AIM and ICQ accounts are not connecting to pidgin

Mark Doliner mark at
Thu Aug 20 13:06:20 EDT 2009

On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 9:42 AM, John Avi<john.avi.1982 at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am trying to add the aim and icq accounts to pidgin-2.6.1  installed in
> the linux server.
> but we are unable to connect, where as when we try to connect to the yahoo
> or gmail server
> they are connecting fine.
> I have checked the dbus-monitor, for aim and icq it was saying that
> "Authentication failed"
> I am attaching the log of the dbus-monitor for both aim and icq.
> For connecting to icq and aim we are using command line mode as it is in the
> linux server.
> We are using /usr/local/bin/purple-send to connect.
> some thing like
> /usr/local/bin/purple-send PurpleAccountNew string:username string:prpl-aim
> ..
> /usr/local/bin/purple-send PurpleAccountNew string:username string:prpl-icq
> ..
> can any one suggest us what might be the problem and possible solution to
> it.
> Any help on this is highly appreciated.

Hmm, "Authentication Failed" is really just the class of the
connection error.  There should be a more detailed error message
somewhere that describes the problem in more detail.  It Pidgin it
would be displayed at the bottom of the buddy list.


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