Posts Tagged ‘Pidgin’

Fixing yahoo problems in pidgin

July 24, 2009

The past few days i faced a problem with pidgin that it works with my msn e-mails and gmail e-mails but the problem was with yahoo.

Yahoo! Inc. did something to its messenger servers, something that practically blocked all the Linux IM clients, such as Pidgin, Kopete, Empathy or GyachI.Yahoo! changed the login method! However, at this moment none of the aforementioned Instant Messenger clients for Linux can connect with the Yahoo protocol.

i searched for the solution of this problem and finally found it 😀 , then let’s fix this problem !

the solution was in the latest version of pidgin 2.5.7

1) download this key and save it in your Desktop

2) go to [System >> Administration >> Software Sources], enter your password and press [Third Party Software] tab

3) then add this line according your ubuntu distribution

Ubuntu 9.04

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Ubuntu 8.10

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

4) go to [Authentication] tab and press [Import Key File] button and choose the key file in your Desktop

5) close window and preess [Reload]

6) and then [ System >> Administration >> Update Manager]

Enjoy your time 😀

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