Problem with gmail status

Ethan Blanton elb at
Fri Oct 5 19:21:54 EDT 2007

Francisco M Neto spake unto us the following wisdom:
>      I am experiencing a quite annoying problem with Pidgin and Google
> Talk. I'm not sure if this is a Pidgin or a Google issue, so please
> bear with me if I'm asking this question in the wrong place.

I did not understand the problem.

>      I've been using Gaim/Pidgin with Google Talk for some time now
> and, for some reason, during configuration of my gtalk account on
> different computers, I used different Resource names for the same
> account.
>      What's happenning now is that my status is not being correctly
> reported by gtalk. I have another gtalk account, and I have added
> myself in it. When I hover my buddy icon, I see
> [icon] fmneto at [icon]
> Account: fmneto.lists at
> Status (Talk.XXXXXXX): Away
> Status (HomeXXXXXX): Available
>       What is happening? How can I fix this?

This is the expected behavior -- one of your connected clients is set
to away, and the other is set to available.  What do you perceive as
needing to be "fixed"?


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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