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Old 01-19-2006, 03:37 PM   #1
Adrian Baker
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Distribution: PCLinuxOS 2007 on my laptop and Suse 10.2 on my desktop.
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Gaim hangs on connect, Kopete is fine!

hi all

I'm running Suse 10 on a Compaq laptop. Gaim was installed as part of the set-up when I installed Suse. I have Gaim version 1.5.0-3. When I try to get it to connect to my MSN account, Gaim hangs on connecting and eventually stops trying. However, Kopete connects immediately without any problems!
I'm connecting to a wireless router on a home network. Webbrowsers are all fine, as is Kopete. My network option on Gaim is set to no proxy, although I have tried some of the other options without success.

I have searched these excellent forums, but can't find a viable solution. As far as I can see, my version of Gaim is new and the wireless connnection is working.

I could use Kopete I suppose, but I'm learning Linux and when a problem occurs, the best way to learn is to fix it!

Any ideas folks?
Old 10-29-2006, 08:38 AM   #2
Adrian Baker
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Hi all

I originally posted this problem in January but got no reply so just ignored it. However, I am now right on the verge of dumping windoze for good, but before I do so I'm trying to get absolutely everything working exactly how I want it to. In doing so, I've learnt loads, which is great, so can anyone offer any help with this problem?

I'm not that desperate to use Gaim, but I do want to know why I can't!!
Old 10-29-2006, 09:10 AM   #3
Adrian Baker
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I tried to open Gaim using the console as this helps with finding faults. Here's what happened:

adrian@AHBlaptop:~> gaim
Gaim has segfaulted and attempted to dump a core file.
This is a bug in the software and has happened through
no fault of your own.

It is possible that this bug is already fixed in CVS.
If you can reproduce the crash, please notify the gaim
maintainers by reporting a bug at

Please make sure to specify what you were doing at the time,
and post the backtrace from the core file. If you do not know
how to get the backtrace, please get instructions at If you need further
assistance, please IM either SeanEgn or LSchiere and
they can help you.

So I did what there helpfile said about obtaining a backtrace and did the following:

adrian@AHBlaptop:~> gdb gaim
GNU gdb 6.3
Copyright 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you are
welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions.
Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
There is absolutely no warranty for GDB. Type "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "i586-suse-linux"...(no debugging symbols found)
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/".

(gdb) handle SIGPIPE nostop
Signal Stop Print Pass to program Description
SIGPIPE No Yes Yes Broken pipe
(gdb) run
Starting program: /opt/gnome/bin/gaim
(no debugging symbols found)

Program received signal SIGPIPE, Broken pipe.
bt full

Program exited normally.
(gdb) bt full
No stack.
(gdb) quit

I'll get on to the Gaim people as requested, but if anyone here can help, please do!


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