall them.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 05:29 PM   #12
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Yeah good point.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 12:12 AM   #13
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hi

it still gives a problem.

1. How do I get rid of multiple 'Enter your password" questions for GAIM ?


thanks
atul
 
Old 11-12-2004, 05:38 AM   #14
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I would agree with the other users to use Gaim or a third party messenger for yahoo.
I download the yahoo instant message for Linux and it really stinks.
If you are having trouble with your installation cds you can order them from several places for about 3 or 4 dollars (each cd) and that includes shipping.
I can't remember the sites but you can find it with a google search.
Also, as I remember the linux version of yahoo web cam doesn't work, and I'm not sure it will work with gaim or other applications.

Good Luck
 
Old 11-12-2004, 09:49 PM   #15
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hi

I finally succeded in installing GAIM on Mandrake 10.0. Each time my system was asking for a CD because it was looking for a .rpm file which was not available in any of the CDs.

Thanks for all your suggestions
Atul
 
  


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