Gnome proxy settings does not work

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Sun Jan 18 01:03:06 EST 2009

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 10:34:11AM +1100, James . wrote:
> Has anyone got "use gnome proxy settings" feature to work? This has
> not worked for me since ever (i tried earlier 2.x versions even
> 2.0.1). Ive been using gnome from 2.20 to 2.24 also and it doesnt seem
> to read the proxy settings regardless of whether i use a configuration
> script or enter the proxy manually in gnome settings. Why is this the
> case? Even firefox can get the gnome proxy settings...

It depends on what kind of proxy server you have configured through GNOME,
pidgin supports reading some subset of it, but not all.


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