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This will fix your problem. gaim in your menu is pointing to the location /usr/bin/gaim . That is why you are getting this error

Details: Failed to execute child process "gaim" (No such file or directory)

I will give you exact directions, from the beginning. this should solve your problem. This time you will tell gaim to be installed in the /usr directory, with this option --prefix=/usr

run these commands.

sudo apt-get remove gaim
sudo apt-get install libgnutls10-dev
rm -rf gaim*
wget http://easynews.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gaim/gaim-2.0.0beta2.tar.bz2
tar -xjf gaim-2.0.0beta2.tar.bz2
cd gaim-2.0.0beta2
./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-gnutls=yes
make
sudo make install

Edited by shanenin

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Thanks everyone. I finally got it back to it's natural state. Now I'm gonna go drink a double Pepsi :lol:

just wondering did you go back to the old version, or install the beta2 version?

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Thanks everyone. I finally got it back to it's natural state. Now I'm gonna go drink a double Pepsi :lol:

just wondering did you go back to the old version, or install the beta2 version?

Went back to the old one shanenin. LIfe might be much easier that way. But I appreciate your help.

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your welcome :-)

edit added later//

by the way, you probably still have the new version of gaim installed. Depending on whos directions you followed, the newest version of gaim can be run by either typing one of these two commands into the terminal

/opt/bin/gaim
/usr/local/bin/gaim

Edited by shanenin

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Think I might play it safe and wait for the new Gaim2 this summer. Might be my best bet. :)

playing safe, thats not fun :-)

to each their own :thumbsup:

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Thanks everyone. I finally got it back to it's natural state. Now I'm gonna go drink a double Pepsi :lol:

Great news!! Our Linux experts rule!! :thumbsup:

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