pidgin connection when online

Asked by ray30 on 2011-03-28

I am using k10.10mm and pidgin 2.73, was working the other day alright, but now wont even connect as waiting, but cant
cant even configure manually. how do I get to connect? my k10.10 is a testing o/s, so when I get it fully operational
I will use with my dual boot xp pro

ray

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2011-09-16
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2011-09-16
Last reply:
2011-09-16

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get -y upgrade

Will give you a later version, may help

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #2

did not seem to make a difference, someone was saying I ned to configure my NM to accept
the dialup?

ray

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #3

I have been told that -f preference should be included so nm will recognize the dial up, but where do I find it?

ray

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ray30 (rayburke30) said : #5

I am still having the same problems as first mentioned as unable to connect, pidgin is waiting connection?
can any one help

ray

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #6

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #7

I am still having the same problems as first mentioned as unable to connect, pidgin is waiting connection?
can any one help

ray

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #8

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #9

I am still having the same problems as first mentioned as unable to connect, pidgin is waiting connection?
can any one help

ray

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #10

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #11

I am still having the same problems as first mentioned as unable to connect, pidgin is waiting connection?
can any one help

ray

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #12

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #13

I am still having the same problems as first mentioned as unable to connect, pidgin is waiting connection?
can any one help

ray

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #14

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #15

I am still having the same problems as first mentioned as unable to connect, pidgin is waiting connection?
can any one help

ray

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #16

I am still having the same problems as first mentioned as unable to connect, pidgin is waiting connection?

can any one help
ray

> To: <email address hidden>
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> Subject: Re: [Question #150815]: pidgin connection when online
> Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2011 09:26:32 +0000
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> Your question #150815 on pidgin in Ubuntu changed:
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ray30 (rayburke30) said : #18

I am still having the same problems as first mentioned as unable to connect, pidgin is waiting connection?can any one help
ray
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> Subject: Re: [Question #150815]: pidgin connection when online
> Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 09:21:57 +0000
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ray30 (rayburke30) said : #20

I am still having the same problems as first mentioned as unable to connect, pidgin is waiting connection?can any one help
ray

Do you use a proxy?

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #22

actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666),

NO, just dialup thru ripper

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ray30 (rayburke30) said : #24

andrew-woodhead666,

I am still having the same problems as first mentioned as unable to connect, pidgin is waiting connection?can any one help

answer to the question is
NO, just dialup thru ripper

ray

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #25

andrew-woodhead666,

I am still having the same problems as first mentioned as unable to connect, pidgin is waiting connection?can any one help
answer to the question is

NO, just dialup thru ripper

ray

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> Subject: Re: [Question #150815]: pidgin connection when online
> Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:06:48 +0000
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/150815
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ray30 (rayburke30) said : #27

andrew-woodhead666,
I am still having the same problems as first mentioned as unable to connect, pidgin is waiting connection?can any one help
answer to the question isNO, just dialup thru ripper
ray

> To: <email address hidden>
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> Subject: Re: [Question #150815]: pidgin connection when online
> Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 09:15:52 +0000
>
> Your question #150815 on pidgin in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/150815
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Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; apt-cache policy pidgin

Thanks

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #29

 actionparsnip requested more information:
> Can you give the output of:
>
> lsb_release -a; apt-cache policy pidgin

rayburke@rayburke-desktop:~$ lsb_release -a; apt-cache policy pidgin
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10
Codename: maverick
pidgin:
 Installed: 1:2.9.0-1ubuntu0+pidgin2.10.10
 Candidate: 1:2.9.0-1ubuntu0+pidgin2.10.10
 Version table:
 *** 1:2.9.0-1ubuntu0+pidgin2.10.10 0
       500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu/
maverick/main i386 Packages
       100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    1:2.7.3-1ubuntu3.2 0
       500 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/main
i386 Packages
    1:2.7.3-1ubuntu3.1 0
       500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/main
i386 Packages
    1:2.7.3-1ubuntu3 0
       500 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages
rayburke@rayburke-desktop:~$

ray

Try closing pidgin then running:

mv ~/.purple ~/.purple_old

Then rerun the app and make a new profile, see if it is the same

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #31

 actionparsnip,

do you mean close completely down from task launch bar, and do the
command thru sudo?, then restart thru the k menu?
as I just closed pidgin and then issued "mv ~/.purple ~/.purple_old" and
click on the icon to start from the task bar but still nothing?

