Pidgin - Doesnt Open

David Woolley forums at
Sat May 25 06:24:54 EDT 2013

André Restolho wrote:
> Last night pidgin was working properly, but as of this morning it just 
> wont open. I use Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits. How can i solve this?

The best way of finding a solution when something suddenly stops working 
is to try to work out what has changed.

As people often say that Pidgin failed to start, when it actually 
started, but failed to connect to the instant messaging service, you 
need to consider what may have happened in the local network, internet, 
and the instant messaging service, as well as what may have happened on 
your computer.

Especially if there is a possibility of the instant message service 
having changed, make sure that you are using the most recent version of 

If this still doesn't give a clue to the problem, try to collect the 
debugging information identified in   Look over it for 
clues as to what is going wrong.  If you still can't work out what the 
problem is come back to this list with the details that you have found. 
  N.B. this is a public mailing list, so be careful about any sensitive 

With a report that it has just stopped working, there is really not much 
  more anyone can do other than to tell you how to gather more 
information, unless they have hands on access to your system.

Regarding instant message service changes, it is possible that MSN could 
be finally shut down at any time now.

David Woolley
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