Pidgin will not log in to Yahoo IM

Bug #389292 reported by Ray on 2009-06-19
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This bug affects 2 people
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pidgin (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin

When logging in to Yahoo, Pidgin locks up with a status of "Connecting". It doesn't crash, it just locks up.

Pidgin 2.5.6

1:2.5.6-1ubuntu1~pidgin5.9.04

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: pidgin 1:2.5.6-1ubuntu1~pidgin5.9.04
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
SourcePackage: pidgin
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-13-generic x86_64
UnreportableReason: This is not a genuine Ubuntu package

Ray (raykdenver) wrote :
abudo (almsamim) wrote :

i've the same problem
It doesn't crash, it just locks up.

abudo (almsamim) wrote :

i solved the problem
It may be the scs.msg.yahoo.com server's problem. I have change the default server in login advanced frame to cn.scs.msg.yahoo.com which is in china. yahoo can login well and quickly.
source : http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/9409

MunkyBone (trgw) wrote :

Try the IP of 66.163.181.173

Something odd is up with YIM lately and 3rd party IM clients.

I found this works on both Pidgin and Empathy.

abudo's solution worked for me.

colorz (varaprasadm) wrote :

Thanks

abudo's solution worked for me.

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