Pidgin login Unable to add user error Unknown error (204)

Bug #278516 reported by kontraband on 2008-10-05
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pidgin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin

On launching pidgin the following error occurs: Pidgin login Unable to add user error Unknown error (205)

Pidgin functions as expected once this message is read and closed.

Issue on Hardy Heron, package 1:2.5.0-0ubuntu2~hardy1

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Oct 5 11:14:55 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
Package: pidgin 1:2.5.0-0ubuntu2~hardy1
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: pidgin
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-21-generic i686

kontraband (noel-44fours) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Could you try to reproduce the same with Ubuntu 8.10 or 9.04? Thanks in advance.

Changed in pidgin:
status: New → Incomplete
kontraband (noel-44fours) wrote :


No I am not having this issue anymore. It could have been related to a variety of IM clients in use on different PCs/Phones/Laptops etc that had added a friend when I didnt have that on the pidgin release.

So I dont have a remedy, but its ok now thanks.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

We are closing this bug report as it lacks the information, described in the previous comments, we need to investigate the problem further. However, please reopen it if you can give us the missing information and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Daniel O. Mondaca S. (dnielm) wrote :

I got the same error.
I try (totally) uninstalling pidgin and reinstalling it from synaptic, but the bug doesn´t dissapear.

Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Date: 3/5/2009
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
Package: pidgin 1:2.5.5-1ubuntu8

Daniel O. Mondaca S. (dnielm) wrote :

this bug recurs again in ubuntu 9.04

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
kontraband (noel-44fours) wrote :


I was using a couple of different OSs and chat clients and not sure if someone tried to add them to my contacts list and they weren't matching up...

As its stands now tho.. I havent got the issue anymore, so check to see if you have any outstanding requests from other chat clients?!?

Daniel O. Mondaca S. (dnielm) wrote :

Miranda IM and amsn work just fine, no errors, no outstanding request.

Note: i was wrong about the error number, it was 204, not 205. This bug is also being revised on the pidgin`s web:

Thanks for your time!.
(sorry if my english is bad -_-)

Greg A (etulfetulf) on 2010-05-02
summary: - Pidgin login Unable to add user error Unknown error (205)
+ Pidgin login Unable to add user error Unknown error (204)
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at to know how to install that version.Thanks in advance.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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