Questions tagged [pidgin]

An open-source instant messaging software that supports a variety of protocols.

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How to “put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list”?

machine: Toshiba MK1646GSX, intel atom CPU@1.60Ghz, 2048Mb. 32bit. OS: LINUX LITE 3.8 i was trying to install the PIDGIN dependencies: ~> sudo apt-get build-dep pidgin and then i got this ...
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Mint 19 - Pidgin IM Purple plugin - Error while configuring: No package 'json-glib-1.0' found

System: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon 64-bit, based on Ubuntu 18.04. Pidgin: Built from source, version 2.13.0. Purple Facebook: I'd like to build it from source, version 0.9.5. But I get missing package ...
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Mint 19 - Pidgin IM - Error while launching: libpurple.so.0: cannot open shared object file

System: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon 64-bit, based on Ubuntu 18.04. Pidgin: Built from source, version 2.13.0. Pidgin would not launch from the GUI, so I tried it from terminal if I can see any error and ...
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Installing apt-get on redhat

Is it possible to install apt-get on redhat? I'm under the impression that you can't, but I just wanted to be sure. If it is possible, life would be MUCH easier when installing various programs, ...
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Lync2013 + Pidgin Error:Web ticket request

I am running pidgin + sipe plugin.Below the settings Server:blank Connection type:auto User Agent:UCCAPI/15.0.4420.1017 OC/15.0.4420.1017 A uthentication scheme: TLS-DSK When I enable the account ...
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Import gmail certificate in Pidgin

There is a bug with Pidgin, where the certificate for gmail.com cannot be validated. The problem is discussed here and there is also a solution: openssl s_client -showcerts -servername gmail.com -...
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Pidgin-Latex has an “Error while reading the generated image!”

I had no errors installing pidgin-latex via apt-get and pidgin runs fine before and after. The plugin is activated. The only problem I have is that (almost) every time a Latex message should be shown, ...
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How to install Skype plugin into Pidgin on Linux

Objective: Install Skype plugin into Pidgin communication program on Linux. Prerequisite: Having installed the latest version of Pidgin.
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Handshake failed in Pidgin

I am trying to connect to our in-house XMPP server using piding in Arch Linux, but I always get SSL Handshake Failed error in Pidgin. These are the error lines I get when running pidgin -d: (10:52:...
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How to compile and install Pidgin client and add Google Talk (~ Hangouts) into it on Linux?

How does one compile and install Pidgin client and add Google Talk (~ Hangouts) into it on Linux? Not only it is possible, but with relatively high security.
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Is there a Facebook IM client for Mint (or Ubuntu)?

A few years ago pidgin worked fine, but now I can't find one IM client that connects on Facebook.
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Debian Farstream dependencies

I am having trouble getting pidgin to build from source. Running the ./autogen.sh I fail on not finding FARSTREAM but I have that package installed. blubee@naibed:~/Development/pidgin-main$ sudo ...
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How to import OTR key into Pidgin?

How can I import an existing OTR key (i.e. from another Pidgin instance) into Pidgin (here version 2.10.9) with installed pidgin-otr plugin? I tried just copying ~/.purple/otr.private_key and ~/....
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Why do Pidgin sounds change the volume of music for their duration?

I am running Debian 8 (Jessie). Pretty plain install except I'm running AwesomeWM, no desktop environment, and Gnome is pretty much nowhere to be seen. PulseAudio is setup with defaults. I use Pidgin ...
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IRC chat on pidgin

How do I use IRC chat on pidgin? I acquired the Server : irc://irc.freenode.net:6667 and I don't know what to fill in the username? How do I get a username and password? After searching for 30 mins ...
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How to unhide Titlebar and Frame of Pidgin or any application in linux mint?

I played with the application settings of Pidgin and now Pidgin doesn't have any titlebar and frame. I did this with "Right Click on the title bar>More Actions>Special Application Settings>Appearance &...
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Low(?) entropy available on Arch Linux?

I just had some problems to get Pidgin with OTR running, because Pidgin hung on every attempt to generate my private key. This rather old blog post pointed me into the right direction (or rather "...
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What Pidgin protocol should I choose for gmail?

I want to open a Pidgin account. My OS is Scientific Linux 6 just in case that's an issue. I clicked on 'Add' and the first thing to select is Protocol. The contents of the list are: AIM,Bonjour,...
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pidgin-blinklight not working with thinkpad_acpi (T430)

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 on my ThinkPad T430 and want to use the pidgin-blinklight plugin. The plugin says it needs ibm-acpi, but that's depricated as far as I can tell, and thinkpad_acpi is loaded by ...
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Pidgin won't connect to MSN, claims “Invalid response”

I'm using Pidgin on Debian Wheezy, Debian's package version 2.10.6-3. A few days ago I started getting sign-in errors on MSN; specifically, Pidgin complains about Windows Live ID authentication:...
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Pidgin & Lync - Some buddies are not recognized

I'm running RHEL 6 and using Pidgin to connect to the corporate Lync server. Overall it works quite well. My problem is that, apparently randomly, some of my 'buddies' are not properly looked up ...
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Line spacing in chat using pidgin

I started using pidgin again and I cannot find the option to configure line spacing in chat. the default appears to be 1.5 lines between messages. How can I change that? Or is it another "feature" ...
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Pidgin replace my symlinks

If I move the settins.xml (or any other file) from the .purple folder into another place and create a symlink to this file instead, it gets replaced by regular files after a restart of pidgin. I want ...
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sipe (plugin pidgin-gaim) unable to find libpurple headers

I downloaded : pidgin 2.10.6 and sipe 1.14.1 from sourceforge. I install pidgin with the following command in the folder of pidgin (2.10.6): ./configure --prefix=/home/tony/soft/pidgin_sipe --...
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Pidgin will not disable the notifications

I'm using Pidgin 2.10.0-1.fc14 and libpurple 2.10.0. I have completely disabled all the notifications from Plugins: Libnotify Popups and Message Notifications. The problem is it still notifies every ...
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Make GAIM (Pidgin) wait longer before starting new logfile for idle chat?

If I'm chatting w/ someone via GAIM, and the chat idles for a certain amount of time, GAIM creates a new logfile when the chat resumes. Example from /home/barrycarter/.gaim/logs/jabber/carter.barry@...
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How do I launch Pidgin when I click on an irc:// link?

Is there a way that when you click an IRC url (such as irc://##linux) that it will open Pidgin? I believe it has something to do with gconf-editor, but I do not know the terminal command to start an ...
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How to have a secure Pidgin install?

I just installed Pidgin and read about how the passwords are stored in plain text. How do I go about securing stuff up so that my conversations are secure? I read that giving a 400 permission to ...
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Is Pidgin integrated with Gnome Shell?

Does Pidgin integrate well with Gnome Shell, compared to Empathy? I'm using Linux Mint 12 right now. Would I be better off installing Empathy?
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Can I use GAIM (Pidgin) to telnet (for MOOs, MUSHes, MUDs, etc) like TF?

GAIM supports many protocols, but I couldn't find a way to create a 'telnet' account, so that I can finally stop using TinyFugue to play MUDs/etc. How do I create a telnet "account" with GAIM? Do ...
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Can't get DBUS data for automatic statuschange of pidgin

I'm using a script based on the work posted here: Update pidgin status using cron I'm trying to make a wicd script that automaticly disconnects before Wifi-disconnect and reconnects on Wifi-reconnect....
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Is MSN chat encrypted or not? If not how can I make it encrypted?

How can I force pidgin to use only encrypted connections when using MSN chat? I'm on Ubuntu 10.04