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Offline indigo

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How do I chat Yahoo in Linux
« on: October 22, 2003, 06:27:04 PM »
Hi, every one there...
I am a newbie to linux, installed linux 2 months ago.
I generally chat in Yahoo when i use windows but the linux version of yahoo has no support for chat !! wht can  I do?
I want to have Yahoo Chat !!otherwise future of linux on my desktop is not so bright. :roll:

Offline Fuse

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2003, 10:04:07 PM »
Try Gyach

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2003, 10:10:19 PM »
man the best thing is to download gaim form http://gaim.sourceforge.net/
it will help u in hotmail, yahoo , aim , icq and many more. personally download the 0.70 version
use the rpm file and install as root by using the comand
rpm -ivh <filename> u should be in the directory u saved the file
u may alt. dload the yahoo messenger from yahoo site but donot do that it never worked for me

Offline Fuse

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2003, 10:13:41 PM »
gaim doesn't have support for Yahoo chat.

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2003, 01:42:10 AM »
I'm working on this too.  I'm missing x-java-vm.  Everything else seems to be working.  If I find a fix, I'll post it.

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Offline Oscar

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2003, 05:52:26 AM »
Quote from: "Fuse"
gaim doesn't have support for Yahoo chat.

It most certainly does.
What is Gaim?
 Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM (Oscar and TOC protocols), ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, and Zephyr networks.

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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2003, 06:36:48 AM »
Well actually Yahoo made some changes and you have to upgrade to 0.71 for it to work.  That is what I run into.  I can't upgrade because of the depenacies and I'm on a slow dial-up.  I can't see downloading files for a couple of days for one program.  Yes, I also downloaded a source file and tried to compile the thing.  Dependancies again.

I found this out from other forums that were panicing because it would not log them in.

Of course I can't get anything to work on this Mandrake 9.2.  It's so new and they haven't made it a rpm yet.  If it is not on the CD you're stuck.

I also downloaded the program from Yahoo and I can't get it to work.  I think some of the problem is I don't know how to use IM of any kind.  I have never even seen it work.

Computer nut that don't know how to use IM.  Plum crazy.  Oh well, If I were using windoze I wouldn't use it anyway because of the bugs crawling around.

Oh well, better luck next time.  I'll try it in Gentoo next time I need to reboot.  That may be a few weeks though.

Later

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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2003, 11:34:22 AM »
Well! Have you tried the RH8 version of yahoo??

Well there is also one which is gtk based..
I suppose that newer dependencies are backward compatible ie. if you r using old program on newer dependencies it less likely to cause problem.

Well try gyach...

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2003, 07:59:21 PM »
I'm in Gentoo trying to update the portage and install Gaim.  It's been working on it for about 10 hours now.  This thing better be awesome.  I been wanting to do this anyway but this is taking way to long.

I should have went and bought a ethernet cable and went to the ISP and plugged this puppy in.  That would be faster than this crap.

13:47:16 (2.86 KB/s) - `/usr/portage/distfiles/trebuc32.exe' saved [357200/357200]

>>> Downloading http://gentoo.oregonstate.edu/distfiles/sis_drv_src_261003-1.tar.gz
--13:47:16--  http://gentoo.oregonstate.edu/distfiles/sis_drv_src_261003-1.tar.gz
           => `/usr/portage/distfiles/sis_drv_src_261003-1.tar.gz'
Resolving gentoo.oregonstate.edu... done.
Connecting to gentoo.oregonstate.edu[128.193.0.3]:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 419,840 [application/x-tar]

100%[===============================================
===============================================
===============>] 419,840        2.60K/s    ETA 00:00


Note the 2.6K/s part.  This stinks.  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:

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Offline dalek

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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2003, 08:01:29 AM »
Well, I had to stop the update/install thingy.  I'm fixin to restart.  This moderator is out till tomorrow.  Yall behave now.

I like Gentoo's install/update thingy.  I just wish I had a better connection, like DSL.   8)

Later

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Offline Fuse

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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2003, 02:22:49 AM »
Quote from: "Oscar"
Quote from: "Fuse"
gaim doesn't have support for Yahoo chat.

It most certainly does.
What is Gaim?
 Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM (Oscar and TOC protocols), ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, and Zephyr networks.

 :roll: I realise that. He asked for "Yahoo Chat" not "Yahoo Messenger"

Offline Shadow_Spark

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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2004, 07:41:41 AM »
try centericq

Offline LS-Admin

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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2004, 11:28:07 AM »
Quote from: "Shadow_Spark"
try centericq

Name suggest it is something for ICQ.. do it works also with yahoo??

Offline ulver_goth

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Yahoo chat clients for Linux
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2004, 07:43:45 PM »
Well, if you (or anyone else) knows
of a WORKING yahoo chat client, for the chat-rooms,
let me know...

I have tried EACH and EVERY one of them....

Gyach DOES NOT work.... I've tried installing it
on RedHat 8 and 9, didn't work...
I've tried installing it on both SuSE 8.2 ad 9,
it didn't work.... and tried BOTH, the regular 0.9.6
version and the new 'enhanced' version....

So again, if there is a (real) working version out
there, let us know...

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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2004, 10:39:06 PM »
I use Yahoo Messenger on Gentoo  It works great.  You can ask Ricky.  We chatted a while the other day.

Later

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