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Old 06-19-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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Lightbulb yahoo not working on pidgin this days, how to fix it: (see the thread)


yesterday yahoo wont work for me till now then I have searched the net for this issue until I have found this solution:
add this line (66.163.181.170 scs.msg.yahoo.com) to your /etc/hosts
this will make your yahoo work for you again

source:
http://stuff.techwhack.com/6804-yahoo-messenger-pidgin

Last edited by wanas; 06-19-2009 at 08:08 PM.
 
Old 06-21-2009, 10:13 AM   #2
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Pidgin 2.5.7 "fixes" the above issue.
 
Old 06-21-2009, 12:12 PM   #3
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yeah but till now ubuntu havnt updated her repos to the last pidgin 2.5.7
and then ppa pidgin in launch-pad too they are still using 2.5.6
 
Old 06-22-2009, 11:32 PM   #4
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i was having same problem for last one week. got fixed with this. thanks bro.
 
Old 06-23-2009, 12:11 AM   #5
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now you can add the pidgin developers ppa from here and update to the last pidgin 2.5.7, in this release they fixed the yahoo issue
 
Old 07-01-2009, 02:19 AM   #6
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Its nothing but changes in messenger server with yahoo.
which is affecting third party messengers than yahoo.
for that pidgin has release there newer version of messenger
and existing pidgin user has to make some changes in there
messenger server setting.need to replace existing messenger
server i.e (pager server) from scs.msg.yahoo.com to cn.scs.msg.yahoo.com this will resolve the issue.

Cheers
Sandy.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 11:22 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wanas View Post
yesterday yahoo wont work for me till now then I have searched the net for this issue until I have found this solution:
add this line (66.163.181.170 scs.msg.yahoo.com) to your /etc/hosts
this will make your yahoo work for you again

source:
http://stuff.techwhack.com/6804-yahoo-messenger-pidgin
So is my hosts file supposed to look like this?
Quote:
127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 mepis1
127.0.0.1 mepis1.local
66.163.181.170 scs.msg.yahoo.com

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
# (added automatically by netbase upgrade)

::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
In the meantime, I tried Getsandy's solution; it worked. I'm seeing messages elsewhere to the effect that the latest pidgin does not solve the problem.

Last edited by newbiesforever; 07-01-2009 at 11:31 PM.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 11:38 PM   #8
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You shouldn't need to edit hosts at all. I guess this was some early workaround.

2.5.7 certainly fixed the issue for me. i note that there is now a 2.5.8 out. This seems to have fixed an msn issue, but I'm not sure how related the issues were.
 
  


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