Pidgin won't start (completely)

Christian Baer christian.baer at uni-dortmund.de
Fri Sep 21 09:18:01 EDT 2007


On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 08:29 -0400, Luke Schierer wrote:

Greetings, Programs! :-)
 
> > > Sounds like it is starting fine, and is minimized into the system 
> > > tray/notification area/whatever KDE calls it (dock, maybe?).
> > 
> > You had me going there for a moment, because I thought I had actually been
> > to blind to see that. And even though it wouldn't have been good for my
> > ego, a "user to dumb error" that solves the problem is fine with me. :-)
> > 
> > In this case, unfortunately, no...
> > 
> 
> Try moving (do not delete) your ~/.purple/prefs.xml out of the way, does
> this still happen?

This was a new insallation of Pidgin, so there is no prefs.xml (yet). It
seems as if purple didn't get that far.
There is this path (which I didn't create):
~/.purple/certificates/x509/tls_peers/
There are no files in any of these folders.

I got a hint from someone in a newsgroup (I thought this might also be a
FreeBSD issue), that nat-pmp could be the problem, as I am not aware of
anyone other than Apple having a working implementation of this. So I used
kdump(1) to find out what is going on. I don't want to post the whole file
here (it is rather long). But a few things I did notice...

 90378 dbus-daemon RET   read 144/0x90
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  read(0xb,0x2a1000,0x800)
 90378 dbus-daemon RET   read -1 errno 35 Resource temporarily unavailable
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  gettimeofday(0x7fdffffe240,0)
 90378 dbus-daemon RET   gettimeofday 0
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  poll(0x7fdffffe540,0x3,0)
 90378 dbus-daemon RET   poll 0
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  poll(0x282000,0x3,0)
 90378 dbus-daemon RET   poll 0
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  poll(0x282000,0x4,0xffffffffffffffff)
 90373 pidgin   CALL  setitimer(0x2,0x7fdffffd0d0,0)
 90373 pidgin   RET   setitimer 0
 90373 pidgin   CALL  close(0x3)
 90373 pidgin   RET   close 0
 90373 pidgin   CALL  close(0x4)
 90373 pidgin   RET   close 0
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0,0x3,0)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 6
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0,0x4,0x2)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 0
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0x1,0x3,0)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 2
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0x1,0x4,0x2)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 0
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0x2,0x3,0)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 2
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0x2,0x4,0x2)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 0
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0x6,0x3,0)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 6
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0x6,0x4,0x2)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 0
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0x7,0x3,0)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 6
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0x7,0x4,0x2)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 0
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0x8,0x3,0)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 6
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0x8,0x4,0x2)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 0
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0xa,0x3,0)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 6
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0xa,0x4,0x2)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 0
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0xb,0x3,0)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 4
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0xb,0x4,0)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 0
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0xc,0x3,0)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 6
 90373 pidgin   CALL  fcntl(0xc,0x4,0x2)
 90373 pidgin   RET   fcntl 0
 90373 pidgin   CALL  exit(0)
 90378 dbus-daemon RET   poll 1
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  gettimeofday(0x405d73a8,0)
 90378 dbus-daemon RET   gettimeofday 0
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  gettimeofday(0x7fdffffe240,0)
 90378 dbus-daemon RET   gettimeofday 0
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  read(0xb,0x2a1000,0x800)
 90378 dbus-daemon GIO   fd 11 read 0 bytes
       ""
 90378 dbus-daemon RET   read 0
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  fstat(0xb,0x7fdffffda30)
 90378 dbus-daemon RET   fstat 0
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  close(0xb)
 90378 dbus-daemon RET   close 0
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  gettimeofday(0x7fdffffe240,0)
 90378 dbus-daemon RET   gettimeofday 0
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  poll(0x7fdffffe540,0x2,0)
 90378 dbus-daemon RET   poll 0
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  poll(0x282000,0x2,0)
 90378 dbus-daemon RET   poll 0
 90378 dbus-daemon CALL  poll(0x282000,0x3,0xffffffffffffffff)

I have a typical problem in the sense of "I know what it says, but I don't
know what it means." especially since I don't know what all those numbers
mean off by heart.

Maybe that helps. If you need it, I can supply the whole file, but not on
the list as it is about 280K big.

Regards
Chris


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