Pidgin 2.12.0. Always crashing on screen resolution changes

Eion Robb eion at
Wed Jul 4 00:27:22 EDT 2018

Hi Mark,

If you're getting crashes without an update to the ~/.purple/Pidgin.RPT
file and you want to get a backtrace, then you'll want to run Pidgin
through gdb:

Before you do that however, it'll be easier to get a debug log out of
There might be enough info in the debug log that running through gdb isn't
needed, so definitely do this as a "step one."

Would be interested to see what the backtrace/debug log shows though once
you can grab it. :)


On Tue, 3 Jul 2018 at 18:34, Mark Gillespie <mark.gillespie at>

> (sorry for new post, can't figure out how to reply, it's not obvious..)
> I am running 2.12.0, as the latest build still isn't released for Windows.
> I have installed the pdb debug as part of the install, however no crash
> RPT file is created in the .purple directory (or anywhere else).  It's
> crashing in a Microsoft low level library.
> It's driving my nuts, as it many times a day.  It's when monitor count and
> resolution changes (when I dock or undock my laptop to my base station with
> multiple monitors connected)
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