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Note: Many questions can be answered on the main Gaim FAQ. Please check there if your question isn't answered here.


Compiling and Installing Using Gaim for Qtopia Errors and Troubleshooting

   Compiling and Installing   

Q.
How do I compile Gaim for Qtopia?
A.
That's difficult at the moment, as libgaim, the Gaim core library, isn't available publically. When the necessary changes are made to the Gaim core, and an official library is created, this will be updated.

   Using Gaim for Qtopia   

Q.
How do I switch between conversations and chats that I can't see?
A.
Tap and hold the conversations button (the one in the top-right). After half a second, a menu will drop down showing all conversations and chats.

   Errors and Troubleshooting   

Q.
I get this error: "(There was an error receiving this message)"
A.
You need to install the gconv-modules package provided in the OpenZaurus feeds, or our gconv-tiny in our feeds, which contains only the modules you need for qpe-gaim, and is only a few kilobytes.

If you're running OZ 3.3.5, you'll need to type the following at the terminal after installing gconv-modules or gconv-tiny.

 ln -s /usr/lib/gconv /lib/gconv

That should take care of the problem.

Q.
Gaim crashes when I add a new account.
A.
Make sure you have the libgaim-protocol-oscar package installed if you didn't install the libgaim-protocols package. libgaim still assumes the OSCAR (AIM/ICQ) protocol exists. Once we remove these assumptions, this problem will go away.
Q.
Gaim doesn't run properly on my C7x0. What's wrong?
A.
Follow the installation instructions. Once finished, go to the Applications tab, click and hold the Gaim icon, and unclick the "Run in magnified mode" checkbox in the resulting settings window.
Q.
My task icon for gaim disappeared when I switched tasks! My task icon was never there in the first place!
A.
This sometimes happens after installing Gaim for Qtopia (as well as some other programs) on OPIE. This is a known bug on their end. The workaround is to simlpy restart OPIE.
Q.
MSN won't load!
A.
Make sure you have the required SSL support packages. See the installation instructions for more information.
Q.
My accounts or preferences aren't saving.
A.
You're running the Sharp 2.x ROM, or another ROM where /root is not writable. To fix this, you need to edit /etc/passwd and change /root to /home/root on the line beginning with root. It should go from:
root::0:0:root:/root:/bin/sh

To:

root::0:0:root:/home/root:/bin/sh
Q.
No pictures display when I run Gaim.
A.
The version of libopie that Gaim requires is not compatible with the libpng on many ROMs, such as the Sharp ROM. To fix this, download libpng.so.2.1.0.9 and place it in your /usr/lib directory. Then, from a terminal, symlink the library as follows:
cd /usr/lib
ln -sf libpng.so.2.1.0.9 libpng12.so
ln -sf libpng.so.2.1.0.9 libpng12.so.0
ln -sf libpng.so.2.1.0.9 libpng12.so.0.1.2.5

This fix may have issues with other programs, though none have been encountered yet. If you do encounter a major problem, you'll need to reinstall the system default's libpng package from your ROM distribution's package feed. If you do encounter a problem, please let us know.

Q.
Gaim is spitting out errors to the console saying my version of libpng is invalid.
A.
See the previous question.


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