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06-17-04, 08:22 PM
Is chat working? Cuz I get this:
06-17-04, 08:30 PM
Yup. Chat's working great!
06-17-04, 08:34 PM
Are you using IE?
Using IE it works fine. Using Mozilla Firefox, it loads, but doesnt log in all the way.
06-17-04, 09:19 PM
I am using IE and it is NOT working fine! I just updated my IE and changed my settings to allow just about everything and it still doesn't work. Is there something that I need to download?
06-17-04, 09:22 PM
It was working fine for me last night...using latest IE, etc, etc....
Maybe you aren't waiting long enough for it to load? I get that screen too, but have to wait a minute for it to load.
06-17-04, 09:23 PM
I am testing it now.
It should load very rapidly. Do you see a login type screen (automated process) before it goes to the picture you attached above?
When I load it in Mozilla Firefox, the Java console loads, but it gets the following error:
Logging In. Please Wait....
Verifying Password, Please Wait...
Invalid Username or Password. Please try again.
Works great in IE (using same Java)
06-17-04, 09:35 PM
No there is no log in screen. I get nothing but what I showed in that image. I have had it open for more than 10 minutes now and still nothing. I am using the latest version of IE 6 in WIN 98SE.
06-17-04, 09:46 PM
You might try updating your Java. I've run across problems on Windoze machines that updating the Java worked out.
Just an idea,
06-17-04, 10:08 PM
Yeah, updating Java might work. Pershingd and I are chatting in there right now, so it's working ok.
06-17-04, 10:22 PM
Already have the latest and greatest downloaded as I wrote before. I am now running a diagnostic but I suspect the problem is WIN 98 compatibility not anything on my machine (other than WIN98 that is...)
06-17-04, 10:49 PM
The diagnostic tool for Microsoft VM found no problems with my java. I also went to the Microsoft.com and ran all of their tests for java problems. I was able to run java on all of the websites Microsoft links to. According to Microsoft, this means that the problem is on the individual website involved, not on my computer.
All of which leads me to believe even more strongly than before that this is a WIN98 compatibility issue. Can anyone with WIN98 (second edition) confirm that they have been able to chat?
Man, I'm getting you XP Pro for Christmas. At least you moved up from 3.11 finally.
06-18-04, 06:45 PM
I cannot get chat to run here at work, I am firewalled, proxied and censored.. ;)
Win98 2nd edition and IE 6 here
Chat works fine
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Chat had quit on me for a while but tonight it seems fine again. Great! Now it's too late to find anyone there! heh