pidgin in kde4

Jeff canuck_ae at
Wed Jan 9 14:17:34 EST 2008

pidgin from command line give this output:

The program 'pidgin' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'.
  (Details: serial 381 error_code 8 request_code 2 minor_code 0)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

At the same time plasma displays:

 plasma(11187) SystemTrayContainer::SystemTrayContainer: attempting to
embed 44040217

After a bunch of attempts, I was actually able to run pidgin (though I
don't know what changed).  It is running without any system try icon,
so I'm guessing that is the confilct...  so far so good (with the
exception of the some of the icons not showing up pretty).


On Jan 9, 2008 12:00 PM, Sean Egan <seanegan at> wrote:
> On Jan 9, 2008 8:51 AM, Jeff Collins <canuck_ae at> wrote:
> > I've been playing with kde4 and since it runs much faster on my older laptop, I'm hoping to move to it completely.  The only thing holding me back is pidgin refuses to load.  From what I've googled it appears to possibly point to a problem with argb-visual usage.  I am just curiuos if this problem is related to GTK in general or something that pidgin could work around?
> Have you tried running another GTK+ application? Does Pidgin give you
> any error messages when you try to run it?
> -s.

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