[Question #43378]: yahoo massenger does not connect to the internet

Ben question43378 at answers.launchpad.net
Fri Sep 12 09:51:27 EDT 2008

Question #43378 on pidgin in ubuntu changed:

Ben proposed the following answer:
There's a 'workaround' with Innotek, install XP there and install Y
Messenger in Virtualbox - works fine - but it's a sledgehammer to kill a

Pidgin doesn't have the functionality, and the linux Yahoo Messenger is
hopelessly out of date. Isn't there a solution to this? isn't there a
way to set up proxies or something?

Someone help please! It's not very effective to use an incompatible
software. Right now I'm running Yahoo messenger in Virtualbox - but
that's a rather heavy way of doing it - and the desktop compositing is
rather untidy with 'seamless' windows.

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