pidgin disconnects, finch stable

thufir hawat.thufir at
Wed Sep 4 02:45:12 EDT 2013

On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:06:42 -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote:

> thufir spake unto us the following wisdom:
>> I've switched over to finch because it stays connected.  I'm on wifi,
>> so sometimes there be connection problems.  In a totally anecdotal way,
>> it seems as though pidgin is unstable in this regard.
>> I've not noticed a problem with finch at all.  Why would that be?
> Try running pidgin as pidgin -f and see if the problem goes away.  It
> may be getting unfortunate notifications from Network Manager that finch
> does not ask for.
> Ethan

Ok, based on one hour of using pidgin, I think that does the trick.  I'm 
on Ubuntu 12.04, it's using the unity interface.  any pointers on how to 
make that setting permanent, so the icon will do that?  If not, that's ok. 
just wanted to say that this *seems* to be a solution, so far :)


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