Pidgin won't start (completely)

Luke Schierer lschiere at pidgin.im
Fri Sep 21 10:31:41 EDT 2007


On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 03:18:01PM +0200, Christian Baer wrote:
> 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.
> 

Please attach gdb to the process (use ps to get the pid, then run "gdb
pidgin <pid>") and get a backtrace. 

luke



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