Pidgin stops while starting

Asked by Bartłomiej Wawro on 2012-02-16

My Pidgin won't start. Whenever I try to launch it, it opens contact list window, sometimes it manages to load some contacts (sometimes it even opens chat window with some message which I can't read anyway, because it stops before the chat window is open completely) and then nothing happens. It's just 'hanging'. I have to open system monitor and remove pidgin to close it.
I use Ubuntu 11.10 (current version).
Any ideas?

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Bartłomiej Wawro
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2012-02-17
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2012-02-17

Try:

mv ~/.purple ~/.purple_old

Then rerun, is it ok?

Bartłomiej Wawro (kosimus) said : #2

"mv: nie można wykonać stat na `/home/bartek/.purple': Nie ma takiego pliku ani katalogu"

means:

"mv: can not perform stat on `/home/bartek/.purple': No such file nor directory"

Sorry for rough translation.

Bartłomiej Wawro (kosimus) said : #3

Sorry! It worked.

I just did it twice because I thought that noting happened :p.
Thanks for the solution!

In Linux, if you get no output, the command worked. You don't get an 'OK' after successful commands, its redundant. You ust renamed the old profile so you got a fresh profile which can help.

you can clean up with:

rm -r ~/.purple_old

Bartłomiej Wawro (kosimus) said : #5

Thanks!