Running Pidgin on a VMware Linux Client

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Wed Jun 18 14:19:04 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 1:35 PM, Wouter van Reeven <wouter at> wrote:
> Thanks so much for your great software! I use it a lot from my Linux machine at
> home. As of lately I have tried to use it from a Linux client running on VMware
> on a Windows XP host. I have disabled my firewall for all vmnet network
> interfaces, but for some reason I cannot connect to any server (MSN, Google
> Talk, ICQ). When I run

<SNIP />

 Apparently Pidgin detects that it cannot connect and gives up. Do you guys have
> any idea how to configure either XP or VMware so Pidgin may start working?

There isn't anything useful in the debug log you posted - it doesn't
contain anything about a connection attempt.

> By the way, I tried running the Windows Pidgin client but it crashes :-(

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