Help Getting Connected

Derek D derek at culturemush.com
Tue Mar 17 20:14:56 EDT 2009


Well the main problems are Pidgin and Digby. The other were custom apps
created back in 2000, so it was only a matter of time before the crapped
out. I am assuming our problems are related. If you find a solution, can you
please let me know?
Thanks!
-Derek

a a-11 wrote:
> 
> Ah, well if you're having other issues then perhaps they're all related. 
> Unfortunately for me, Pidgin is the only program to have had any issues in
> the 1 year I've had my OS installed.  Good luck with your format, I'll
> keep hoping someone knows the reason behind my problem.
> 
> Thanks,
> Evan
> 
> --- On Tue, 3/17/09, Derek D <derek at culturemush.com> wrote:
> From: Derek D <derek at culturemush.com>
> Subject: Re: Help Getting Connected
> To: support at pidgin.im
> Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 11:21 AM
> 
> Hi Evan,
> I noticed the same thing and have not been able to find the settings. Even
> after a full uninstall and all that jazz. I was assuming it was in the
> registry as well. Being as I am using a fairly new laptop (2 weeks old), I
> have noticed a few other programs not working (and they happen to need to
> connect to the internet internally as well)
> 
> I'm to the point where I'm ready to do reformat. :(
>  
> 
> a a-11 wrote:
>> 
>> Hey Derek,
>> I'm running Windows XP SP2 32 bit version, so I don't think
> it's the OS. 
>> I too have no issues with my desktop other than the (lack of) Pidgin
>> connectivity.  All other online applications are working without any
>> issues.
>> 
>> I would like to do a fresh install, but I noticed that even if you
>> uninstall Pidgin, it saves certain information such as account info. 
>> Where are these settings saved exactly?  I'm assuming it's the
> registry.
>> 
>> I'm still hoping to get some direction on troubleshooting the
> connectivity
>> issues if at all possible.
>> Thanks,
>> Evan
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --- On Tue, 3/17/09, Derek D <derek at culturemush.com> wrote:
>> From: Derek D <derek at culturemush.com>
>> Subject: Re: Help Getting Connected
>> To: support at pidgin.im
>> Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 10:30 AM
>> 
>> I have this same issue. I have checked all connections, reinstalled my
>> network adapter, unplugged the hardwired PC and my other wireless desktop
>> from my router so that the laptop I'm using isn't fighting for an
> IP
>> address, I disabled my firewall and I tried other suggested ports...No
>> luck.
>> 
>> Like you, I tried on my other 2 computers and they installed, opened and
>> connected fine. Digsby game me the same error. By any chance, are you on
>> Vista 64? I think this may have something to do with it, but then again a
>> friend of mine is running 64 and she connected to Pidgin without a
>> problem.
>> 
>> I have a thread here too on this topic, but nobody was able to help.
>> Also,
>> I'd like to note that 2.4 was working fine on here and it was ONLY
> 2.5.5
>> that has this error. However, I need ICQ working, so going back to the
>> older
>> version is not an option. 
>> 
>> Any help would be appreciated and if you get any assistance to make this
>> work, can you please let me know what you did?
>> 
>> Thanks and good luck!
>> 
>> a a-11 wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi all,
>>> I just tried Pidgin out for the first time on my work computer and
>>> enjoyed
>>> it enough to convert from Trillian for my personal desktop.
>>> 
>>> When installing on my desktop, I got an error message that roughly
>>> stated,
>>> "Unable to connect to server" when trying to install the
> English
>> aspell
>>> feature.  After clicking "retry" several times, I finally
>> decided to just
>>> skip that feature by clicking "cancel".
>>> 
>>> Pidgin finished installing, began running, and asked for my account
>>> details.  I setup AIM, Yahoo and MSN, but surprisingly all 3 of them
>> could
>>> not connect.
>>> 
>>> Please note that there were no other programs running besides
> Pidgin. 
>>> Also, there was no firewall (windows or otherwise) running either.  I
>>> tried running it both behind my router as well as directly connected
> to
>>> my
>>> cable modem.
>>> 
>>> After failing with all the configurations above, I booted up my work
>>> laptop and successfully connected with Pidgin immediately.  For
> whatever
>>> reason, only my desktop is affected.
>>> 
>>> I tried reinstalling Pidgin about 10 times, each with the same aspell
>>> connection issue during install, as well as the account sign in issues
>>> when running Pidgin.  I installed the GTK version Pidgin came with,
> so I
>>> don't believe that's a potential pitfall.
>>> 
>>> Any help is much appreciated.  I searched for information on this
> issue
>>> without any success.
>>> 
>>> Windows XP, SP2.
>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> Evan
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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