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18th January 2010, 11:17 PM
Recently jumped from Ubuntu to Fedora 12 over the weekend, has been quite the bumpy ride. Though fun of course. But I'm having trouble coming to a solution for this problem, that started today. When signing into both Empathy or Pidgin (only with msn account) they both just hang on the white screen inactive... I say "inactive" the program hasn't frozen I just cannot be signed in.
Also, in Pidgin at the bottom, next to where it shows your status, it has;

"Available - Waiting for network connection"

Thanks for any help.

19th January 2010, 11:11 AM
Use kopete. Pidgin has always had issues for me and requires tweaking all the time

19th January 2010, 06:29 PM
did you change something to the account?
pidgin should work, i am absolutely sure

19th January 2010, 07:51 PM
Finally worked through to a fix. It seems that it was the connection between NetworkManager-Applet and both Empathy and Pidgin. As I use Wicd for wireless connection, I have the NM-Applet turn off which causes both Empathy and Pidgin to assume there is no internet connection.

So was just a matter of;

$ su -
$ yum erase NetworkManager