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Pidgin Trouble Installed Ubuntu a few months ago, all was great and I'm very happy with it, but out of the blue, when I sign in pidgin gives me trouble. How can I fix this? I really don't want to reinstall is there an update or something similar?

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  • mlinden Oct 31, 2008

    After I start Pidgin and the first message dialog opens, the dialog hangs and I am forced to quit pidgin. I removed all my accounts and tried to reinstall them, but it did not work

  • krishnatreya May 12, 2009

    even after uninstallin and reinstalling pidgin, still wenever i launch the application, after some time of waiting it closes suddenly.
    pls help

  • Josh Anders
    Josh Anders May 11, 2010

    What do you mean by "not working"? Does the program not open? Do you get an error when you try to connect to a chat service?


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Goto into a terminal and type
sudo apt-get remove pidgin
sudo apt-get --purge pidgin
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pidgin

That should completely remove pidgin and re-install it. G'luck!!

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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