Sound Problem on Pidgin
r11rtrdr at yahoo.com
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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