Running Pidgin on a VMware Linux Client

Wouter van Reeven wouter at
Thu Jun 19 12:01:43 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 03:19:42PM -0400, Stu Tomlinson wrote:
> 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.

As it turns out, NetworkManager was NOT running but it WAS installed. I have
completely purged the package and now Pidgin runs like a charm. Thanks so much
for the help!

Greets, Wouter


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