Unable to connect to skype accounts through pidgin

Adam adam.kumar1983 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 11:09:46 EDT 2009

Hi All,

I am trying to add skype accounts to pidgin 2.5.8 installed in the linux
server through command line mode.
but we are unable to connect.

I have started the skype in the linux server using the below commands.

Xvfb :2 -screen 0 800x600x24&
export DISPLAY=:2
echo username password | skype --pipelogin &

I could see my skype got logged in, from another skype account.

Now I am trying to add the skype to pidgin I followed the below commands.

/usr/local/bin/purple-send PurpleAccountNew string:username

/usr/local/bin/purple-send PurpleAccountSetUsername int32:716
/usr/local/bin/purple-send PurpleAccountSetPassword int32:716
/usr/local/bin/purple-send PurpleAccountsAdd int32:716
/usr/local/bin/purple-send PurpleAccountSetEnabled int32:716 string:gtk-gaim
/usr/local/bin/purple-send PurpleAccountRegister int32:716

I have checked the dbus-monitor, for skype it was saying ConnectionError
"Could not connect to Skype process. Skype not running?"

I am attaching the log of the dbus-monitor for both yahoo and icq.

can any one suggest us what might be the problem and possible solution to

Any help on this is highly appreciated.

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