2.3.1 on Fedora 7, failure to connect to Google Talk

Brian Morrison bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Tue Jan 1 07:10:38 EST 2008


On Mon, 31 Dec 2007 23:55:58 +0000
Brian Morrison <bdm at fenrir.org.uk> wrote:

> Hi all!
> 
> I cannot get Pidgin 2.3.1, running on Fedora 7, to connect to GTalk. I
> can use the Google TalkGadget application OK, and of course sign in to
> Google using the screen name and password I set up my GTalk account
> with. I've tried with Pidgin's XMPP default settings and also tried
> the force old SSL option, but still get the same problem.
> 

OK, false alarm, it's not Pidgin that's at fault. I had managed to set
a screen name when I signed up to GTalk, but didn't realise that it
seems to require you to register for Google Mail as well otherwise the
authentication fails.

Nothing to see here, move along.....

-- 

Brian Morrison

   "Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in the mud;
    after a while you realize you are muddy and the pig is enjoying it."



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