Installation of yahoo messenger on a linux os

el - Apr 9, 2008 at 06:05 PM
 francis - Aug 31, 2010 at 05:12 AM
how can I install the yahoo messenger on my new linux system?

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HI !u
I m facing some difficulties while installing yahoo messenger in linux operating system plz help me in installation process.
mariel_el Posts 1 Registration date Wednesday April 9, 2008 Status Member Last seen April 15, 2008
Apr 15, 2008 at 02:23 AM
hello//yeah im having trouble too. but im able to use the yahoo messenger on the web beta if I signed to the yahoo mail first and fromthere you could see the yahoo messenger chat.. thats why I used instead
kimi > mariel_el Posts 1 Registration date Wednesday April 9, 2008 Status Member Last seen April 15, 2008
Nov 20, 2008 at 02:20 PM
i am new ubuntu user
how to install yahoo messenger in ubuntu 7.10
sunil > Kannan
Jul 24, 2009 at 01:33 PM
i just installed ubuntu 810 in my laptop how I can install yahoo messanger and google talk on my linux os
mipaca > sunil
Sep 23, 2009 at 11:05 PM
Im using Yahoo on my linux and have used it before . Make sure you have gaim
Get "Pidgin".
It has Yahoo Support.
please help install the massenger
asoka_79 Posts 20 Registration date Tuesday December 9, 2008 Status Member Last seen July 14, 2009 5
Dec 25, 2008 at 01:47 PM
if u want to use yahoo, hotmail, aol go to this site.
Mar 16, 2009 at 09:09 PM
Yes I just checked this one, it works on linux Ubuntu also. all opens just fine. I have ver: 8.04 ubuntu.

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Tom6 Posts 142 Registration date Friday July 31, 2009 Status Member Last seen August 7, 2009 16
Aug 1, 2009 at 03:52 PM
Hopefully one of these links might help a few of you in here. Sorry some of this is for Ubuntu but they all work pretty much the same so there might be only slight differences with any luck

It is usually better to run proper linux programs that are written to run in linux than to try running Windows stuff in linux but if you really have to run a Windows program then try looking up how other people have tried getting it to work through Wine. Bear in mind that trying to run Windows stuff in linux is much like complaining that people in a foreign land don't speak the same language. The question would be do you want to get to the bus stop or do you want to keep using your own language? Here's one possible compromise but there are other ways such as installing a virtual machine inside linux

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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abhip Posts 1 Registration date Wednesday August 20, 2008 Status Member Last seen August 21, 2008
Aug 21, 2008 at 05:03 PM
I facing the many problems in Linux. to install the other softwares in Linux? to download the yahoo messenger for Linux.
sir , how I play the song&movies in RHEL-5. And which software & and which side.
plz send
You don't. You shouldn't have Linux if you can't find simple things like this out.

Yahoo messenger, u can install wine (windows emulation) and install by rightclick open with wine, or use Gyache Improved messenger, it works on several linux distr.

best regards,

Newbee Libiticus
prashant verma
Dec 28, 2008 at 10:29 PM
there is a package which u can install in ur system (ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386.rpm) search for this rpm and install in ur system and do the following

1- type in gui terminal /usr/bin/ymessanger
it will show the yahoo messanger console

but it will not show u the full features of yahoo messanger.
how can I install yahoo messenger in my ubunto os
at this link u ll find Yahoo messenger suits Linux, just choose the right package:
Good luck
how can I install yahoo messange becuase kopete is not interesting and I want the new one please answer me.
A good messenger on Linux is the application called "pidgin"
Using it you can log into your Yahoo messenger account and chat with your contacts.
It is very likely that it is already installed on your system, so look for it in your Applications menu.
If you don't see it there, try to run it from a terminal by typing "pidgin" on the command line and hitting enter.
If it still doesn't run then it's not already on your system, and you will need to install it first.

You can get it from here:
dont know how install yahoo messenger in linux rhel4 kindly send some advice
regards and thankx
ok, someone please send me a


install command for pidgin?

im running: acer aspire one

linux lite

many thanks
Try this site, it is still under maintainance but find links for messengers.
You can use free Pidgin software on Linux. In addition to supporting Yahoo Messenger, it supports AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, MSN IM, Bonjour, Gadu Gadu, GroupWise, IRC, QQ, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, Zephyr and all XMPP protocol compliant instant messengers. It was previously known as GAIM. I use it and I strongly recommend it.
afolabi234 Posts 1 Registration date Friday March 19, 2010 Status Member Last seen March 19, 2010
Mar 19, 2010 at 07:58 PM
i want a good software
have you tried installing wine first to your machine.
I have the same question... :(
please visit to site under download tab.
this site is still under maintainance. but you will find some useful apps
go to messenger tab under download
If u r using Ubuntu try installing pidgin messenger. Type " pidgin" in the terminal window.
schipor george
Jun 19, 2010 at 02:34 PM
The Yahoo messenger for linux (only a very old version exists) doesn't support voice and video. So I switched to Skype! Google gmail with plugin is another good option.
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