Pidgin and Jabber

Matthias Apitz guru at
Wed Aug 29 14:41:42 EDT 2012

El día Wednesday, August 29, 2012 a las 01:29:54PM -0500, John A. Wallace escribió:

> Yes, it was a account. However, now I seem to have another
> problem with Pidgin although I tried completely uninstalling it and
> reinstalling to try fixing it without success. When Pidgin starts, a little
> icon appears in the notification area of my Windows Taskbar. When I
> right-click it to open the program for making configuration changes, nothing
> happens. I right-click and no menu appears allowing me to open the program.
> If I left-click or right click the icon, nothing happens. I cannot seem to
> get to the Pidgin account setup dialogue window any longer. As I said, I
> uninstalled and reinstalled the program, but nothing changed. I am running
> 64-bit Windows 7.

I will never understand how people can think to solve a problem a
software has by uninstalling and reinstalling the piece of software en
cuestion. But anyway.

Try starting pidgin from a command line (also called DOS prompt) and
with debugging enabled (don't know how to enable this in Win, but
there is for sure a way to do). And watch what it is saying. In a normal
(read: in a UNIX) system it would be

$ pidgin --debug


Matthias Apitz
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UNIX since V7 on PDP-11, UNIX on mainframe since ESER 1055 (IBM /370)
UNIX on x86 since SVR4.2 UnixWare 2.1.2, FreeBSD since 2.2.5

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