can’t connect to all Yahoo! accounts on Kopete

The problem started as far back as June this year.  Yahoo users trying to connect to the said network through Kopete could not.  Several people were quick to notice it.

A quick fix was to override the default server for logging in to something else. But this was a temporary fix.  Eventually it didn’t work anymore.  Not wanting to use any other 3rd party messenger, I opted to log on to the messenger service through Yahoo Mail.  It works fine even on Linux versions of Firefox although Yahoo does warn you that the operating system you are using has not been tested.

Months after, I went back to using Kopete for Yahoo after I upgraded my desktop.  It appears that the newer versions has the fix for the Yahoo problem patched into it.  Currently I am using Kopete version 0.80.2 on KDE 4.3.2.  What is strange is that I can’t login to all my accounts.  I have 3 Yahoo accounts.   Out of the 3, only 2 are able to connect successfully to the Yahoo servers. The other one can’t connect and there are no apparent error messages except for,

Object::connect: No such signal ClientStream::disconnected()
Object::connect:  (receiver name: 'yahooclient')
Transfer ACCEPTED by: LoginTask
Transfer ACCEPTED by: LoginTask

If you are experiencing a similar problem drop me a note on how you fixed it.  If you still haven’t found a solution, we can go report a bug @ to make it official. I am guessing that this might not be a Kopete problem, but it won’t hurt if the developers are made aware of this weird behavior.

In the meantime, I’ll keep on searching for fixes.  Oh by the way, the one account that could not connect wasn’t like this all the time.  It was able to connect once, and that was the one time only, then after that it wouldn’t anymore.

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Notice: This article was published on November 13, 2009 and the content above may be out of date.