Persistent "waiting for network connection" and buddy lists don't load on open

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Mon Mar 5 14:31:09 EST 2012

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 14:23, Dennis Carr
<dennisthetiger at> wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Mar 2012 12:11:00 +0000
> Brian Morrison <bdm at> wrote:
>> On Sat, 3 Mar 2012 18:59:03 -0800
>> Dennis Carr <dennisthetiger at> wrote:
>> > How can I fix this?
>> 2.7.3 is seriously ancient, the current version is 2.10.1 so I would
>> recommend you upgrade.
> Are these documented bugs for this or an interim version between here
> and 2.10.1?  I recognize the need to update, but bear in mind that this
> would require me to update a few things.  Which I can do, mind you,
> but....

The issue that you're seeing is that network manager is reporting that
you don't have any connections available, so Pidgin doesn't try to

You need to either remove network manager or fix it so that it
correctly reports your network status.


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