Pidgin Crashes

Sam Hawkin gvrtest at
Thu May 14 06:09:18 EDT 2009

Hi Ka-Hing Cheung,
Thanks for your reply.

Actually I have send you the debug message which were generated from the
different shell, but I have generated the debug message from the same shell
where I have started the pidgin.

below is the log.

[root at srv1 logs]# gdb pidgin GNU gdb Fedora (6.8-27.el5) Copyright (C) 2008
Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <> This is free software: you are free to
change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by
law. Type "show copying" and "show warranty" for details. This GDB was
configured as "i386-redhat-linux-gnu"... (gdb) handle SIGPIPE nostop noprint
Signal Stop Print Pass to program Description SIGPIPE No No Yes Broken pipe
(gdb) run Starting program: /usr/local/bin/pidgin [Thread debugging using
libthread_db enabled] [New Thread 0xb7ef26d0 (LWP 14795)] Program exited
normally. (gdb) bt full No stack. (gdb)

Any help is highly appreciated.


On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Ka-Hing Cheung <khc at> wrote:

> On Thu, 2009-05-14 at 12:07 +0530, Sam Hawkin wrote:
> >
> >    (pidgin:31075): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_display_get_name: assertion
> >    `GDK_IS_DISPLAY (display)' failed
> >    Pidgin 2.5.4
> >
> >
> >    ** (pidgin:31075): WARNING **: cannot open display: unset
> >
> >
> >    Program exited with code 01.
> >    (gdb)
> Before you blast any more identical copies of your emails, please at
> least look at what you sent yourself.
> Thank you for conserving bytes.
> -khc
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