MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)

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Re: MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)

Postby alaero » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:25 am

Cameron_Syd wrote:Yeap all that plus the 65.54 crap as well

Then Option O (this will write the file)
And or Option X and answer yes to safe


i did all that, with the ctrl key rather than the option key.

then i get a permission error?

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Re: MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)

Postby deepfriedmario » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:45 am

How do I even delete the entries? I tried the delete key and that doesn't work...
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Re: MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)

Postby foodtastenice » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:48 am

alaero wrote:
Cameron_Syd wrote:Yeap all that plus the 65.54 crap as well

Then Option O (this will write the file)
And or Option X and answer yes to safe


i did all that, with the ctrl key rather than the option key.

then i get a permission error?

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I got the same thing here.
When i type "SU - " and enter password it says "Sorry".
It's not just Adium either, Messenger for Mac won't connect. I'm forced to use another computer or a web messenger until I can get either of these working.
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Re: MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)

Postby Cameron_Syd » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:57 am

Again if you do not know these basic unix commands, I would ask a mate to help you .. as you can stuff things up!
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Re: MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)

Postby deepfriedmario » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:13 am

Sorry, but not everyone has friends that are tech savvy. I would, of course, ask a friend if they knew about this stuff but they don't hence why I'm asking here considering it relates to Adium.
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Re: MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)

Postby foodtastenice » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:17 am

Cameron_Syd wrote:Again if you do not know these basic unix commands, I would ask a mate to help you .. as you can stuff things up!

I asked my friend, he helped and now I've got it working fine.
I used sudo nano /etc/hosts.
Thanks for the help.
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Re: MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)

Postby melaus » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:22 am

I think that should be "control O" and "control X" instead of using the option key.
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Re: MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)

Postby abrenecki » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:32 am

To the geeks here: I herald from Ubuntu, so hence my use of sudo instead of su.
Here's how foodtastenice and I solved his problem over Jabber. (Slightly modified to back up /etc/hosts in case you screw something up.)
1. Open Terminal.
2. Type this:
Code: Select all
sudo cp /etc/hosts /etc/hosts.bak
sudo nano /etc/hosts

When you type the first command you will be asked for your password. (Note: You must be an administrator)
When you type the second command, you will open a command-line text editor called 'nano'.
3. Find the first line of Messenger garbage, and move the cursor to it. All the stuff we want to remove looks like this:
Code: Select all
65.54.239.210 messenger.hotmail.com

To move the cursor (the grey box), press the arrow key down until it's over the '6'.
4. Now press the forwards-delete key until all the lines referencing 'hotmail', 'messenger', 'live', or 'passport' are gone.
5. Press Control + O (letter) to save the file. (Note Control, not Command.) Press return to confirm the file name.
6. Press Control + X to exit.
7. Check that everything works. If it does, yay.

If you broke something, run:
Code: Select all
sudo cp /etc/hosts.bak /etc/hosts

to revert to the backup we made in Step 1.
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Re: MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)

Postby deepfriedmario » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:46 am

Thanks a lot abrenecki! That worked just perfectly.
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Re: MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)

Postby alaero » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:36 am

abrenecki wrote:To the geeks here: I herald from Ubuntu, so hence my use of sudo instead of su.
Here's how foodtastenice and I solved his problem over Jabber. (Slightly modified to back up /etc/hosts in case you screw something up.)
1. Open Terminal.
2. Type this:
Code: Select all
sudo cp /etc/hosts /etc/hosts.bak
sudo nano /etc/hosts

When you type the first command you will be asked for your password. (Note: You must be an administrator)
When you type the second command, you will open a command-line text editor called 'nano'.
3. Find the first line of Messenger garbage, and move the cursor to it. All the stuff we want to remove looks like this:
Code: Select all
65.54.239.210 messenger.hotmail.com

To move the cursor (the grey box), press the arrow key down until it's over the '6'.
4. Now press the forwards-delete key until all the lines referencing 'hotmail', 'messenger', 'live', or 'passport' are gone.
5. Press Control + O (letter) to save the file. (Note Control, not Command.) Press return to confirm the file name.
6. Press Control + X to exit.
7. Check that everything works. If it does, yay.

If you broke something, run:
Code: Select all
sudo cp /etc/hosts.bak /etc/hosts

to revert to the backup we made in Step 1.



Awesomeness!!

thanks

a.
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Re: MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)

Postby melaus » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:04 am

abrenecki wrote:To the geeks here: I herald from Ubuntu, so hence my use of sudo instead of su.
Here's how foodtastenice and I solved his problem over Jabber. (Slightly modified to back up /etc/hosts in case you screw something up.)
1. Open Terminal.
2. Type this:
Code: Select all
sudo cp /etc/hosts /etc/hosts.bak
sudo nano /etc/hosts

When you type the first command you will be asked for your password. (Note: You must be an administrator)
When you type the second command, you will open a command-line text editor called 'nano'.
3. Find the first line of Messenger garbage, and move the cursor to it. All the stuff we want to remove looks like this:
Code: Select all
65.54.239.210 messenger.hotmail.com

To move the cursor (the grey box), press the arrow key down until it's over the '6'.
4. Now press the forwards-delete key until all the lines referencing 'hotmail', 'messenger', 'live', or 'passport' are gone.
5. Press Control + O (letter) to save the file. (Note Control, not Command.) Press return to confirm the file name.
6. Press Control + X to exit.
7. Check that everything works. If it does, yay.

If you broke something, run:
Code: Select all
sudo cp /etc/hosts.bak /etc/hosts

to revert to the backup we made in Step 1.


Thanks very much, you helped me! Thanks again.
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Re: MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)

Postby jasric » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:28 am

To the person that wrote Re: MSN Fails to Connect "Password Sent (75%)
by melaus on Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:02 am

Yes, me too.
I am trying the Terminal-command method mentioned in this post, but when I enter my password, it showed "SU: Sorry".

I put sudo before su and it worked for me what sudo basically does, is bypass any file permissions. See you dont have to be a linux geek a bit of the old google research gets you there in the end. I dont like people that hide things that they think separates them to everyone else. Everyone is here for the same problem so lets help each other out. If the world was like this we would have peace and no hatred.

Thanks jason

any more help just pm me
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