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I have SuSE Linux 7.0 Personal. I downloaded AOL IM and Y! IM, but do not know how to install them. Any help would be appreciated....
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    Installing Y! and AOL IM in Linux


    I have SuSE Linux 7.0 Personal. I downloaded AOL IM and Y! IM, but do not know how to install them. Any help would be appreciated.

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    I didnt even know there was a linux version of AIM and Yahoo instant messenger? Maybe im behind the times a little?

    How about an alternative?
    Gaim is pretty good - http://gaim.sourceforge.net/

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    How do you install GAIM on Linux?

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    See belew from http://gaim.sourceforge.net/faq.php#q10 there's more faq's there as well.

    Q. How do I use MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, IRC, Gadu-Gadu(GG), Napster, or Zephyr?

    A. In Gaim 0.60 and higher, use the Account Editor (Tools->Accounts, or the Accounts button on the start screen) to add the account. The appropriate protocol plugin is loaded automatically.
    In Gaim 0.59 and lower, you must first load the protocol plugin for the protocol that you want to use. These plugins come with Gaim, so just go to the Plugins dialog (Tools->Plugins, or the Plugins button on the start screen). The list of plugins on this screen is a listing of plugins you have already loaded and does not included unloaded but available plugins. To load a new plugin, click "Load." The protocol plugins are named libprotocol.so, so MSN for instance is provided by libmsn.so, and Gadu-Gadu is provided by libgg.so. Now you can use the Account Editor to add an account with the desired protocol.
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    I have tried to install GAIM, but I get an error message saying I can not execute the file. Please help. I am new to Linux.

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    Have you tried to download it again incase the setup file(s) is corrupted?
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    I don't believe the file is corrupted.

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    Are you logged in as root or su - over then tried to install?
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    GAIM should come with ur LInux distro by default, if it isnt working it could be corrupted.
    I have just finished installing and configuring the messengers i used on my WinXp , and now have Alvero's MSN, Yahoo MSN and GAIM What kind of files are you trying to install on ur linux distro? ie Tarrballs - *tar.gz *RPM?

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    GAIM is great...specially the 0.62 release, but you might wanna look into this as well: http://konst.org.ua/eng/software/centericq/info.html. It's like command line Trillian, but not as difficult to use as you might think.
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