yahoo massenger does not connect to the internet

Asked by wininda kith on 2008-08-27

I installed yahoo massenger successfully via wine. But it doesn't connect to the internet. I am using ubuntu7.04 Gnome. I used wine FAQ and to change the network configuration. Then even Firefox doesn't work. Then I reconfigure the settings. I am new to Ubuntu. So please help me to make this ok. Thank you very much for your valuable time that you spend for my problem.

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2008-08-27
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2008-09-12

If you want to keep in touch with you yahoo friends, you can use Pidgin to log in you yahoo messenger account.

Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) said : #2

There is a Yahoo Messenger for Linux available... http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Communications/Chat/Yahoo-Messenger-002.shtml

But Pidgin (included by default in Ubuntu) can do Yahoo IM just fine anyway.

Ben (ben2talk) said : #3

There's a 'workaround' with Innotek, install XP there and install Y Messenger in Virtualbox - works fine - but it's a sledgehammer to kill a mosquito!

Pidgin doesn't have the functionality, and the linux Yahoo Messenger is hopelessly out of date. Isn't there a solution to this? isn't there a way to set up proxies or something?

Someone help please! It's not very effective to use an incompatible software. Right now I'm running Yahoo messenger in Virtualbox - but that's a rather heavy way of doing it - and the desktop compositing is rather untidy with 'seamless' windows.

Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) said : #4

What functionality does Pidgin lack? Video? If so, try Kopete.

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