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    Pidgin Often "Randomly" Crashes.

    There is another post about this but it has been made read only, so I'm starting a new one.

    Pidgin Randomly Crashes. Of course I know there is nothing truly random with computers, but that's how it seems from my end. I have no plug ins right now. I used to have a bunch but I took them all off for trouble shooting reasons. I un-installed and re-installed hoping that it would delete all settings for the program, but there seems to be some settings file somewhere?? I can't tell. It just started happening one day, the best I can tell. But Ubuntu awesomely updates so often that it is hard to tell/remember. It seems to crash some times when I send a message, or get one.... I also think maybe it does when someone comes online???

    So if anyone could help that it would mean a lot. I switched to aMSN for a while (even tho it doesn't support other networks I use) but the last few days aMSN won't connect for... reasons unknown to me. So it's back to crashing.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Pidgin Often "Randomly" Crashes.

    Try reinstalling pidgin again. Make sure you delete its hidden folder (.purple) in your home directory.
    Concerning amsn, there has been a problem on the one in the repos. You can download the version on their website
    http://www.amsn-project.net/linux-downloads.php
    choose the tcl/tk 8.4 installer.
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    Re: Pidgin Often "Randomly" Crashes.

    Possible resource issue, post the following output:
    Code:
    top

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    Re: Pidgin Often "Randomly" Crashes.

    .Purple .... I would have never guessed that. I mean I knew that home folder had folders starting with "." that are hidden and holds settings files and other things like that, but I would have never guessed .purple. Anyways, I have deleted the folder/reinstalled the program and I will post back to let everyone know if it crashes or not. It Might take me a day or two to know for sure seeing that I am going to sleep soon.

    How do you install a .package file?




    Out Put for Top:
    grammatrain@tprb:~$ top

    top - 01:46:19 up 3 days, 2:10, 2 users, load average: 0.05, 0.21, 0.15
    Tasks: 143 total, 2 running, 141 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
    Cpu(s): 4.6%us, 0.5%sy, 0.0%ni, 94.8%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.2%si, 0.0%st
    Mem: 3631056k total, 2815776k used, 815280k free, 801396k buffers
    Swap: 979956k total, 39808k used, 940148k free, 1542976k cached

    PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
    6374 root 20 0 370m 62m 10m S 8 1.8 56:50.95 Xorg
    6779 grammatr 20 0 111m 52m 12m S 1 1.5 51:34.11 compiz.real
    15693 grammatr 20 0 189m 72m 21m S 1 2.0 0:11.88 firefox
    15864 grammatr 20 0 73724 19m 10m R 1 0.6 0:00.22 gnome-terminal
    15893 grammatr 20 0 2308 1136 852 R 1 0.0 0:00.02 top
    1 root 20 0 2844 1692 544 S 0 0.0 0:01.28 init
    2 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
    3 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
    4 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.90 ksoftirqd/0
    5 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/0
    6 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/1
    7 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:04.64 ksoftirqd/1
    8 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/1
    9 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.84 events/0
    10 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.66 events/1
    11 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper
    46 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:01.02 kblockd/0

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    Re: Pidgin Often "Randomly" Crashes.

    How to install; great guides here:
    http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/

    When you type in "top" in the terminal, you should have Pidgin running. What I think Codename was after was how much CPU% Pidgin was using (the top command shows you which resources every running application is using.

    Please start Pidgin and type in "top" again, end copy-paste it here.
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    Re: Pidgin Often "Randomly" Crashes.

    It's still crashing sadly.

    grammatrain@tprb:~$ top

    top - 01:54:35 up 4 days, 2:18, 2 users, load average: 0.23, 0.93, 0.62
    Tasks: 149 total, 1 running, 148 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
    Cpu(s): 2.9%us, 0.2%sy, 0.0%ni, 96.9%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
    Mem: 3631056k total, 3465908k used, 165148k free, 768208k buffers
    Swap: 979956k total, 39808k used, 940148k free, 2171716k cached

    PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
    6374 root 20 0 364m 62m 11m S 4 1.8 75:37.17 Xorg
    6779 grammatr 20 0 108m 52m 12m S 1 1.5 59:26.82 compiz.real
    29131 grammatr 20 0 2611m 17m 8060 S 1 0.5 0:04.89 EAC.exe
    30997 grammatr 20 0 137m 62m 19m S 1 1.8 0:04.93 firefox
    31011 grammatr 20 0 64464 18m 10m S 1 0.5 0:00.20 gnome-terminal
    31031 grammatr 20 0 2308 1136 852 R 1 0.0 0:00.02 top
    6684 grammatr 20 0 40016 10m 7800 S 0 0.3 0:17.72 gnome-settings-
    1 root 20 0 2844 1692 544 S 0 0.0 0:01.30 init
    2 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
    3 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
    4 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:01.24 ksoftirqd/0
    5 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/0
    6 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/1
    7 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:06.52 ksoftirqd/1
    8 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/1
    9 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:01.10 events/0
    10 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.88 events/1


    There it is. Pidgin is running, but I don't see it on that list.

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    Re: Pidgin Often "Randomly" Crashes.

    Remove everything you have previously attempted and try simply installing from a .deb file.

    Here is a .deb file of Pidgin 2.4.3:
    http://www.getdeb.net/app/Pidgin
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