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  1. #1

    Default Pidgin will not run

    I have ben having problems with Pidgin not starting. It will show in the task bar and try to load for about a minute then disappear. I tried running in terminal and got this error:

    (pidgin:9191): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_ref: assertion `GST_CAPS_REFCOUNT_VALUE (caps) > 0' failed

    (pidgin:9191): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_unref: assertion `GST_CAPS_REFCOUNT_VALUE (caps) > 0' failed

    (pidgin:9191): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_ref: assertion `GST_CAPS_REFCOUNT_VALUE (caps) > 0' failed

    (pidgin:9191): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_unref: assertion `GST_CAPS_REFCOUNT_VALUE (caps) > 0' failed
    Pidgin 2.5.1 has segfaulted and attempted to dump a core file.
    This is a bug in the software and has happened through
    no fault of your own.

    It was working earlier today, and I have had no problems before. restarting/logging out and in makes no difference.

  2. #2
    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Pidgin will not run

    hito kiri wrote:

    > I have ben having problems with Pidgin not starting. It will show in
    > the task bar and try to load for about a minute then disappear. I tried
    > running in terminal and got this error:
    >
    > (pidgin:9191): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_ref: assertion
    > `GST_CAPS_REFCOUNT_VALUE (caps) > 0' failed
    >
    > (pidgin:9191): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_unref: assertion
    > `GST_CAPS_REFCOUNT_VALUE (caps) > 0' failed
    >
    > (pidgin:9191): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_ref: assertion
    > `GST_CAPS_REFCOUNT_VALUE (caps) > 0' failed
    >
    > (pidgin:9191): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_unref: assertion
    > `GST_CAPS_REFCOUNT_VALUE (caps) > 0' failed
    > Pidgin 2.5.1 has segfaulted and attempted to dump a core file.
    >
    > This is a bug in the software and has happened through
    >
    > no fault of your own.
    >
    > It was working earlier today, and I have had no problems before.
    > restarting/logging out and in makes no difference.


    Did you update any package recently from packman repo?

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

  3. #3

    Default Re: Pidgin will not run

    No, it was working one minute, then I logged out and back in and it started doing that.

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    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Pidgin will not run

    hito kiri wrote:

    > No, it was working one minute, then I logged out and back in and it
    > started doing that.


    What version of gstreamer do you have installed?

    You can check it with "rpm -qa | grep streamer"

    BTW, it seems another user was facing the same error you are getting and
    reported it on Pidgin's bugzilla:

    Pidgin Crashes
    http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/7022

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

  5. #5

    Default Re: Pidgin will not run

    banshee-1-backend-engine-gstreamer-1.4.3-1.2.1
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base-0.10.21-2.21.2
    libgstreamer-0_10-0-32bit-0.10.21-3.11
    libgstreamer-0_10-0-0.10.23-42.pm.1
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-0.10.10-3.21.1
    gstreamer-0_10-0.10.21-3.13

    Looks like I have several. Perhaps uninstalling Pidgin and reinstalling will help.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Pidgin will not run

    No that didn't help.

  7. #7
    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Pidgin will not run

    hito kiri wrote:

    > libgstreamer-0_10-0-0.10.23-42.pm.1


    This package seems coming from packman repo...

    > Looks like I have several. Perhaps uninstalling Pidgin and
    > reinstalling will help.


    I already saw in your last message that does not helped :-)

    But I think this is more related to "gstreamer" than "pidging" itself.
    Sometimes, mixing libraries from opensuse repository and packman can be a
    bit messy.

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

  8. #8

    Default Re: Pidgin will not run

    Do you suggest that I delete the packman version? What can I do to prevent these kind of conflicts in the future?

  9. #9

    Default Re: Pidgin will not run

    Well, I thought I would try removing the packman version but removing either version of it caused a lot of conflicts.

  10. #10
    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Pidgin will not run

    hito kiri wrote:

    > Do you suggest that I delete the packman version?


    No, I would open a bugzilla first to be sure where the problem is coming. I
    think it can be something with gstreamer but I'm not 100% sure. Only
    developers can tell :-)

    > What can I do to prevent these kind of conflicts in the future?


    It's difficult to say.

    There some multimedia libraries that we (opensuse users) have to download
    from packman or videolan repo due to license restrictions but they can
    conflict with opensuse stock packages. It's a kind of "lotto", we have to
    test-and-try and if something goes wrong, just report to get it fixed.

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

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