Sorry I can't answer you. However, I have a problem with ebuddy myself and I thought I'd post in here rather than start a new thread.
I just installed it and while I was installing it I got to the wavy screen and then the screen went black with absolutely nothing happening for ages. I've just done a battery pull and when it boots up I'm going to remove it until I've figured out the problem. I'm looking for a good client for MSN.