yahoo chat

Asked by ram deva mahor on 2008-03-01

i m getting massage
after sometime i can do all function like
add buddy
add chat
add buddy
how can i go to chat people

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #1

Hello Ram...

Pidgin(Formerly Gaim) is a multi-platform instant messaging client. The software supports many commonly used instant messaging protocols..

More info

To configure yahoo client in pidgin:

Start pidgin/gaim (applications -> Internet -> Pidgin/Gaim instant messenger)

Click on accounts -> Add/edit

In the basic tab in the drop down box next to protocols select yahoo

In the screen name field enter your yahoo ID (ex john if email id is <email address hidden>)

In the password field enter your account password

In the Local alias field enter your nick name, check remember your password option

and check new mail notification option if you want new mail notification

and click on save then again Click on accounts -> Add/edit

and check the enabled option to connect to your account automatically when pidgin/gaim starts

and when your buddies are online you can chat..


Bhavani Shankar.

ram deva mahor (ramdevamahor) said : #2

i m gettin masage

unable to connect

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #3

Ok seems to be an issue ref:

as an alternative try gajim

Note: you must have universe repositories enabled before installing this program..

Have a try and keep us informed..

Bhavani Shankar.

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #4

This link can also help you out:

Bhavani Shankar.

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #5


Yahoo chat was fixed in Pidgin Version 2.2.0. You may wish to upgrade to the latest version of Pidgin(formerly Gaim).

You can see the changelog at

The easiest way would probably be to upgrade to the latest release of Ubuntu 7.10


Bhavani Shankar.

ram deva mahor (ramdevamahor) said : #6

but hoew to enalable respositries

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #7

Which version of ubuntu you are using?

ram deva mahor (ramdevamahor) said : #8

dear i m using gaim in 6.10 ubuntu

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #9

OK.. Refer this link for adding extra repos in edgy:

But Its strongly recommended that you upgrade to gutsy from edgy as I said in my previous post

Go to to order free gutsy (ubuntu 7.10) cd's..


Bhavani Shankar.

ram deva mahor (ramdevamahor) said : #10

dear tell me any chat that i can do in 6.10

ram deva mahor (ramdevamahor) said : #11

i m using 7.10 live ced but not not abl e to chat in gtalk,yahoo,hotmail

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #12

Hello ram

If you are using ubuntu live cd 7.10 please install it.. Here is a nice info on installing ubuntu: and then connect to the internet ref:

and configure pidgin as I said in my above post...

Have a try and keep us informed

Bhavani Shankar.

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