Re: WinXP - Pidgin 2.5.1 crashing on startup

Martin Štefan ufan at seznam.cz
Wed Sep 17 05:45:10 EDT 2008


> ------------ Původní zpráva ------------
> Od: Daniel Atallah <daniel.atallah at gmail.com>
> Předmět: Re: WinXP - Pidgin 2.5.1 crashing on startup
> Datum: 17.9.2008 00:02:16
> ----------------------------------------
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 4:56 PM, Martin Štefan <ufan at seznam.cz> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> >    I'm having crashes when starting up Pidgin 2.5.1 (currently, but I
> > saw the same issue even when I installed an older version). It displays
> > following message:
> >
> > Gdk-error **: _gdk_visual_init: unsupported BITSPIXEL: 0
> >
> > When I click ok, standard MS Visual C++ Runtime error is displayed
> > informing me that pidgin.exe was terminated. I'm using WinXP SP3 and
> > gtk+ runtime 2.12.8 rev a (the one installed together with the latest
> > pidgin). I tried to re-install it, uninstall and manually clean folders
> > and registry keys and also manually updating the gtk+ version - no
> > success. It seems to me that it's rather GTK+ issue than pidgin, but I
> > have not found any note about it on their (gtk.org) maillist archives.
> 
> You're right about it being a GTK+ issue.
> 
> Which version of Windows is this?
> 
> Is this a "normal" desktop or is it something like a remote Citrix or
> Terminal Services client?
> 
> This issue is related to GTK+ not being able to detect your display
> properties correctly.
> 
> -D
> 
It's normal desktop, no remoting at all. Anyway, thanks for pointing me
to the area of problem. I will check graphic drivers and display setting,
I have not changed them recently, though. If no success even there,
I will post the issue to the gtk+ maillist.

Thanks,
Martim



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