Ask pidgin to ignore networkmanager?

Ethan Blanton elb at
Wed Apr 20 21:14:56 EDT 2011

Daniel Howard spake unto us the following wisdom:
> Q: Is there a switch somewhere to turn off Pidgin's awareness /
> handling of networkmanager events?  Is it possible to build a
> non-networkmanager-aware client?  (Or just make IRC ignore
> networkmanager?)  How hard would it be for a Unix Admin with
> rudimentary C programming ability who completed a course in socket
> programming a decade ago to hack this in?  Should I be bugging the
> developer alias with this question?

Yes, there is such a switch, -f.  See pidgin --help or 'man pidgin'.
A Unix Admin should always check the man page first, right?  ;-)

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