In the FAQ article on aMSN, it states that if you have aMSN to "hang up" often and you have configured all of your sound options correctly to try running aMSN with this command:
export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 && amsn
Now, my question is what effect will this have on my system? I am a Linux newbie, so I am not sure how my system will react and if this command is a good idea.
export will affect only aMSN, then I am all for giving it a shot. But seeing the nature of Linux commands (
rm -rf anyone?) and how disastrous and unforgiving they can be if you don't know what you're doing, I am reluctant to try it, even if it was from an 'official' source. I do not want to lose performance or something similar just to make aMSN work -- I'd rather just take the occasional hang for aMSN.