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asm06230 05-27-2009 10:32 AM

Pidgin wont let me log on, authentication error
 
Although the icons show that i am available, my buddy list is blank and it says *myscreenname* is disconnected. Could not connect to authentication server:
No route to host

What does this mean, and how can i fix it?

TB0ne 05-28-2009 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asm06230 (Post 3554458)
Although the icons show that i am available, my buddy list is blank and it says *myscreenname* is disconnected. Could not connect to authentication server:
No route to host

What does this mean, and how can i fix it?

It means that pidgin can't find a route to the authentication server. But since you haven't told us what chat service you're using with pidgin, or anything about your environment, it's hard to help.

If you can get out to the internet from the same machine, then it's probably your user ID/password.

anarchyinc 05-28-2009 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TB0ne (Post 3555593)
If you can get out to the internet from the same machine, then it's probably your user ID/password.

Either that or the server is simply down.

asm06230 06-01-2009 09:52 AM

I'm using ubuntu 8.04, Pidgin 2.5.6,using my AIM screenname, I can get to the internet just fine, and i', positive it is not my username/password as i have tried other usernames with the same result. I have a hard time believing that it would be the server for over 2 weeks now...


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