In Feisty Fawn, Gaim fails to autoconnect to ICQ account on startup

Bug #97520 reported by MartinE on 2007-03-28
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gaim (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gaim

I have configured Gaim to autoconnect to my ICQ account on startup. But the attempt to connect never succeeds: Gaim says "Waiting for network connection" in the statusbar (I'm using the german translation, so I'm not sure about the exact english wording), and nothing else happens.

However, when I select "Accounts -> *My ICQ account* -> Deactivate" to stop the connection attempt, and then select "Accounts -> Activate account -> *My ICQ account", the connection attempt succeeds without any trouble.

Steps to reproduce: See above, happens every time.

Same problem for me for accounts jabber and yahoo in Feisty Fawn.

C de-Avillez (hggdh2) wrote :

Do you use NetworkManager? If so, is it connected?

Changed in gaim:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
MartinE (martin-engbers-gmx) wrote :

Removing the packages "network-manager" and "network-manager-gnome" is a workaround for this bug. It's also a workaround for bug #97557, evolution not remembering offline/online mode from the last session. I don't consider it a fix for either bug.

System Monitor says the network-manager process was sleeping. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "is it connected". I had a working dial-up connection (an ISDN connection using CAPI, actually) but it seems NetworkManager doesn't see it.

C de-Avillez (hggdh2) wrote :

I did not suggest or otherwise imply removing n-m was a solution to either bug.

n-m indeed does not see a dial-up connection, among others. This bug, and bug 97557 are, then duplicates of bug 82335, and will be set as such.

C de-Avillez (hggdh2) wrote :

Duplicate of bug 82335

Changed in gaim:
importance: Medium → High
status: Needs Info → Rejected
MartinE (martin-engbers-gmx) wrote :

I'm sorry, I certainly didn't mean to criticise you with that "not a fix" remark. Yout help was very much appreciated. Thanks.

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