ray

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #150815]: pidgin connection when online
> Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:20:43 +0000
>
> Your question #150815 on pidgin in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/150815
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Try closing pidgin then running:
>
> mv ~/.purple ~/.purple_old
>
> Then rerun the app and make a new profile, see if it is the same
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
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ray30 (rayburke30) said : #32

From: <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Subject: RE: [Question #150815]: pidgin connection when online
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 07:40:30 +1000

 actionparsnip,

do you mean close completely down from task launch bar, and do the
command thru sudo?, then restart thru the k menu?
as I just closed pidgin and then issued "mv ~/.purple ~/.purple_old" and
click on the icon to start from the task bar but still nothing?

ray
PS can you send back response via my gmail address at
<email address hidden>

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #150815]: pidgin connection when online
> Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:20:43 +0000
>
> Your question #150815 on pidgin in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/150815
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Try closing pidgin then running:
>
> mv ~/.purple ~/.purple_old
>
> Then rerun the app and make a new profile, see if it is the same
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/150815/+confirm?answer_id=29
>
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I never mentioned sudo.....

Just make sure pidgin is not running, then rename the file.

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #34

 actionparsnip,
what you mean rename the file? as I have done without the sudoand when I actioned pidgin after re-enter the email address it came up?
ray

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #150815]: pidgin connection when online
> Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 22:05:53 +0000
>
> Your question #150815 on pidgin in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/150815
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> I never mentioned sudo.....
>
> Just make sure pidgin is not running, then rename the file.
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
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The command I gave renames the folder. ~/.purple holds the pidgin config (handy for backups)

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #36

actionparsnip,
what you mean rename the file?
ray
> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #150815]: pidgin connection when online
> Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 22:25:42 +0000
>
> Your question #150815 on pidgin in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/150815
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
>
> actionparsnip,
> what you mean rename the file? as I have done without the sudoand when I actioned pidgin after re-enter the email address it came up?
> ray
>
> > To: <email address hidden>
> > From: <email address hidden>
> > Subject: Re: [Question #150815]: pidgin connection when online
> > Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 22:05:53 +0000
> >
> > Your question #150815 on pidgin in Ubuntu changed:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/150815
> >
> > Status: Open => Answered
> >
> > actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> > I never mentioned sudo.....
> >
> > Just make sure pidgin is not running, then rename the file.
> >
> > --
> > If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> > know that it is solved:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/150815/+confirm?answer_id=32
> >
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mv ~/.purple ~/.purple_old

renameas the folder. I can't put it any simpler

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #38

 actionparsnip,
I am sorry I misunderstood I thought you were saying that I have to rename the file,not that the command renames the folder!, it seems to be working, but I am not using any
other application at the moment, and when there is a email, I click onto the tab and
it auto loads thru Google chrome to log into my hotmail account!, so thanks
ray
> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #150815]: pidgin connection when online
> Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 22:45:49 +0000
>
> Your question #150815 on pidgin in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/150815
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> mv ~/.purple ~/.purple_old
>
> renameas the folder. I can't put it any simpler
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/150815/+confirm?answer_id=36
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oh, if all is well then please mark as solved :)

ray30 (rayburke30) said : #40

 actionparsnip,
I am unable to get into the website to mark as solved?
ray

> To: <email address hidden>
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> Subject: Re: [Question #150815]: pidgin connection when online
> Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 23:15:43 +0000
>
> Your question #150815 on pidgin in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/150815
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> oh, if all is well then please mark as solved :)
>
> --
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ray30 (rayburke30) said : #41

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.