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    How do I get yahoo messenger to work?

    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?

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    Re: How do I get yahoo messenger to work?

    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.
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    Re: How do I get yahoo messenger to work?

    Pidgin works fine for me to connect to Yahoo. Where exactly are you having trouble using Pidgin?
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    Re: How do I get yahoo messenger to work?

    +1 for pidgin, just add your yahoo account to it
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    Re: How do I get yahoo messenger to work?

    ive set my account on pidgin and it just wont connect to yahoo messenger. it just keeps trying to connect.

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    Re: How do I get yahoo messenger to work?

    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.
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    Re: How do I get yahoo messenger to work?

    gracias.

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    Re: How do I get yahoo messenger to work?

    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 GyachE is a specialized Yahoo alternative with video (and outdated voice) capabilities, although the interface is a bit messy and seems geared towards chat instead of private messaging.
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    Re: How do I get yahoo messenger to work?

    thanks for the help with this. i finally got pidgin to start working with yahoo. all i need is PMs on it.

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