Pidgin "Waiting for network connection" when connected

Richard Laager rlaager at
Thu Nov 12 22:43:22 EST 2009

On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 21:35 -0500, Ken Wright wrote:
> I have a dialup connection.  Two days ago Pidgin was working perfectly.
> Today I get "Waiting for network connection" even when I'm connected to
> my ISP.

Assuming that Network Manager still doesn't handle dial-up connections,
it's probably related to that. Try running pidgin with the "-f" flag. To
do that, open a terminal and run: pidgin -f

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