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Guys, this is my first post to the linux questions forms but I've been a Slackware user for about 4 yeras now.
Im gonna start my posts off with a simple fix for GAIM.
I searched the boards here for a fix to the "SSL support required" error when you run GAIM, but after not having much luck I did find a simple fix and for all I know it could already be posted here, but i'll post it again anyway so people can
find it easier
To get GAIM working with Slackware Linux 9.0 or 9.1 you need to edit the following file and add one line.
Thanx ! It would've taken me for ages to find this.
I just recently installed 9.1 and updated everything. Today I re-installed (new HD)... basically did the exact same thing (well.. almost, I guess).
First time gaim had no problem. This install.. ssl required.
Checked the backup of ld.so.conf from the first install... and yes.. there it was.. the mozilla line. 2nd install.. it wasn't there.
That is a fix but it is recommended to go the other way with gaim and install gnutls and other packages for SSL. The reason being is that if you update your mozilla to 1.5 gaim and mozilla 1.5 have issues I beleive. But either way as long as you are happy. Who uses mozilla anyways? its ok but Opera is the best in my opinion.
mint567, I'd rather do the best way but I'm so unfamiliar with all this that I'm not even sure how to do what you said. I couldn't find where to download SSL without it being OpenSSL, and Gaim won't recognize OpenSSL. Do you know where I can find these packages? (and maybe installation instructions too?)
otherwise, why did my above file change? should I change it back to what it was in my last post? Thanks for any help, it's really appreciated..
Just follow one of those links for GAIM and SSL.
I do not beleive that GAIM supports file transfers through msn and also no display pictures. That is why I recommend aMSN for msn. Good Luck hopefully this helps.
Personally for MSN support I use aMSN. It is by far the best in my opinion. http://amsn.sourceforge.net/
It is great, has file support, display pictures, logging, timestamps, many other features.