[Pidgin] #8458: Can't join chatrooms

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Sun May 10 00:17:05 EDT 2009

#8458: Can't join chatrooms
 Reporter:  SlipNSlide  |        Owner:  MarkDoliner
     Type:  defect      |       Status:  new        
Milestone:              |    Component:  AIM        
  Version:  2.5.4       |   Resolution:             
 Keywords:  chat        |  

Comment(by ticktock):

 I, along with a lot of my friends who use Pidgin, have been having the
 same problem and it's very frustrating. We'll get disconnected from a
 chatroom or have an error where Pidgin will crash and when we try to log
 back into the room nothing happens. If one person remains in the room and
 another person who has this problem tries to restart Pidgin, the person
 still in the room will get the "XXX has left the room" message every time
 the other person exits the program without them ever having been able to
 rejoin the room to begin with.

 When we get this error, we can't join ANY chat rooms - not just the one.
 But we are able to rejoin the same room (or any room) if we log on other
 screen names.

 It happens seemingly randomly, and sometimes it just fixes itself, but we
 don't know why. Restarting the computer/router/modem does nothing.

 This is the only thing that appears in the debug log on an unsuccessful
 attempt (standard login.messaging.aol.com for the server):

 (23:42:53) oscar: Attempting to join chat room chaterror.
 (23:42:53) oscar: chatnav exists, creating room
 (23:42:55) oscar: created room: chaterror 4 0 64 1241926974 2000 39 1 22
 chaterror !aol://2719:10-4-chaterror

 It says it created the room, yet no window pops up and anyone currently in
 the chatroom will not see us join.

 on a successful attempt, we get something like this:

 (00:09:53) oscar: Attempting to join chat room jonsucks.
 (00:09:53) oscar: chatnav exists, creating room
 (00:09:53) gtkappbar: wnd_poschanging
 (00:09:53) gtkappbar: wnd_poschanged
 (00:09:53) gtkappbar: wnd_activate
 (00:09:53) oscar: created room: jonsucks 4 0 64 1241928610 2000 39 1 22
 jonsucks !aol://2719:10-4-jonsucks
 (00:09:53) oscar: Connecting to FLAP server of type
 (00:09:53) oscar: Connecting to chat room !aol://2719:10-4-jonsucks
 exchange 4
 (00:09:53) dnsquery: Performing DNS lookup for
 (00:09:53) dnsquery: IP resolved for
 (00:09:53) proxy: Attempting connection to
 (00:09:53) proxy: Connecting to with no proxy
 (00:09:53) proxy: Connection in progress
 (00:09:54) proxy: Connecting to
 (00:09:54) oscar: connected to FLAP server of type 0x000e
 (00:09:54) oscar: FLAP connection of type 0x000e is now fully connected
 (00:09:54) oscar: inside chat_info_update (maxmsglen = 2000, maxvislen =
 (00:09:55) util: Writing file prefs.xml to directory
 (00:09:55) util: Writing file
 (00:09:56) gtkappbar: wnd_activate

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/8458#comment:4>
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