View Full Version : [ubuntu] pidgin troubles

April 20th, 2009, 06:30 AM
suddenly i'm unable to connect to my pidgin account.

Could not connect to authentication server:
Connection refused

it was working fine until this evening and nothing has changed as far as i can tell. any ideas?

April 20th, 2009, 06:35 AM
what server which plugin (msn/aim/etc) port etc would be helpful.

April 20th, 2009, 06:35 AM
Since pidgin doesn't have it's own service you need to specify which messenger service are you referring to(MSN, Yahoo, AIM, etc..etc..etc.).

April 20th, 2009, 06:37 AM

the aim protocol if thats the right word. thanks.

April 20th, 2009, 06:45 AM
1. Accounts -> Manage Accounts
2. Select your username and click Modify.
3. Verify Protocol/Username/Password are correct on the Basic tab.
4. On the Advanced tab verify the AIM server (login.messaging.aol.com) and port (5190).
5. Uncheck 'Use SSL', uncheck 'Always use AIM/ICQ proxy server...', check 'Allow multiple simultaneous logins'
6. Set proxy type to 'Use GNOME Proxy settings'.
7. Try logging in again.

April 20th, 2009, 06:49 AM
those were already the settings, so no dice. thanks though.

April 20th, 2009, 07:24 AM
Perhaps aim is down?