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    Re: HOWTO: Install Yahoo! Messenger for Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by loell View Post
    gyachi
    it supports webcam and voice chat room
    How do you get to make that work mate? I haven/t been able to get webcam and/or voice with Gyachi.

    Thanks!

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Yahoo! Messenger for Linux

    what's the error when you use your webcam? also what's your webcam?

    and what's the error in voice when you launch it after you entered a chatroom?

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Yahoo! Messenger for Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by girard View Post
    maybe if they'd realize that a lot of linux users also yahoo!, they would. pressure would eventually make them act on it.
    I think Yahoo doesn't want to improve Linux support because it is harder for them to SPAM the system compared to Windows instalations.

    On windows if you install Yahoo messenger with the default settings you'll have toolbars and crap you don't want... well they can't really do this on Linux, so they don't want to update Yahoo for Linux.

    That's my take on it... At least in North America most people use Hotmai or Gmail, so very few of my friends (mostly from Europe) use the crappy Yahoo service.
    Last edited by alecz20; April 17th, 2008 at 02:10 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Yahoo! Messenger for Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by loell View Post
    after all the suggestions above, i think you need to dual boot windows , that could be your only last option with yahoo messenger.
    Dual-booting sucks! I have dual-boot on my laptop, but it takes a hell lot of determination to re-enter the sloppy windows Vista. There's 2 reasons for which I keep windows: Yahoo messenger and Rome Total War.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Yahoo! Messenger for Linux

    heh, why are you quoting old posts? so what's your real question?

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Yahoo! Messenger for Linux

    Ok, glad you asked!

    My real question is:

    How do you get chat, voice, and video on Linux (Ubuntu) with people using yahoo messenger?

    Preferably in one program; basically a complete yahoo messenger alternative for Linux.


    Thanks!

    P.S. and sorry for not answering your previous question, but I am at work now, and you guessed; I'm using Windows (and it really pisses me off, but that's another story)
    When i get home I'm gonna try Yahoo messenger webcam and voice chat with Ghyachi.
    Last edited by alecz20; April 7th, 2008 at 10:39 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Yahoo! Messenger for Linux

    my setup goes like this..

    for webcam , room voice chat , file transfer, yahoo photos, audibles / smilies, i'm still using gyachi.

    for pc to pc call with YM , i'm using Gizmo project for linux, after setting up a gizmo account which is of course free, just type username@yahoo.com in the call text/bar, you should be able to call your yahoo contact.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Yahoo! Messenger for Linux

    In Gyachi I click voice chat in the window with my contact, and I see:
    I "have enabled voice chat"
    my contact "has enabled voice chat"

    And a pop-up windows appears saying to start pY! voice chat.
    So I do. Then I click 'On", but I don't see my buddy. At some point I was able to see me, but that's it.


    As for the webcam, when i click "start my webcam" i get three messages:
    1) Gyachi (webcam broadcaster):
    An error occurred at 'ioctl VIDIOCSPICT'.
    Could not set camera proprieties.

    2) Gyachi (webcam broadcaster):
    Error while querying mmap-buffers.

    3) Gyachi (webcam broadcaster):
    An error occurred at 'ioctl VIDIOCSPICT'.
    Could not set camera proprieties.

    then I click ok on message 1) or 3) and it closes.

    I can however see someone elses webcam.

    For the voice chat, I suppose I have to do the Pc to Pc calls thing, although why have different names (i.e. voice chat and PC-PC calls) for the same exact action.

    Any help/suggestion would be greately appreciated.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by alecz20; April 8th, 2008 at 01:49 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Yahoo! Messenger for Linux

    yes, voice chat has been confused as pc to pc call, but among yahoo third party clients voice chating in public rooms is refered to as voice chat.

    might as well create a new thread for your webcam problem, let me know the link, and i'll try to follow you up on there.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Yahoo! Messenger for Linux

    I don't really like the idea of starting a new thread since I believe someone already had this problem, started a thread, and got their problem solved.

    If you think the above isn't the case, I will start a new thread, until then... I will try to do some searching.

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