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6.2. Setting up Instant Messaging

This section is specific for Gaim in Fedora. For further information and documentation on Gaim , refer to:

To start and configure Gaim , select Applications > Internet > Internet Messenger from the menu panel. Starting Gaim for the first time goes directly into the Accounts configuration:

Gaim Accounts Screen

Figure 6.12. Gaim Accounts Screen

Click on the [Add] button to bring up the Add Account window:

Gaim Add Account Screen

Figure 6.13. Gaim Add Account Screen

In the Add Account window, under Login Options , click on the right side of the Protocol dropdown menu to show the available protocols. In this example, AIM/ICQ is selected.

Gaim Add Account Screen

Figure 6.14. Gaim Add Account Screen

Enter details for the selected account, including Screen name , Password , and Alias . Select Remember password if desired. Click on the [Save] button to add the account to the account list.

Gaim Add Account Screen

Figure 6.15. Gaim Add Account Screen

Once the account is added, the Accounts windows displays the new account:

Gaim Accounts List

Figure 6.16. Gaim Accounts List

The Accounts windows also displays the next time Gaim is launched. Repeat this procedure for each account to be added.


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