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    Pidgin cannot sign in to Yahoo Messenger

    Pidgin 2.5.5 can't sign to Yahoo Messenger all of a sudden. I just turned on my computer one morning and it wouldn't log in. It's perpetually stuck in "Connecting", no error messages or anything. XFire still works using the Gfire plugin. I'm using Jaunty.

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    Re: Pidgin cannot sign in to Yahoo Messenger

    IsaacClark,

    This thread will help you out: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1191064

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    Re: Pidgin cannot sign in to Yahoo Messenger

    This is what I did and it worked (thanks to this thread)

    1. Open Terminal
    2. type in
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/hosts
    3. add this in the end of the hosts
    66.163.181.184 scs.msg.yahoo.com
    4. Save and Close
    5. restart Pidgin
    Last edited by zeroseven0183; June 22nd, 2009 at 01:15 AM.
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    Re: Pidgin cannot sign in to Yahoo Messenger

    Quote Originally Posted by zeroseven0183 View Post
    This is what I did and it worked (thanks this thread)

    1. Open Terminal
    2. type in
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/hosts
    3. add this in the end of the hosts
    66.163.181.184 scs.msg.yahoo.com
    4. Save and Close
    5. restart Pidgin
    This worked. Thanks to both of you.

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    Re: Pidgin cannot sign in to Yahoo Messenger

    Thanks, that helped me as well.

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    Re: Pidgin cannot sign in to Yahoo Messenger

    Quote Originally Posted by zeroseven0183 View Post
    This is what I did and it worked (thanks this thread)

    1. Open Terminal
    2. type in
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/hosts
    3. add this in the end of the hosts
    66.163.181.184 scs.msg.yahoo.com
    4. Save and Close
    5. restart Pidgin
    Thanks...

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    Re: Pidgin cannot sign in to Yahoo Messenger

    Isn't this the best sign of a software that should be avoided? This doesn't happen with the official client, and, although good parts are done by reverse engineering, gaim, pidgin, whatever they might call it the next 6 months can't cope with it. I know the answer is the reverse engineering was done by other people and the "chief" now only bothers with the Google conectivity, but shouldn't the community support something else?

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    Re: Pidgin cannot sign in to Yahoo Messenger

    Quote Originally Posted by zeroseven0183 View Post
    This is what I did and it worked (thanks this thread)

    1. Open Terminal
    2. type in
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/hosts
    3. add this in the end of the hosts
    66.163.181.184 scs.msg.yahoo.com
    4. Save and Close
    5. restart Pidgin
    Thanks for the tips..! It worked for me as well.....!

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    Talking Re: Pidgin cannot sign in to Yahoo Messenger

    thanks its work...it work in pidgin,kopete gaim and adium

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    Re: Pidgin cannot sign in to Yahoo Messenger

    This worked wonders!! Thank you for the help!

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