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apostropheman

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is anyone else having difficulty maintaining a connection with yahoo messenger?

i've been unable to keep or even get connected for the last 2 days. msn messenger is working flawlessly. both are the latest versions.
 
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apostropheman

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i just downloaded and installed, overtop of my previous install, yahoo 8.1 and it's connected...for now :)
 
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apostropheman

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for some reason gaim does not like my yahoo.ca handle. anyone know why not?
 

Rocky

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yes but gaim works only with yahoo.com but not yahoo.ca accounts
You're being punished for being Canadian.
That'll teach ya.
BTW: I saw you signing in and out of MSN messenger. like a yoyo, today, maybe yesterday as well.
Any chance you have a general connection problem, not just with Yahoo?
 
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apostropheman

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You're being punished for being Canadian.
That'll teach ya.
BTW: I saw you signing in and out of MSN messenger. like a yoyo, today, maybe yesterday as well.
Any chance you have a general connection problem, not just with Yahoo?
i've been installing both xinxp and linux and rebooting a lot. my connection is fine, infact excellent so far. it was just a temporary yahoo glich i think. i've heard from many in north america that experienced it too.
 
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apostropheman

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How strange : I have a yahoo.fr account... works great in Gaim...

i've tried gaim in both linux and xp and with a .ca, no dice and .com which works fine.

unfortunately all my contacts are in my .ca account :(
 

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> yahoo for unix...this could be the answer!
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I would not bet on that.
It is an old version and last I tried, 6 months ago, it was unusable.

I asked Yahoo for an up-to-date version, but never got a reply.

Instead I went to "amsn" (MSN only, sorry) and have been using that ever since.

I tried "Gaim", but too many functions were not available yet. Including web-cam. That was 4-5 months ago.


I have been a Linux user since 1992-3, when it became usuable with network drivers and X, using it exclusively since 1995-6.
I used Windows 9x / 2k etc. in VMWare and now QEmu.
Enjoying that the frequent Windows crashed only took down Windows and not all the other tasks I was working on. The Windows crashed were my main reason to switch to Linux.

It started as a "Slackware", but today it is more like an "Andyware" ;-)

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Andy