release Messenger client 1.0.1-20040426 running on SuSe Pro 9.0 with
Ximian XD2 fully patched

try to log into Messenger and get a message:
"Please enter a valid user ID and password"

backend is Messenger SP1 on NW 6 sp4 with eDir 8.7.1

Windows client works ok, public beta of Linux Messenger client worked fine
on same desktop

anyone got any suggestions?