Crashes on windows logging into facebook

Ethan Blanton elb at
Mon Oct 20 09:16:06 EDT 2008

boardtc spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I run pidgin 2.5.1 on windows with the latest facebook plugin. Running with
> -debug when it tried to login to facebook it says - facebook: couldn't find
> channel and it crashes.It was happening sporadically withn being connected
> to facebook in between, but tonight, it's crashed straight away on login 5+
> times in a row.

We are aware that the third-party facebook plugin is buggy and broken,
and in fact recommend that people not use it.  We did not write it,
and do not support it.  Our best suggestion is that you uninstall it.


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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