Pidgin IM don't show up

Asked by Joseph J K on 2012-03-13

i am using ubunut 11.10
i have installed pidgin IM and i was able to open up for first time....
after that when i used the system later, i.e. when i start pidgin it will show an icon in launcher... even after clicking on it, it didn't show up i can only see a icon in side launcher thats it..................
please help

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2012-03-14
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2012-03-15

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep pidgin

Thanks

Joseph J K (joseph-eb) said : #2

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
Linux MARS 3.0.0-16-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 12:49:42 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
ii indicator-status-provider-pidgin 0.5.0-0ubuntu1 indicator-messages status provider for pidgin
ii pidgin 1:2.10.0-0ubuntu2 graphical multi-protocol instant messaging client for X
ii pidgin-data 1:2.10.0-0ubuntu2 multi-protocol instant messaging client - data files
ii pidgin-libnotify 0.14-4ubuntu9 display notification bubbles in pidgin

Try:

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

May help

If not then try:

mv ~/.purple ~/.purple_old

Then rerun, you will need to readd your accounts but does it run?

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