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Georgia boy
June 29th, 2009, 02:35 AM
Hi. I had upgraded to the 2.5.7 to get rid of the problems having with connecting to yahoo. My niece tried to send some jpegs and wma to me through the IM. Not being able to download them. Anyone else having the same thing?
Thanks
Tom

Steelmourne
June 29th, 2009, 02:55 AM
Did a box come up indicating whether or not you should accept the files?

Georgia boy
June 29th, 2009, 03:03 AM
Yes and I clicked on accept. I can send things but when it comes to me nothing comes through. I go to where I tell it to download to and all it shows is the name. When I click on it nothing is there. Also notice that the item seems to just sit there when being downloaded. Nothing shows being transfered. Tried numerous times and each time I could send but not receive anything that she sent to me. Kind of odd isn't it?
Any ideas?

zeroseven0183
June 29th, 2009, 03:43 AM
Is your niece using Pidgin also or the Yahoo! Messenger?

I'm also having problems sending files from Pidgin to YM and I think the problem also happens vice versa.

Steelmourne
June 29th, 2009, 04:18 AM
That might be the problem - pidgin to pidgin, although pidgin should "speak" to any protocol.

ralanyo
June 29th, 2009, 04:34 AM
I too have this and other problems with pidgin. Sometimes mine says that it doesn't connect and I have to restart the application in order for it to work. Other times I notice that I get a lot of spam IM's. Not sure if this is from pidgin specifically, but I don't get the spam on my windows machine.

Does anyone else have these problems? Or does anyone know of any other IM application for Ubuntu? If so, please let me know.;) (http://www.joomlatrainingonline.com)

Georgia boy
June 29th, 2009, 12:55 PM
No, she isn't using Pidgin. She was trying to use some IM system. She didn't tell me what she was using. She didn't like it and went back to Yahoo Messenger. She then tried to send me a jpeg and wma from Yahoo. Still couldn't get it. Would see the icons in my folders but nothing was there. The transfer box would just sit there and not show anything downloading. I could send her stuff like jpegs but couldn't receive anything from her at all. I did update to the 2.5.7 Pidgin when I was having all of that trouble from Yahoo updating their systems and it causing our problems in Pidgin with connections.
Don't know what to think on this. I had received files using the older version of Pidgin before but not now. Ideas anyone?
Thanks
Tom

Georgia boy
June 29th, 2009, 08:44 PM
Hi. I was in the Community Center and came across this post. Think that this might be the fix to what I and some of the others are having problems with in the files transfer or is it about something else?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1199766

If we had upgraded to 2.5.7 wouldn't we be getting the updates for our problems automatically or will we wind up upgrading? But since we did a PPA and installed the 2.5.7 won't any kind of upgrading either fixes or new software be done in the update manager that goes through our system all the time?
Stupid questions, I know. But, just had to ask them anyhow.
Thanks
Tom

zeroseven0183
July 2nd, 2009, 06:28 AM
This has been a problem between Pidgin and Y! Messenger since the earliest version I can remember I used. I hope upgrading it to 2.5.8 will do it.

From ChangeLog - Pidgin (http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog)

Fixed an issue with file transfers. This may not resolve all issues, but it should resolve at least some of the most common ones.


(http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog)

ronaldprettyman
July 2nd, 2009, 06:38 AM
Hi. I had upgraded to the 2.5.7 to get rid of the problems having with connecting to yahoo. My niece tried to send some jpegs and wma to me through the IM. Not being able to download them. Anyone else having the same thing?
Thanks
Tom

I have the same problem all the time with yahoo! I just switched to aim. Yahoo! is causing too much trouble for what its worth.

Georgia boy
July 3rd, 2009, 12:03 AM
Upgraded to 2.5.8 this morning. Gong to see how it works this weekend. Supposedely this was fixed with this version.

Tom