Sound Problem on Pidgin

Greg Miller r11rtrdr at
Fri Feb 20 17:05:15 EST 2009

I'm having a problem on version 2.5.4.  I have it running on Widows XP 
and also Ubuntu Intrepid ver. 8.10.  I have the same problem on both 
systems.  I installed Pidgin.  The Default Sounds worked OK at first.  I 
attempted to change the sounds for Buddy Logs In, Buddy Logs Out, 
Message Sent and Message Received.  I attempted to change them to the 
same sounds used by AOL IM, since I used that application for years 
before switching to Pidgin.

After I changed the sounds they work fine in Preview, but not when a 
buddy logs on or off or a message is sent or received. I tried to 
restore the sounds to Default but still the same result.  Preview works 
but the actual event doesn't.  When I send a message the Enable Sounds 
is checked in the Options Menu of the Conversation Window.

On my Windows system the sounds work OK on 2 user accounts that the 
sounds were never changed from Default.  On Ubuntu it seems that 
changing one account bolixxed both.

On the Windows system I uninstalled the application and reinstalled it 
but no help.  Uninstalling it must not remove an .ini file or something 
because as soon as I reinstalled it and started Pidgin it came up and 
knew about the accounts I had on it before I removed it.

I've checked and Mute Sounds is not checked and Enable Sounds is set to 

Any help would be much appreciated.

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