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Old 12-19-2004, 02:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy yahoo messenger please


i used to IM with ymessenger , in mandrake 9.2 but not now , when i login ymessenger keep connecting forever, what is the problem?, i'm connecting via a proxy server.
has anyone succeded in connecting with ymessenger, please tell me how
 
Old 12-19-2004, 03:13 AM   #2
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why do you use ymessenger, when you have gaim in linux by default? Gaim is so much better. Try it out.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 03:23 AM   #3
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hi there

other messengers which can be used for yahoo protocol are

gaim(gaim.sourceforge.net)
ayttm(ayttm.sourceforge.net)
gyach
kopete(kde-apps.org)

regards

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Old 12-19-2004, 05:41 AM   #4
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OK i dowloaded the latest gaim 1.10, ca u tell me please how do i set up gaim in order to IM
i have:
a yahoo acccount
i'm connecting to internet via proxy through a network.
Please help step by step as i'm newbie.
thanks in advance
 
Old 12-19-2004, 06:39 AM   #5
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hi there

in gaim
go to accounts---> add--->choose yahoo protocol---->add ur yahoo login name and password------>save

then choose ur yahoo account grom gaim
enter ur password

for proxy
go to preferences.----->go to network=---->go to proxy--->choose HTTP proxy------>enter proxy config

and ur done

regards
 
Old 12-19-2004, 07:02 AM   #6
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thanks masand
i did what you said, but i get a dialog box right away saying " **** has been disconnected proxy connection error 502" reconnect or cancel

what's wrong here masand
thanks in advance
 
Old 12-19-2004, 07:21 AM   #7
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hi there

just found these results for u

http://www.checkupdown.com/status/E502.html

http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/se...%2Berror%2B502

u also need to consult ur admin for more

regards
 
Old 12-19-2004, 07:37 AM   #8
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Angry

the thing that puzzle me is that is wotks fine under windowsXP with ymessenger
 
Old 12-19-2004, 08:55 AM   #9
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Naturally. It's built for that platform...
 
Old 12-19-2004, 02:22 PM   #10
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install gaim in winxp to see if it works there, if it does its a up.(user problem)
gaim has allways worked fine for me, proxy or no proxy.
right now it's firewalled and working fine through the firewall.
I would double check you're proxy config.

if you can browse the web, gaim should work fine.

Last edited by deep_inda_jungl; 12-19-2004 at 02:24 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 09:21 AM   #11
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i do bowse the web in linux through the proxy very normally but the gaim doesn't connect
 
  


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