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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

How to get MSN Messenger working

If you are wanting to get some instant messengers working such as MSN and ICQ, it's not going to be easy but there is a way. Here is the easier way thanks to guest poster Michael.

First of all, download these three files straight on the device;
  1. Open terminal, and gain root access using devel-su with rootme as password unless changed.
  2. Enter cd /home/user/MyDocs/Downloads
  3. Enter ; dpkg -i libpurple0_*.deb
  4. dpkg -i telepathy-haze_*.deb
  5. dpkg -i im-providers-additional-0.2.deb
  6. Restart the device
  7. If successful, you should have the various IM providers in the Accounts app.
Note: Enter lines 3 – 5 separate as they need to be done individually in that order. Also, if icons in Accounts stuff up, just restart device again. Continued icon corruption can supposedly be fixed by replacing icons in /usr/share/themes/blanco/icons/
Create the account like you normally would in the Accounts app, and, as usual, use Availability to go online.
This way of installing the IM includes the service not only in the Accounts app, but in the contact cards of those you merge.
If you need help, put it in the comments below, or send Michael a tweet

1 comment:

  1. this is a little confusing. What and where is the terminal?