Pidgin, Gmail/Google Talk

Etan Reisner deryni at
Mon Mar 28 18:04:41 EDT 2011

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 10:43:14PM +0100, John Wall wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to get my Pidgin 2.7.11 to work with my Gmail/Google Talk
> account on a Windows 7 computer. It was working previously on my computer,
> but all the sudden it stopped working. I keep getting a message saying
> "Unable to connect". I've checked my username and password several times,
> but it still does not work. Does anyone have any suggestions?
> -John

Have you read the FAQ? There is at least one (and possibly two, I'd have
to double check to be sure) entries about sudden (and not-so-sudden) loses
of connectivity for Google Talk.

They include debug window output to look for, commands to run to verify
the problem they discuss, and workarounds if correct solutions cannot be


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