Pidgin - Doesnt Open
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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
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
https://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/TipsForBugReports 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.
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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