Cool that you have it running. Note that the ./configure was -
./configure --with-gadu-includes=/usr/local/include --with-gadu-libs=/usr/local/lib --disable-screensaver --disable-startup-notification --disable-gtkspell --disable-gstreamer --disable-vv --disable-idn --disable-meanwhile --disable-avahi --disable-dbus
Is any of this required for MSN? I use AIM but never had a MSN account. If any of the disabled items is needed for MSN support let me know, and I can try a recompile. I disabled these due to errors compiling with the really outdated gcc 2.95 in our PS2-Linux...but I usually could stub-code or work through the errors with some effort. Not like I'm a programmer (I am not), but I can google and re-use answers to similar compile errors. I haven't tried the gcc 3.2 available as beta because I don't want to be wondering whether it is a compiler problem or a source code problem.
PS2 v9 NTSC, PS2 v12 NTSC, PS2 v15 VESA