Pidgin won't start (completely)

Luke Schierer lschiere at
Fri Sep 21 08:29:12 EDT 2007

On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 01:58:41PM +0200, Christian Baer wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 22:32 -0400, Nathan Walp wrote:
> Hi there!
> And thank you for you post!
> >> After a while [ a few hours :-) ] the computer was done.
> >> Starting Pidgin from KDE resulted in it being shown in the task bar at the
> >> bottom for about 20 seconds and after that it just disappears. It could
> >> however still be found with "ps ax". So I decided to start it from the
> >> console. It started and kept running, just no window ever appeared for it.
> >> ctrl-c did terminate it.
> > 
> > Sounds like it is starting fine, and is minimized into the system 
> > tray/notification area/whatever KDE calls it (dock, maybe?).
> You had me going there for a moment, because I thought I had actually been
> to blind to see that. And even though it wouldn't have been good for my
> ego, a "user to dumb error" that solves the problem is fine with me. :-)
> In this case, unfortunately, no...

Try moving (do not delete) your ~/.purple/prefs.xml out of the way, does
this still happen?

If not, please send us the buggy prefs.xml


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