Pidgen gnutls: Handshake failed. Error A TLS fatal alert has been received.

Stu Tomlinson stu at
Wed Sep 1 13:21:02 EDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-09-01 at 10:09 -0700, Carlo Ciuffoli wrote:
> Thank you both for your response. I have reinstall it, but the issue 
> persist.  I would appreciate any more suggestion you may have.

Your problem is with GnuTLS SSL support, but the RPMs we provide do NOT
use GnuTLS for SSL support - you must be running a different pidgin
binary than the one installed from the RPMs, you should find that by
  which pidgin
and then remove it and any related libpurple (it is probably installed
in /usr/local).

The pidgin binary installed in the RPM is at /usr/bin/pidgin - you can
also try running that using the full path.



More information about the Support mailing list