Why cant I sign into Yahoo Messenger after I installed Wine?

Asked by stacyjen82

I installed Wine on my computer so I can download yahoo messenger and other window applications but when I try to log onto yahoo messenger its not working. If anyone knows of anything please let me know. Thanks.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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Please try native Linux software please try to use pidgin for Yahoo....

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/41686

Hope this helps

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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Dan Kegel (dank) said :
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In general, if you have problems with wine running a particular app,
you should check Wine's AppDB to see if it supports that app.

Here's a direct link for your app: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=29

You can see there that Wine doesn't support it well yet.

As the other fellow said, please look for an alternative until such time as Wine supports Yahoo Instant Messenger, which might be quite a while.

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