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Thread: Pidgin 2.5.1 in OpenSUSE 11.1 Will not connect to anything

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    Default Pidgin 2.5.1 in OpenSUSE 11.1 Will not connect to anything

    Another GA issue with an application within 11.1 after upgrading. Pidgin will not connect to Yahoo or MSN. It worked fine with 11.0. This is the second application that worked in the previous version but not in the latest version.

    Quite disappointing.

    However it seems as though some of the issues are DNS resoluion based and I have verified on other non linux systems and even Virtual Machines that everything connects. I can browse the internet no problem and all firewalls are disabled on the openSUSE desktop.

    (19:56:06) msn: HTTP: Connection error: Error resolving gateway.messenger.hotmail.com:
    Name or service not known
    (19:56:06) msn: Connection error from Notification server (gateway.messenger.hotmail.com): Unable to connec

    Could not establish a connection with the server:
    Error resolving scs.msg.yahoo.com:
    Name or service not known

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    Default Re: Pidgin 2.5.1 in OpenSUSE 11.1 Will not connect to anythi

    Quote Originally Posted by ccolotti View Post
    Another GA issue with an application within 11.1 after upgrading. Pidgin will not connect to Yahoo or MSN. It worked fine with 11.0. This is the second application that worked in the previous version but not in the latest version.
    I installed the version in the repo and it worked without any issue.
    i am not sure if it was from packman repo or OS.

    cheers

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    Default Re: Pidgin 2.5.1 in OpenSUSE 11.1 Will not connect to anythi

    I have not changed anything from the default 11.1 GA DVD install. I am also having connection issues with Evolution and IMAP.

    I have a dual boot system and the Windows OS works just fine connecting to everything as does some windows VMs running on openSUSE in VMware workstation. So I am pretty convinced it's not a router or DSL Internet issue.

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    Default Re: Pidgin 2.5.1 in OpenSUSE 11.1 Will not connect to anythi

    I would suggest that you looks at the networking side of things.

    cheers

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    Default Re: Pidgin 2.5.1 in OpenSUSE 11.1 Will not connect to anythi

    I have checked all the network settings outside of openSUSE.

    All these things worked prior to installing 11.1, I also get KMail to work but not Evolution, so it's not a network issue.

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    Default Re: Pidgin 2.5.1 in OpenSUSE 11.1 Will not connect to anythi

    I have your same problem. Evolution produces an error trying to get e-mail:

    ------------
    Error while Fetching Mail.

    Host lookup failed: pop3.attglobal.net: Name or service not known
    ------------

    Of course the pop server is correct and the setup is the same a sopensuse 11. Like you kmail works OK.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    -=terry=-

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    Default Re: Pidgin 2.5.1 in OpenSUSE 11.1 Will not connect to anythi

    I'm surious why this is not something I have seen yet in more places. It's obviously broken in 11.1's distribution of these two applications.

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    Default Re: Pidgin 2.5.1 in OpenSUSE 11.1 Will not connect to anythi

    Have you guys tried disabling the suse firewall to see if that makes a difference?

    I have had some issues setting up the firewall and often ended up diabing it to test applications to see if the actually work. It's worth a try at the very least.

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    Default Re: Pidgin 2.5.1 in OpenSUSE 11.1 Will not connect to anythi

    Quote Originally Posted by ccolotti View Post
    I'm surious why this is not something I have seen yet in more places. It's obviously broken in 11.1's distribution of these two applications.
    I solved the problem adding the my isp dns server the resolv.conf

    ping works, but nothing else does - openSUSE Forums

    Hope yours is similar as the one I have.

    -=terry=-

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    Default Re: Pidgin 2.5.1 in OpenSUSE 11.1 Will not connect to anythi

    Interesting. I will try that. I did try disabling the firewall and app armor but neither did any good.

    Why though should we need to update the DNS manually when that is done via DHCP normally? Then this would indicate a poor implementation of the DHCP client in 11.1

    Also what happens when I am not at home and in a hotel? The DNS will be broken again so I still submit this is a DNS/DHCP or something else bug in 11.1

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