I've recently started using Linux as an OS (PC Linux OS) due to windows issues. I've rather enjoyed the experience so far, but I'm still slightly raw with the linux methodology. I've got pretty much everything working, other than an IM, (MSN).
Linux comes with Kopete. I've also tried aMSN and Kmess and all 3 of these experience the same problem. Whenever I try to log on, I've always got the message "Connection actively refused" or words to that effect when I try to log onto an account. I've taken a look around, but there don't seem to be any methods of solving this that I can see. Has anyone else had this problem and do you know how to solve it?
If your behind a NAT device check that the ports they are configured to use are being forwarded to your computer and that they aren't being blocked by firewall along the way.
I turned off the Firewall and it still didn't work. Could I also mention that I'm in a Virtual Machine, so that might be a factor.
Sorry for the bump and double post, but the issue is still here, and not that many people looked at the thread. I really would like MSN back...
The problem is that not that many people here are linux users at all, fewer are going to know much about the package your having problems with and fewer are going to know how to solve it. Its probably worth asking on the PC Linux forums:- PCLinuxOS
^Speaks good he does, ask linux forums u do