Pidgin crashes during inactivity

Asked by polong on 2010-11-04

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. Pidgin starts up and logs in just fine. Currently I have no plug-ins activated and after a short while (maybe 5 minutes) of inactivity the windows become greyed out and I can't interact with them. Also, the percentage of CPU being used increases from ~10% to about ~60%. I have to force quit Pidgin and restart it. However, if I'm IMing someone actively the program continues to operate without any problems. This began yesterday and I can't discern any changes that I made that might be the reason for this.

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add the pidgin ppa and it will give you a later version which may help

spicypixel (spicypixel) said : #2

I too am suffering this problem even after upgrading to the latest PPA version.

spicypixel (spicypixel) said : #3

I too am suffering this problem even after upgrading to the latest PPA version.

polong (polong) said : #4

Thanks for the feedback, but much like spicypixel said, I do have the latest version.


mv ~/.purple ~/.purple_old

Then rerun the app, you will need to reconfigure the client but it may help

spicypixel (spicypixel) said : #6

Tried this and unfortunately it continued white screening and going unresponsive. Disabled all the plugins and non standard networks and it's still crashing.

Ok then I recommend you rename the old profile back after deleting the current one

spicypixel (spicypixel) said : #8

Disabling the MSN network has delayed any crashing so far - 30mins and counting.

spicypixel (spicypixel) said : #9

Nope just took longer to do it, but since it was random can't tell if it made a change or not. The interfact just goes 100% unresponsive, however I was using the chat window actively, changed window focus for a few seconds and it had crashed in the background.

polong (polong) said : #10

I've tried these options as well. Same results.

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