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jonathanfrost
June 29th, 2009, 07:08 AM
Hi im brand spanking new to ubuntu and i cant seem to get pidgin or any other instant messenger device to work with Yahoo Messenger. Can any one make a suggestion?

lisati
June 29th, 2009, 07:13 AM
I don't know if there's a Linux-friendly version of Yahoo Messenger, the only copies I've used were written for Windows. Perhaps someone else can help us here...

You might want to consider "Pidgin" as an alternative.

itsjareds
June 29th, 2009, 07:15 AM
Pidgin works fine for me to connect to Yahoo. Where exactly are you having trouble using Pidgin?

paul_be
June 29th, 2009, 07:16 AM
+1 for pidgin, just add your yahoo account to it

jonathanfrost
June 29th, 2009, 07:21 AM
ive set my account on pidgin and it just wont connect to yahoo messenger. it just keeps trying to connect.

Sef
June 29th, 2009, 07:22 AM
Hi im brand spanking new to ubuntu and i cant seem to get pidgin or any other instant messenger device to work with Yahoo Messenger. Can any one make a suggestion?Yahoo has gotten rid of some older protocols, and it has affected messenger. Read this (http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Fix-Yahoo-problem-in-Pidgin-114754.shtml).

dmizer
June 29th, 2009, 07:23 AM
Try this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1198995

jonathanfrost
June 29th, 2009, 07:24 AM
gracias.

prvteprts
June 29th, 2009, 07:41 AM
Pidgin is great for text IM, but unfortunately, it doesn't support voice and video at the moment. GyachE is a specialized Yahoo alternative with video (and outdated voice) capabilities, although the interface is a bit messy and seems geared towards chat instead of private messaging.

jonathanfrost
June 29th, 2009, 07:43 AM
thanks for the help with this. i finally got pidgin to start working with yahoo. all i need is PMs on it.