Running Pidgin on a VMware Linux Client

Stu Tomlinson stu at
Wed Jun 18 15:19:42 EDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 19:35 +0200, Wouter van Reeven wrote:
> (19:45:24) Session Management: ICE initialized.
> (19:45:24) Session Management: Connecting with no previous ID
> (19:45:24) Session Management: Handling new ICE connection... 
> (19:45:24) done.
> (19:45:24) Session Management: Connected to manager (GnomeSM) with client ID 11c0a80003000121381112400000031280004
> (19:45:24) Session Management: Using pidgin as command
> (19:45:25) dbus: Need to register an object with the dbus subsystem. (If you are not a developer, please ignore this message.)
> (19:45:25) dbus: The signal "gtkblist-unhiding" caused some dbus error. (If you are not a developer, please ignore this message.)
> (19:45:25) account: Network not connected; skipping reconnect
> (19:45:25) Session Management: Received first save_yourself
> (19:45:25) Session Management: Received save_complete
> 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?

This is nothing to do with XP or VMWare. The Linux distribution you are
using is running NetworkManager, and NetworkManager is reporting that
you have no network connection, so Pidgin does not try to connect.

Either fix your NetworkManager configuration, or stop the NetworkManager
service if you are not actually using it to configure networking in the
Linux guest OS.



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