Konversation freenode Version-request hangs
When trying to access #kubuntu on irc.freenode.net, the system hangs up. In the log-in, the screen goes through the message of the day, and then concludes with (cut & pasted):
[19:28] [MOTD] End of message of the day
[19:28] [Notice] -NickServ- This nickname is owned by someone else
[19:28] [Notice] -NickServ- If this is your nickname, type /msg NickServ IDENTIFY <password>
[19:28] [Notice] -NickServ- Password accepted - you are now recognized
[19:28] [CTCP] Received Version request from freenode-connect.
After that, nothing . . . .
I used IRC a couple of days ago, but may've changed something when setting configurations, but can't see anything that looks pertinent. I don't think I've done aught else; my kids were playing with Kopete, but that shouldn't have an effect.
During troubleshooting I've done a purge and reinstall of Konversation:
sudo aptitude purge konversation
sudo aptitude intall konversation
Thanks muchly in advance. Have a great 2007!