Pidgin 2.7.3 and KDE4 - something wrong?

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Mon Mar 14 13:41:31 EDT 2011

On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 12:39, Andersen, Jan <jandersen at> wrote:
> Thanks for your very quick answer - but I am not quite sure what it means :-) And more important, how do I fix it? I think I have seen this "network manager" mentioned in passing, but I didn't pay much attention.
> /jan

NetworkManager ( is an
optional dependency of Pidgin that (among other things) can be used to
detect whether or not you have network connections.

Under some conditions, it will not be able to detect if you have a
connection, in which case, you should either fix the configuration so
that NM correctly detects your connections or remove NM so it doesn't
misreport your connections.  How to do either of these things will
depend on your OS.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: daniel.atallah at on behalf of Daniel Atallah
> Sent: Mon 14/03/2011 16:30
> To: Andersen, Jan
> Cc: support at
> Subject: Re: Pidgin 2.7.3 and KDE4 - something wrong?
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 12:27, Andersen, Jan <jandersen at> wrote:
>> I'm not quite sure what is going on here, but I hope somebody out there can help. I have just installed Debian 6 and the version of Pidgin that comes with it (2.7.3). The first time I started it up, I added my two MSN accounts and chatted happily for a while. After having rebooted the machine, however, I find it simply doesn't connect any more - it just hangs there, waiting for network connection. Is this a known problem? I assume this isn't Pidgin that has an error, but where do I start in order to debug this?
> The problem is that networkmanager is reporting that you don't have
> any connections, so Pidgin doesn't try to connect.
> -D

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